When a test as influential and controversial as the SAT faces a new iteration, people take notice. But when that same test will be administered in an entirely new format that leaves the classic #2 pencil behind, people start to lose their minds. Amy and Mike invited educator Brooke Hanson to help unpack first thoughts about the new digital SAT.
What are five things you will learn in this episode?
- What did the College Board say about a new digital SAT?
- What is the projected timeline for the new test?
- What is an adaptive test anyway, and why does this matter?
- What does ACT’s digital format experience have to do with this?
- How does this announcement impact current high schoolers?
MEET OUR GUEST
Brooke Hanson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and Kansas City, graduated from Stanford University with honors, and holds an MFA in Cinematic Arts Production from the University of Southern California. After spending over a decade juggling a career in Hollywood with her tutoring and test prep work, Brooke founded Supertutor Media to make college admissions and test prep more accessible and engaging. Her YouTube channel SupertutorTV now boasts over 20 million views and 230K subscribers. She’s been featured on CNN, US News and World Report, Teen Vogue, and Yahoo! Finance. Brooke has also written two ACT® math books and developed comprehensive online video-based prep courses for both the SAT and ACT.
Brooke previously appeared on this podcast in episode 213 to discuss Test Prep YouTube.
Find Brooke at supertutortv.com or subscribe to her YouTube (youtube.com/supertutortv).
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Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page. We’d love to hear from you!