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ABOUT SAT TEST
The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a nonprofit organization in the United States. It was first called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, but now SAT does not stand for anything, hence it is an empty acronym.
The SAT is one of the more demanding tests a student will take in his or her lifetime. It is also one of the most important criteria in determining a student’s admission or potential scholarship to college.
The SAT questions are divided into four sections 2 Math sections and 2 English sections.
|Reading||52||65 minutes||Main Ideas, Details, Inferences, Word Meanings, Author’s Purpose and Tone, Opinions and Arguments, Predictions|
|Writing||44||35 minutes||Vocabulary, Verbal Reasoning, Ability to Relate Ideas Logically|
|Quantitative (Math)||38 (Calculator allowed)||55 minutes||Number Concepts and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability|
|Quantitative (Math)||20 (Calculator not allowed)||25 minutes||Number Concepts and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability|
|Essay (Optional)||1||180 minutes|
Total testing time is 3 hours and 50 minutes.
For the 2017-18 testing year the SAT test dates are:
- November 4, 2017
- December 2, 2017
- March 10, 2018
- May 5, 2018
- June 2, 2018
Scoring for the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Sections
- Students earn 1 point for each correct answer
- Students neither earn nor lose points for questions skipped or answered incorrectly
- Raw scores of each section are then converted to scaled scores
- Scaled scores for each section range between 200 and 800. Total scores range between 400 and 1600
There is no deduction for incorrect answers, which means students should answer every single question. For most sections of the SAT, questions get more difficult as you work through each type of question in a section (except for Evidence-Based Reading questions). This means that the first few questions will usually be easy for most students, and the last ones will usually be extremely difficult for all but the most advanced students. The SAT is designed to challenge students at every level, so the average student is going to face a lot of tough questions in a very short period of time.
Scoring for the Essay
The SAT essay requires students to use a passage as the basis for a well-written and well-thought out argument.
- Two readers read and score each student’s essay. Essays are scored based on three categories: Reading, Analysis, and Writing.
- Each reader gives the essay a score ranging between a 1 and 4 points in each category, for a total possible score of 8 points.
An overall score of over 1250 out of 1600 is considered a good score.
You can take the SAT sample test at any of our centers for FREE to assess your skills or you can also take the Practice SAT here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests