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The New SAT
Divided into 4 Sections, plus an essay response:
 Reading: 52 questions, 65 minutes
 Writing and Language: 44 questions, 35 minutes
 Math Test, No Calculator: 20 questions, 25 minutes
 Math Test, Calculator: 38 questions, 55 minutes
 Optional Essay: 50 minutes
Scoring:
Scoring has changed! In its attempt to emulate the ACT as closely as possible, the College Board has eliminated the penalty for guessing in the SAT. The overall score is now two scores of 800 for a total of 1600.
Reading and Writing Section:
 Scores between 200800 points
 The number of questions you answer correctly correlates to a raw score chart unique to each test
 The separate Reading and Writing scaled scores are added together and multiplied by 10. This is your total Reading and Writing Score
Math Section
 Scores between 200800 points
 The number of questions you answer correctly (raw score) correlates to a scaled score chart unique to each test
 The Math scaled score is multiplied by 10. This is your Total Math Score
Optional Essay
 Two different people will read and score your essay.
 Each scorer awards 1–4 points for each dimension: reading, analysis, and writing.
 The two scores for each dimension are added.
 You’ll receive three scores for the SAT Essay — one for each dimension — ranging from 2–8 points. There is no composite for this section (the three scores are provided for individual assessment and are not added together).
THE ACT
Divided into 4 sections, with an optional 5th:
 English: 75 questions, 45 minutes
 Mathematics: 60 questions, 60 minutes
 Reading: 40 questions, 35 minutes
 Science: 40 questions, 35 minutes
Scoring:
Each section is scored on a 36point scale, where the raw score is matched against a scaled score out of 36.
Optional Essay:
 Two different people will read and score your essay on a range of 16, which will be added together, on 4 different areas
 Four domain scores from 212:
 Ideas and Analysis
 Development and Support
 Organization
 Language Use and Conventions
Your score will be the rounded average of the four domain scores for a single subject score between 212.
