The SAT college entrance exam is getting a major makeover.
FOX's Kathleen Maloney has the details:
The new SAT, which debuts in March, will focus more on what students are learning in the classroom and their analytical skills.
The essay will be optional and there will be no penalties for guessing answers and getting them wrong.
The revamped test will also do away with trick questions, obscure vocabulary words and near impossible math topics.
It will still be challenging and require students to decipher articles on science and history with charts and graphs of real-word facts and figures.
It's aimed at leveling the playing field for students who can't afford pricey prep services and tutors.
Kathleen Maloney, FOX News.