Scholastic Aptitude Test
The SAT college exam has undergone dramatic changes on what is tested, how it is scored and how students can prepare.
The test will include three sections — evidence-based reading and writing, math and an optional essay.
The test will shift from its old score scale of 2400 to 1600, with a separate score for the essay. No longer will test takers be marked negatively for choosing incorrect answers.
The writing and reading sections will include questions that necessitate students to cite evidence for their answer choices. This will include reading passages from a wider range of subjects like science, history, social studies and literature.
Test takers will not be asked to complete sentences with difficult words they might have memorized from sources like flash cards. Instead, students will have to weigh the context of the words.
The math section will no longer allow calculators to be used on every portion. It will focus on data analysis and real world problem-solving, algebra and some more advanced math concepts — areas that most prepare students for college and advancement of career
|CHANGES||OLD SAT||NEW SAT|
|Required Sections||3 required sections- Critical Reasoning, Writing, Maths||4 required sections-– Reading
– Maths(with calculator)
|Essay Length||25 minutes time limit||50 minutes time limit|
|Essay Scoring||Scored as part of writing section||– Receives 3 scores(Reading/ Analysis/Writing)|
|Total Exam Time||Around 4 hours||– 3 hours without essay-4 hours with essay|
|Scoring||Highest possible score is 2400, which includes essay||Highest possible score is 1600 with a separate score for essay|
|Calculator||Calculator permitted throughout the Maths section||Maths section includes some no-calculator segments.|
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