In March of 2016, the College Board made significant changes to the SAT test. Among these changes was an increase in content. Prior to 2016, the SAT reviewed basic math content, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry. Now, the test also includes Algebra II (while significantly marginalizing Geometry). This change caught many off guard. Previously, students could plan to have Algebra I and Geometry completed by or within their Junior year, but now the plan must be adjusted.
As parents, you must advocate for your child. Unfortunately, what a student does in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade can affect what they can or will do in high school. Make a plan for your son’s or daughter’s math courses so that they can complete Algebra II either prior to or within his or her junior year of high school. This will give them the best chance to succeed with the SAT.