Students unlikely to notice most changes

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The SAT, one of the most commonly used standardized college entrance exams, will roll out a redesign come 2016, transforming how students take the test.

Computer testing will be available for the first time; the essay portion will be optional; and instead of losing points for incorrect answers, students won’t be penalized for guessing wrong.

“The testing strategy is going to change quite a bit for most students,” said Derrick Koch, guidance counselor at Brownstown Central High School.

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