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2015 PSAT & 2016 SAT

The changes in brief:

  • No more penalties for guessing: If you don’t finish in time, you can fill in “B” for the last few and not worry that you’ll lose points.
  • Forget the ten-dollar words: The tested vocabulary will focus more on words that help us communicate. The SAT will replace words like “depreciatory” with words students actually use, like “empirical.”
  • Essay Optional: If you choose to write an essay, you’ll be asked to analyze a passage and explain how the author made his or her argument. With the essay gone, the SAT will be worth 1600.
  • Primary source documents: Students will be asked to use source documents from science, social studies, and American history (hello, Declaration of Independence!) to answer questions.
  • Math Re-focus: Questions will be based on linear equations, complex equations/functions, and ratios, percentages, and proportional reasoning. *Important*: Calculators will only be allowed on parts of the math section.
  • Available in digital and paper formats: You’ll be able the take the test on paper or electronically.
 

College Board & Khan Academy Offer FREE Test Prep

Online Resources to Help You Prepare for the SAT

Avoid expensive test prep fees and take charge of your own learning online!

FREE practice tests are available from the College Board.

SAT practice exam from the College Board

 

FREE SAT practice tests are available on Learning Library Express through the Library System of Lancaster County. You need a public library card to access this valuable resource. (Public Library cards are available through any branch of the library, or please see a member of the CVHS Library staff for help.)

SAT practice exams

 

 

Comedians help create Zinch Prep to make it as fun as possible! Get six months FREE test prep for PSAT, SAT or ACT. 

Zinch

 

 

FREE SAT preparation study guides, vocabulary drills and practice tests.

DOME

 

 

ProProfs claims to have the most comprehensive collection of FREE SAT study resources online. This site also provides practice exams.

Pro Profs 

FREE SAT resources and practice available through the publisher of our literature textbooks.

Classzone

 

      
     

    Overview of the SAT

     

    Free Apps

    Download these and others free test prep apps.

    Easel SAT

    Features three sections with 25 questions each and a "show me" function, which explains how to arrive at the right answer.

    SAT UP

    Personalized practice for all three sections

    Test Day Checklist

    On test day, what to bring -- and what not to bring -- to the testing site.

    SAT Test Day Checklist

    Best wishes for a great test day!

        
       

      The New SAT

      New SAT Exam Format

      The new SAT is a timed test of approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes, divided into three topics: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing , which includes a written essay. Each section is graded on a scale of 200-800.

      Math: Approximately 54 questions divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes algebra, geometry, and probability

      Writing: Approximately 50 questions, plus an essay divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes grammar, sentence structure, and writing style

      Critical Reading: About 52 questions divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes vocabulary, reading comprehension, analysis, and logical inference 

      For More, Read: What to Expect on Test Day

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