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Conquer the SAT

The new SAT, which debuts in May 2016 (March in the US), will look a lot different from the current version (no more testing dates). There will be two sections, instead of three sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. Each will be scored on a 200-to-800 scale. There will no longer be a penalty for guessing and the essay will be optional. The detailed information of the test is as under:

New SAT

Category New SAT
Total Testing Time 3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])
Components 1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing • Reading Test • Writing and Language Test 2. Math 3. Essay (optional)
Important Features • Focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and success • Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact • Rights-only scoring (no penalty for guessing)
Essay • Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission • 50 minutes to write the essay • Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text
Score Reporting • Scale ranging from 400 to 1600 • Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three dimensions for Essay • Essay results reported separately
Subscore Reporting Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors

Test Length and Timing

Component Time Allotted (min.) Number of Questions/Tasks
Reading 65 52
Writing and Language 35 44
Essay (optional) 50 1
Math 80 58
Total 180 (230 with Essay) 154 (155 with Essay)

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