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  • SAT to drop essay requirement, but colleges might still require it

    SAT to drop essay requirement, but colleges might still require it
    Changes announced Wednesday to the SAT college entrance exam don't necessarily mean all test takers will avoid writing essays.
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss effect of SAT college entrance exam overhaul

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss effect of SAT college entrance exam overhaul
    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...

    SAT overhaul to make essay optional, end penalty for wrong answers

    SAT overhaul to make essay optional, end penalty for wrong answers
    In a major overhaul of the SAT college entrance exam, students starting in 2016 will no longer be required to write an essay, will not be penalized for wrong answers and will not be able to freely use calculators. The College Board announcement...

    SAT college-entrance exam's essay portion to become optional in 2016

    SAT college-entrance exam's essay portion to become optional in 2016
    As part of a major overhaul of the SAT college entrance exam, test-takers starting in 2016 will no longer be required to write an essay, the College Board announced Wednesday. However, an essay-writing test still will be offered, and many colleges may...

    LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised

    LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised
    L.A. Unified is improving faster — in some categories much faster — than most other large, urban school systems, according to the latest results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which tests a sample of students nationwide....