Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the college admission test in the United States of America. This article relies too much on references to primary sources. Annual number of test takers Over 2.
Most universities and colleges offering undergraduate programs in the U. The SAT is owned, developed, and published by the College Board, a private, non-profit organization in the United States. On March 5, 2014, the College Board announced that a redesigned version of the SAT would be administered for the first time in 2016. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.
There are substantial differences in funding, curricula, grading, and difficulty among U. East and West coasts have been taking the ACT. The test taker may optionally write an essay which, in that case, is the fifth test section. The Reading Test of the SAT is made up of one section with 52 questions and a time limit of 65 minutes. All questions are multiple-choice and based on reading passages.
Tables, graphs, and charts may accompany some passages, but no math is required to correctly answer the corresponding questions. The Writing and Language Test of the SAT is made up of one section with 44 multiple-choice questions and a time limit of 35 minutes. As with the Reading Test, all questions are based on reading passages which may be accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts. An example of an SAT “grid-in” math question and the correctly gridded answer.
In total, the SAT math test is 80 minutes long and includes 58 questions: 45 multiple choice questions and 13 grid-in questions. Several scores are provided to the test taker for the math test. Research was conducted by the College Board to study the effect of calculator use on SAT I: Reasoning Test math scores.