SAT Test Information

The SAT test measures Reading, Writing and Language, and Math skills. Score is reported for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections. The reading section score ranges from 100 to 400 points. The Writing and Language section score ranges from 100 to 400 points. This math section score ranges from 200 to 800 points. The total score ranges from 400 to 1600 points.

English

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

The evidence based reading and writing section is composed of two tests that assess different but related skills and knowledge. In the Reading section of the test, you will answer 52 questions in 65 minutes. The questions are grouped by passages. There are five passages and each one is about 500 to 700 words long. The following skills are assessed in the Reading section of the test.

  • Vocabulary in context
  • Explicit idea
  • Implied idea
  • Supporting materials
  • Tone, Attitude, and Purpose

Writing

Writing and Language

In the Writing and Language test you will answer 44 questions in 35 minutes. You will work through four passages and following skills will be tested.

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Structure
  • Punctuation
  • Approach and Intention
  • Effective Sentences

Math

Math

In the Math section you will be assessed on your ability to solve problem in both multiple choice and constructed response question format. In the first section of the math test, you are not allowed to use a calculator. In this test, you will answer 20 questions in 25 minutes. For the constructed response questions, you are required to compute the answer and enter the answer in the provided answer sheet. The following concepts are tested:

  • Number and Operations
  • Basic Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Basic Geometry

In the second math section, you will be allowed to use your calculator. You will answer 38 questions in 55 minutes. The following math concepts will be tested in this test.

  • Number and Operations
  • Basic Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Basic Geometry
  • Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics
  • Other Topics