The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
From the spring of junior year to winter of senior year, students across the United State prepare to take the SAT College Entrance Exam. The College Board’s SAT exam is used by most colleges and universities to access a student’s college readiness. The SAT isn’t designed to assess how well you’ve memorized a large set of facts; rather, the SAT assesses your ability to apply the knowledge and skills you’ll need in college and career.
The SAT is made of 2 major sections- the Evidence Based Reading and Writing (96 questions) and the Math Section (58 questions), each of which are scored on a scale from 200-800. Students may score anywhere between a 400 and an 1600 in total. Please read the guide included on this page below for a more indepth look at the exam.
Register for the SAT at: www.collegeboard.org
It is important to remember THERE ARE NO GOOD OR BAD SCORES, only ones that do or do not align with the college of your choice.
Fortunately there are some great preparation resources available, many of which are free:
Khan Academy Free Test Prep – personalized computer preparation based on a student’s individual skills.
Free College Board Practice Exams
The Official College Board Daily Practice App – free downloadable Iphone and Android App
For in person SAT Prep, check with community partners in the are to see if they are offering courses (usually for a fee).