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Free Prep Resources for the SAT Exam

ProProfs offers free SAT study resources including practice exams, study guides, flashcards, quizzes, cram sheets, articles, links and tips to help you succeed in the SAT exam. Our extensive SAT Reading and Writing Study covers both sections in a convenient, easy-to-read "study guide" format, while our SAT Math Study area presents a comprehensive overview of the topics involved in SAT Mathematics. We have one of the largest collections of SAT flash cards and quizzes at your disposal, as well as three practice tests. Our SAT Quiz School and Flash Card database is continually expanding, keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments in SAT testing. Best of all, all our SAT Test Prep Study Aids are totally free for students and educators!
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What is SAT?

The SAT exam is a college entrance examination used by colleges in the US to assess a student's aptitude before entering university. It is considered the assessment of record for admissions offices in the US and worldwide, and is taken by millions of students each and every year. The SAT is administered by the College Board in the United States and is developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

SAT Study Guides

SAT Study Guide: Math: A Comprehensive study guide on SAT Math

SAT Study Guide: Reading: A Comprehensive wiki based study guide on SAT Reading Section

SAT Study Guide: Writing: A Comprehensive wiki based study guide on SAT Writing Section

SAT Wiki: Contains SAT Reading and Writing Study Guides, Cram Sheets, and General SAT Test Information. We invite all SAT educators & students to create wiki entries and contribute.

SAT Practice Questions: Quizzes perfect for your SAT prep. Test your knowledge as you study and even create your own quiz.

SAT Flashcards: An extensive collection of SAT study flashcards for your studying pleasure

SAT Reading Cram Sheet: A short pre-test sheet full of information necessary to do well on the reading exam

SAT Writing Cram Sheet : Sheet with grammar rules, conventions, and essay-writing tips

Articles and Tips : Inside SAT preparation information for students and instructors

SAT Preparation Tools And Resources:
  • Create Quizzes & Flashcards
  • Our Quiz school allows teachers to create/submit SAT quizzes for their students. Our flashcards interface allows students to create & store their flashcards online.

New SAT Exam Format

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

  • Math Section: Approximately 54 questions divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes questions from algebra, geometry, and probability
  • Writing Section: Approximately 50 questions, plus an essay divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes questions on grammar, sentence structure, and writing style
  • Critical Reading Section: Approximately 52 questions divided amongst 3 timed sections. Includes vocabulary, reading comprehension, analysis, and logical inference

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Understanding SAT Test Score

  • Raw Score (Multiple Choice Only): You begin with 0 points. For every question you answer correctly, you earn 1 point. For every question you answer incorrectly, you lose one-fourth of 1 point. For every question you omit, you earn 0 points.
  • Raw Score (Fill-in-the-Blank): You begin with 0 points. For every question you answer correctly, you earn 1 point. Otherwise, an incorrect or omitted answer is worth 0 points.
  • Essay Scoring: Essays are scored on a scale of 1-6, 6 being the highest. Two graders score the essay, and the combined score is used to determine the overall 2-12 score on the essay
  • Scaled SAT Score: For each major section of the SAT, your raw score is converted into a scaled (200-800) score using a skewed normal curve. A higher raw score corresponds to a higher scaled score.

SAT Question Types

  • Multiple Choice: A question and five responses are presented. You must choose the correct response or omit the question. Guessing penalty applied.
  • Fill-in-the-Blank: A question is presented in the mathematics section. You must bubble in the correct numerical response.

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