The SAT Test Structure
Evidence-based Reading & Writing
This section includes a Reading, Writing and Language test. Each test is composed of multi-paragraph passages and multiple choice questions. The Reading test measures comprehension and reasoning. The Writing and Language test assesses expression, grammar, usage and punctuation.
This section includes multiple-choice and response questions. The questions are based on the Math college-bound students typically learn during their first three years of high school.
This section asks students to read and analyse an argument and write an effective response. Although optional, many universities either require or recommend completing the essay section and use the essay scores as part of their evaluation. Hence, it is advisable to complete this section.
|Evidence-based Reading & Writing||96||100||200 to 800|
|Reading Sub-test||52||65||200 to 800|
|Writing and Language Sub-test||44||35||200 to 800|
|Math||58||80||200 to 800|
|"No-Calculator" Sub-test||20||25||200 to 800|
|"Calculator" Sub-test||38||55||200 to 800|
|Essay (optional)||1||50||6 to 24|