SAT SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST




The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board.

The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.

– Princeton Review



SAT FORMAT

Section # & Types of Questions Content Timing
EVIDENCE-BASED READING & WRITING Reading
52 standard
multiple-choice
Writing
44 standard
multiple-choice
• Relevant words in
context
• Command of
evidence
• Expression of
ideas
• Standard English
conventions
100 minutes
Reading
One 65-minute section
Writing
One 35-minute section
MATHEMATICS 45 standard
multiple-choice
13 student-produced response
• The heart of
algebra
• Passport to
advanced
math
• Problem solving
& data
analysis
80 minutes
One 25-minute section (no calculator)
One 55-minute section (calculator allowed)
ESSAY
(OPTIONAL)
1 evidence-based
essay
Analyzing a
source
50 minutes
One 50-minute essay

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CURRENT TESTING DATES

Test Date Deadline Late Registration Score Release
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 23, 2018 June 21, 2018

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