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In SAT redo, no essay or guessing penalty

Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced Wednesday a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, eliminating obligatory essays, ending the long-standing penalty for guessing incorrectly and cutting obscure vocabulary words.

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  • Headline: In SAT redo, no essay or guessing penalty
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 4 on 03/06/2014
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