What is tested? The SAT is a 3 hour test, which consists of reading, writing, and two math sections. The writing test measures grammar usage, word choice, and an essay. We recommend you take the SAT plus writing in case you apply to a school that requires it. The key difference is that the math goes through Algebra II, more reading passages, and formulas are provided for math.
How is it scored? All three tests are scored on 400-1600. You will receive a score range of 200-800 in reading and writing, and a score range of 200-400 for both math sections. There is no deduction for wrong answers (no penalty for guessing).
When should I take it? The January and May tests offer their “Question & Answer” services (an additional $18) which will send you the questions/answers for this test to help you study if you retake the test. If you need to take a subject area test for college admissions (small group of selective schools) the best time is June, right when you have completed the courses the tests will assess.
How do I register? Go to www.collegeboard.org. If you are on free or reduced lunch, you may take the SAT once for free. Your counselor can provide you with a fee waiver form.
To register for the SAT, please visit www.sat.org/register
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