Subject: College Board changing the SAT Exam
On March 5th, the College Board announced that it will be redesigning the SAT® exam in 2016. Among the changes, the exam will now include civics-based reading and writing passages.
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, our founder and Board Chair, spoke with the College Board about this exciting announcement.
When we launched iCivics.org in May 2010, no one imagined that three years later we would be serving 40,000 teachers and six million students. But here we are, and thanks to you, iCivics is now the most widely adopted civics curriculum in the country!
Civic Literacy and Changing the Meaning of Pi
In late 19th century Indiana, the legislature tried to pass a bill that would change the meaning of Pi to 3.2.
For the sake of our social science audience I won’t get into the math, but basically, a gentleman who “proved” the theory, and copyrighted it, generously offered to allow Indiana to use his method for free if they adopted his mathematical gift as law.
Back in December, we asked you for feedback and comments on your iCivics experience to share with Justice O'Connor.
Justice O'Connor was overwhelmed by your response! We received incredibly helpful insights into how we can improve the lesson plans, what you like (and don't like) about the games, and directions you might like to see iCivics explore.