The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board.
|SAT Length||3 hours (plus 50 minutes if taking optional Essay)|
|SAT Cost||$46 ($60 if taking SAT with Essay)|
|Highest SAT Score||1600|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
What is on the SAT?
There are two SAT sections:
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
The SAT also includes an optional Essay section. SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores. Some colleges may require that you complete the SAT Essay.
SAT registration deadlines fall approximately five weeks before each test date. Register online on the College Board website.
|Reading Test Section||Before you study for the SAT, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses, and these diagnostic tests can do that:
|SAT Test Tips
Major Tests – online practice quizzes with explanations
|Online FREE practice tests! I highly recommend trying these tests out to see if you are ready!
College Board – scroll down to Resources and there are several practice tests
|Mobile Apps for SAT and ACT
Check this page to investigate 5 free mobile apps for SAT and ACT practice
ACT Base of Operations
What is the ACT?
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:
The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.
|ACT Information:||Before you study for the ACT, you need to know your strengths and weaknesses, and these diagnostic tests can do that:
Princeton’s Diagnostic Test – free registration
Roman History Reading – Click Download Here to see the passage and then answer the ten questions.Domestic Violence Reading Passage – Follow the directions on this page.
The American Republic Reading – Follow the directions.
Banneker Passage – Arrangement and clarity
Punctuation Quiz – Semicolons, colons, etc.Clarity & Agreement
Kaplan – Scroll down to the bottom to find the link.
Grammar Rules – links found on this page address common grammar issues found on the ACT
ACT Tips, Strategies, etc.
|Writing the Essay:||Science Quizzes:
Reading Charts, Graphs, Maps – Answers are at the bottom.
|Math Quizzes:||SAT Vocab that can help with ACT|
|Teachers, Students, and Parents! There are a few really neat e-learning sites that have a large array of videos and lessons to help students in many different subjects, including the ACT and the SAT, as well as specific high level classes. Please visitwww.educator.com||For Teachers:|
SAT Diagnostic Test