From 4 January 2020, some small changes of IELTS format are being introduced to the instructions and layout of the paper-based Listening test:
1. The word ‘Sections’ will be changed to ‘Parts’ – The paper-based test will now be divided into Part 1, 2, 3, 4.
2. The Part 1 example will be removed.
3. The page number references will be removed. Eg. ”look at questions 1-4 on page 3” will be shorten as ”look at questions 1-4”.
More information: https://www.ielts.org/about-the-test/test-format
There are some changes to the SAT, starting 2020-2021, announced by CollegeBoard
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Starting next September, high schooler could retake ACT individual sections, instead of the entire exam.
Officials at ACT said on Oct. 8 that starting next September, students who want to improve their scores would be able to retake single sections of the five-part test, including reading, math, science, English and optional writing, which lasts about three hours, instead of sitting for all of them again. The change would allow students to avoid getting worse marks on sections they had taken earlier and students will get a new “superscore” that combines their highest scores on the subsections from each time they took the test.
There’s already discussion about whether this change eases students’ anxiety or further disadvantages students without access to extra test-prep resource/ coaching.
However, one thing is for sure—College Board, owner of SAT, the other dominant of this game, would have to come up with some similar changes in reaction to this new policy of ACT.
Read the full news here.
(Updates on Nov. 27)
Starting from the test at September 2020, students who take the ACT at US test centers will be able to:
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