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I NEW SAT Information

 

1. Old SAT vs. New SAT (2016)

– Get an overview of how the new SAT differs from the one students took before March 2016. The first table compares the major features. The second table compares the number of items and testing times in each part.

Old SAT
New SAT

Scoring

600 – 2400 400 – 1600 Subscore and Cross-test

Scores available

Timing

3 Hours 45 Minutes

3 Hours (+50 minute optional essay)

Sections · Critical Reading: 200-800

· Writing: 200-800

· Math: 200-800

· Essay (included in Writing score)

·  Evidence-Based Reading and

Writing: 200-800

·  Math: 200-800

·  Optional Essay (separately scored)

Guessing Penalty

1/4 guessing penalty

no guessing penalty

Format Available in print

Available in print or on computer

2. Major Features Compared

Comparison of the Major Features: Pre-March-2016 SAT and New SAT

Category

Pre-March-2016 SAT

New SAT

Total Testing Time

3 hours and 45 minutes

3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])

Components

  1. Critical Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Mathematics
  4. Essay
  1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Reading / Writing and Language)
  2. Math
  3. Essay (optional)

Important Features

  • Emphasis on general reasoning skills
  • Emphasis on vocabulary, often in limited contexts
  • Complex scoring (a point for a correct answer and a deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)
  • 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

  • Required and given at the beginning of the SAT
  • 25 minutes to write the essay
  • Tests writing skill; students take a position on a presented issue
  • 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 600 to 2400
  • Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Critical Reading; 200 to 800 for Mathematics; 200 to 800 for Writing
  • Essay results scaled to multiple-choice Writing
  • 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 None

Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors

3. Test Length and Timing Compared

Comparison of Test Length and Timing: Pre-March-2016 SAT and New SAT

Pre-March-2016 SAT

New SAT

Component

Time Allotted (min.) Number of Questions/ Tasks Component Time Allotted (min.)

Number of Questions/ Tasks

Critical Reading

70 67 Reading 65

52

Writing

60 49 Writing and Language 35

44

Essay

25 1 Essay (optional) 50

1

Mathematics

70 54 Math 80

58

Total

225

171 Total 180 (230 with Essay)

154 (155 with Essay)

4. New SAT Structure

– Taking the SAT is the best way to show colleges you have the skills and knowledge they want most. Find out how the new SAT, launching in March, compares to the ACT.

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
Math

Sections

· 65-minute Reading section

· 35-minute Writing and Language section

· 25-minute No Calculator section

· 55-minute Calculator section

Questions

· 52 Questions (Reading)

· 44 Questions (Writing and Language)

· 20 Questions (No Calculator)

· 38 Questions (Calculator)

Score Range 200-800

200-800

 

Test Snapshot

Features

New SAT

ACT

Widely accepted

All U.S. colleges

Almost all U.S. colleges

Major redesign

2016 SAT is based on the latest research on the skills colleges value most.

No recent significant revisions.

Tests the vocabulary you’ll use

Yes

Yes

Everyday math formulas provided

Yes

No

Essay is optional

Yes

Yes

Penalty for guessing

No

No

Free Practice
Resources New SAT

ACT

Free daily practice questions

Yes, the free mobile app, Daily Practice for the New SAT.

Yes

Free comprehensive test practice Yes, through Khan Academy®, with over 4,000 questions and video lessons.

No

Free, downloadable practice tests

Yes

No

Mobile app that instantly scores paper tests Yes, Daily Practice for the New SAT.

No

 

Flexibility
Schedule New SAT

ACT

Test days

7 times a year

6 times a year

Regular registration deadline

About 4 weeks before test day. You pay a late fee for registering later. About 5 weeks before test day. You pay a late fee for registering later.

Late registration closes

About 11 days before test day

20+ days before test day

Fee Waivers
Benefits and Rules New SAT

ACT

Test fees waived for eligible students

Yes

Yes

Waivers cover late fees

Yes

No

Four college application fee waivers sent directly to eligible students

Yes

No

 

Test Format
Structure and Timing New SAT

ACT

Testing time

3 hours + 50-minute essay (optional)

2 hours 55 minutes + 40-minute essay (optional)

Structure

3 tests + optional essay

4 tests + optional writing test

Number of questions

154

215

Time per question

1 minute, 10 seconds

49 seconds

Score range

Composite 400–1600 (SAT Essay: reported in 3 dimensions, each 2–8)

Composite 1–36 (writing domain scores: 2–12)

Test length and timing

Reading Test 65 minutes 52 questions

Writing and Language Test 35 minutes 44 questions

Math Test 80 minutes 58 questions

Reading Test 35 minutes 40 questions

English Test 45 minutes 75 questions

Math Test 60 minutes 60 questions

Science Test 35 minutes 40 questions


II ACT Information

 

1. What is the ACT?

– The ACT exam, or American College Test, is a national standardized test that serves as a measurement of aptitude and critical thinking. Colleges and universities in the United States carefully review exam results when admitting students to schools. ACT scores are an important factor of consderation. Therefore, performing well on the ACT is a key component to your future.

2. Time Schedule

Section
Number of Questions
Time Allotted

English

75 questions 45 minutes

Mathematics

60 questions

60 minutes

Reading

40 questions

35 minutes

Science

40 questions

35 minutes

Writing (Optional) 1 prompt

30 minutes

3. Question Content

– What is the ACT really and what kind of skills are required? The required skills vary according to section.

  • English – This section primarily tests grammar & usage, punctuation, sentence structure, strategy, organization, and style.
  • Mathematics – Some subjects reviewed in this section include pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Reading – This section of the exam challenges reading comprehension based on question content. Just as with the other sections of the exam, you must deduce based on the information provided.
  • Science – The science portion of the test challenges interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving.
  • Writing – The writing section tests just that: writing skills. It will test your ability to create and defend an argument in a clear and concise manner.