The SAT test:
An American Test. So American Instructions.

Although the ACT, PSAT,  SAT and SSAT are administered worldwide, these tests are first and foremost designed to test Americans’ reasoning abilities based on knowledge of concepts gained while in American schools.

Critical reading passages often feature subject matter particular to American history and social issues. Vocabulary is also tested based on contextual meaning, which in some cases can be uniquely American.

The test frequently uses US customary measurement units in Math questions and sometimes neglects to include necessary conversion information for those accustomed to the metric system of measurement.

The Writing section tests grammar concepts that are uniquely American in usage. What’s more, the Essay section advocates a persuasive writing style incorporating specific elements of logic and rhetoric that are more familiar to Americans than to international students.

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About the SAT Test

Formerly known as the SAT: Reasoning Test or the SAT I

Over time there has always been a certain amount of criticism about the SAT. This is not surprising, for the SAT has been revised numerous times in its several decade-old history. As a result of significant pressure from some of the test maker’s top customers and competitors, a new version of the SAT was adopted in 2016.

Formatting & Scoring

The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections and the two Mathematics sections are scored from 200 to 800, with a combined “perfect score” of 1600. Also, the overall time of the test has been reduced from 4 hours to a 3-hour format. This does not include the 50 minute optional essay.

The SAT has 5 sections:

  • This entirely multiple choice section has 4 individual passages and 1 pair of passages. There will be 10-11 questions per passage, with a total of 52 questions over 65 minutes.
  • Sentence Completion sections have not been retained, so vocabulary memorization has been de-emphasized. However, vocabulary will continue to be tested with Vocab-In-Context questions.
  • The new Writing section is 35 minutes long and contains 44 questions spread evenly over 4 passages (11 questions per passage).
  • This multiple choice section has questions covering spotting grammatical errors in sentences, improving sentence construction, and grammar, as well as looking for punctuation errors.
  • The Math section has been broken into 2 sections. There is a 25 minute no calculator section with 20 questions and a 55 minute, 38 question section that allows calculators.
  • The questions incorporate more advanced concepts normally learned in the third year of US high school math class (Algebra II).
  • Added concepts include exponential growth, absolute value, and properties of tangent lines
  • The Math section has been broken into 2 sections. There is a 25 minute no calculator section with 20 questions and a 55 minute, 38 question section that allows calculators.
  • The questions incorporate more advanced concepts normally learned in the third year of US high school math class (Algebra II).
  • Added concepts include exponential growth, absolute value, and properties of tangent lines.
  • One of the biggest changes to the redesigned SAT is the essay, and specifically that the essay will now be optional and not included in your final numerical score.
  • The new SAT essay is evaluated based on three specific criteria: Reading, Analysis, and Writing. Each of these criteria will be scored on a scale of 2-8 yielding a total score range of 6-24.
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