Each SAT Reading Test always includes: one passage from U. As with the Reading Test, all questions are based on reading passages which may be accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts.
The test taker will be asked to read the passages, find mistakes or weaknesses in writing, and to suggest corrections or improvements.
There are five passages (up to two of which may be a pair of smaller passages) on the Reading Test and 10-11 questions per passage or passage pair. founding document or a related text; one passage about economics, psychology, sociology, or another social science; and, two science passages.
SAT Reading passages draw from three main fields: history, social studies, and science. Answers to all of the questions are based only on the content stated in or implied by the passage or passage pair.
The mathematics portion of the SAT is divided into two sections: Math Test – Calculator and Math Test – No Calculator.
In total, the SAT math test is 80 minutes long and includes 58 questions: 45 multiple choice questions and 13 grid-in questions.The SAT has four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (calculator allowed).The test taker may optionally write an essay which, in that case, is the fifth test section.All questions are multiple-choice and based on reading passages.Tables, graphs, and charts may accompany some passages, but no math is required to correctly answer the corresponding questions.(These questions are not included in the computation of the SAT score.) Two section scores result from taking the SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.Section scores are reported on a scale of 200 to 800, and each section score is a multiple of ten.A large independent validity study on the SAT's ability to predict college freshman GPA was performed by the University of California.The results of this study found how well various predictor variables could explain the variance in college freshman GPA.It found that independently high school GPA could explain 15.4% of the variance in college freshman GPA, SAT I (the SAT Math and Verbal sections) could explain 13.3% of the variance in college freshman GPA, and SAT II (also known as the SAT subject tests—in the UC's case specifically Writing, Mathematics IC or IIC, plus a third subject test of the student's choice) could explain 16% of the variance in college freshman GPA.When high school GPA and the SAT I were combined, they explained 20.8% of the variance in college freshman GPA.