Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you. The SAT measures what you've learned in throughout your academic history and how well you apply that knowledge. The SAT is one of many factors that colleges look at when considering your application. It is taken by more than two million students around the world.
What is on the SAT?
The SAT consists of three major sections, each with various subsections. The critical reading section consists of sentence completion questions (19 questions) as well as passage-based reading (48 questions). The writing section includes identifying sentence errors (18 questions), improving sentences (25 questions), improving paragraphs (6 questions), and an essay writing section (1 essay). The multiple choice section contains multiple choice questions (44 questions) as well as student-produced response questions (10 grid-in questions).
How is the SAT Scored?
- Multiple choice questions: You receive one point for each question that you answer correctly. One quarter point is subtracted from your score for each question that you attempted but answered incorrectly. No points are subtracted or added if the question is omitted. Final scores are rounded off the nearest whole number.
- Student-produced response questions: Nothing is subtracted for wrong answers.
- The essay is scored from 2 to 12 unless it is left blank, considered off topic, or illegible. Than the essay will receive a score of 0.
- A statistical process called equating scales your scores from 200 (lowest) to 800 (highest). Scores are equated to adjust for minor differences between test forms. In addition to the scaled scores on each of the sections of the test, you will also receive corresponding SAT percentile scores. The percentile score, which ranges from 1 to 99, compares your score to those of other students taking the exam.
When is the Test Administered?
The test is typically given the last week in October or first week in November for admission the following September. Be sure to verify this year's test dates and locations. The test is administered to current 8th graders seeking admission into the 9th grade. Another form of the exam is administered to current 9th graders seeking admission to the 10th grade.
What is the Best Time to Take the SAT?
Most students take the SAT the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.
The SAT is considered a major determinate of selection into the college or university of your choice. It is one of the most important exams that your child will take in their life. Let our staff guide your child for future success in preparation for the SAT examination.
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