• Total Testing Time: 3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the optional Essay)

    Components: 

         1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

         2. Math

         3. Essay (optional)

    Important Features:

         - Focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readines and success

         - Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes mearning, tone, and impact

         - Rights-only scoring (no penalty for guessing)

    Essay:

         - Optional and given at the end of the SAT: Postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission

         - 50 minutes to write the essay

         - Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text

    Score Reporting:

         - Scale ranging from 400 to 1600

         - Scale raning from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 points for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three dimensions for Essay

         - Essay results reported separately

    Subscore Reporting:

         - Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors

    Testing Length and Timing:

    Reading: 65 minutes allotted with 52 questions/tasks

    Writing and Language: 35 minutes allotted with 44 questions/tasks

    Essay (optional): 50 minutes allotted with 1 question/task

    Math: 80 minutes allotted with 58 questions/tasks

    Total: 180 (230 with Essay) minutes allotted with 154 (155 with Essay) questions/tasks