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High school students don’t appear to have been scared off by the newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam.

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The College Board says nearly 1.4 million high schoolers took the SAT between March and June of this year. That’s up about 180,000 test takers over the same period last spring.

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The new test — with more of a focus on real-world vocabulary and classroom learning — debuted in March. Some college advisers were a little cautious about encouraging students to take the debut test since it had a new format and wasn’t as familiar to students.

The College Board isn’t releasing average score results for the new SAT until next fall when it has a full year of data on graduating seniors for the 2016-2017 school year.

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