3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])
Reading Test (52 questions, 65 minutes)
Writing and Language Test (44 questions, 35 minutes)
Mathematics (calculator 38 questions, 25 minutes; no calculator 20 questions, 25 minutes)
1.Focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and success. 2.Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact.
3.Rights-only scoring (no penalty for guessing).
4.Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission.
5.50 minutes to write the essay.
6.Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text.
7.Scale ranging from 400 to 1600.
8.Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three dimensions for Essay.
9.Essay results reported separately.
Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors.