Join Times staff writer Larry Gordon for an L.A. Now Live online chat at 12:30 p.m. on the major overhaul coming to the SAT college entrance exam.
Starting in 2016, students will no longer be required to write an essay and will not be penalized for wrong answers. However, they will no longer be allowed to use calculators as much as they want.
About 1.7 million high school students take the test each year and The College Board's announcement Wednesday sent ripples through education communities across the nation.
Even though the SAT's influence on college admissions is not...