Test Info: SAT

Test Info


The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized test developed by the College Board and ETS (Educational Testing Service) accepted by nearly every college or university in the United States. As of January 2024, all students will take the new digital, adaptive version of the exam. The digital SAT is divided into two main sections: Verbal and Math. Each section contains two modules which are identical with respect to their formats, question types, content areas, and timing, but which will differ in terms of difficulty. While all students will take the same Verbal Module 1 and Math Module 1, thereafter, students will be assigned to either an easier or a harder version of the second module (separately for Math and Verbal) based on their performance on the first task of the section.

Student progress through the adaptive digital SAT

Students receive one Verbal score and one Math score, each ranging from 200 to 800 points. Thus, the SAT’s total score, the sum of the scores from the Verbal and Math sections, ranges from 400 to 1600 points. Scores are no longer exactly pegged to the raw number of questions answered correctly, since the SAT now accounts for difficulty, but in each of the two sections, a single subscore reflects performance on both modules. With the exception of five free response questions in each of the Math modules, the SAT is presented in a multiple-choice format. Students are allotted 2 hours and 14 minutes to take the test.

College Board discontinued the optional essay previously offered on the SAT exam on January 19th, 2021. Enjoy!