New SAT Is About the Same as the Old One, College Board Finds

The latest word about the new SAT? It gives colleges about the same information as the old one did.

On Tuesday, the College Board announced that the recent changes in the SAT had not substantially altered how accurately it predicts first-year grades. The news prompted applause from the test's proponents, scorn from its critics, and little surprise from admissions deans.

Officials at the College Board, the nonprofit organization that owns the test, say the