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*The New SAT vs the Old SAT*

This is an information page to help you learn about the new SAT, which went into effect last year. There's been a lot of confusion regarding the changes made to the SAT. These changes went into effect in march of 2005. The test is now 2400 points, it is 3 hours and 45 minutes instead of 3 hours even. There have also been some changes to the math and verbal sections.

**The New SAT**

The SAT was substantially modified in March of 2005. The total score will be 2400 instead of 1600. Analogies and Quantitative Comparisons will no longer be on the exam, but there will be algebra 2 for the math section and a 25 minute essay for the written section.

Old SAT (before March, 2005)

Top Score: 1600; Time: 3 hours

Math Section: Algebra I, Geometry , Quantitative Comparisons

Verbal Section: Critical Reading, Sentence Completions, Analogies.

New SAT; March 2005 and beyond...

Top Score: 2400; Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Math section: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2

Verbal Section: Critical Reading, Sentence Completions, Paragraph length CR passages.

Writing Section Essay Grammar Usage

New SAT Layout: The New SAT will have 10 sections: 3 Math, 3 Reading, 3 Writing and 1 Experimental. The types of questions follow....

Within the 3 scored sections of the Math part you will see the following

One 25 minute section with 20 Multiple Choice questions

One 25 minute section with 18 questions:

8 Multiple Choice questions

10 Grid-In questions

One 20 minute section with 16 Multiple Choice questions

Within the 3 scored sections of the Reading part you will see the following

One 25 minute section with 24 questions:

8 Sentence Completions

4 Short Critical Reading Passage questions

12 Critical Reading questions from 1 passage

One 25 minute section with 24 questions

5 Sentence Completions

4 Short Critical Reading Passage questions

15 Critical Reading questions from 2 distinct passages

One 20 minute section with 19 questions:

6 Sentence Completions

13 Critical Reading questions from 2 related passage

4-5 questions relating to Passage 1

4-5 questions relating to Passage 2

2-4 questions asking you to compare/contrast the two passages

Within the 3 scored sections of the Writing part you will see the following

One 25 minute section with 1 Essay

One 25 minute section with 35 questions:

11 Improving Sentences questions

18 Identifying Sentence Errors questions

6 Improving Paragraphs questions

One 10 minute section with 14 Improving Sentences questions


 

 

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