If you’re wondering what it takes to score a 1200, 1400, or even a 1600 on the SAT®, you’ll want to try our interactive SAT® score calculator. With it, you can see how many questions you need to get right on the SAT® Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and SAT® Math sections.
This guide exists to help prepare you for the SAT® Reading test. It is one part of the new SAT® and has an important role to play in your journey to a top university. So, let’s get on with it.
When the dust settled from CollegeBoard’s major transition to a new SAT® Test format, most students were pleased with the major changes to the SAT® Reading Section. By eliminating the dreaded vocabulary section, SAT® test makers made huge strides towards creating a test that better measures the skills students have learned in school.
To test your ability to analyze visual representations, College Board has recently added tables, charts, graphs, and other graphics to their SAT® Reading Section. These SAT® Reading graphics will ask you to demonstrate your ability to interpret visual information and synthesize those details with a paired text passage.
If you took the SAT® last year and are hoping to take it again soon, you may discover that the test you take starting in the 2014-2015 school year is very different than your previous attempts, but don’t worry! The SAT® is being redesigned to make it a more effective and accurate reflection of what college and the “real world” will be like. This means that there will be both major and minor changes you should know about.
We don’t know of anyone who likes taking standardized exams. But tests like the SAT® are often required for college admissions, so you just have to grin and bear it.