The Scholastic Aptitude Test: sat
The Scholastic Aptitude Test: SAT
- Mrs. Gail Platt
- Bethel High School
The SAT Focuses on College Success™ Skills
- Critical Reading
- The SAT® tests students’ reasoning based on knowledge and skills developed through their course work.
- It measures their ability to analyze and solve problems by applying what they have learned in school.
- 3 hours 45 minutes
- Critical Reading: 70 minutes
- Two 25-minute sections
- 20-minute section
- Math: 70 minutes
- Two 25-minute sections
- 20-minute section
- Writing: 60 minutes
- Two multiple-choice sections one 25-minute section and one 10-minute section one 25-minute essay
- Variable Section: 25 minutes
Test Content and Question Types
- Critical Reading: 200–800
- Math: 200–800
- Writing: 200–800
- Will include 2 sub scores:
- Essay 2–12 (1/3 of writing score)
- Multiple-choice 20–80 (2/3 of writing score)
SAT Scores for 2004-2005
- 233 students at Bethel High School took the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
- The average scores for the SAT are as follows:
- Bethel Virginia Nation
- Verbal 456 516 508
- Math 464 514 520
- Measures knowledge of genre (types of literature), cause and effect, comparative arguments, and the ability to recognize relationships among parts of a text
- Long and short reading passages are taken from different fields:
- Natural sciences
- Social science
- Literary fiction
- Short reading passages now replace the formerly used analogy section.
- Measures problem-solving skills
- Emphasis on math reasoning: SAT math measures the ability to apply math content to real-life problems.
- SAT is unique in having some “grid-in” questions requiring student-produced responses. Student generates his/her own response to the problem.
- A scientific or graphing calculator is recommended for the current test.
- Every question can be answered without a calculator, calculators are definitely encouraged.
- Previously, a basic 4-function calculator was recommended, but now scientific is the base level recommendation.
- Students should bring a calculator with which they are comfortable and familiar.
The Math Section
- Expanded Number and Operations topics include:
- Expanded Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability topics include:
- Data interpretation, scatter plots, and matrices
- Geometric probability
Scoring Procedures for the Essay
- Essays are scored by trained high school English teachers and college professors with experience teaching writing.
- Each essay is scored independently by two readers according to the holistic Scoring Guide in conjunction with sample essays selected for training.
- Essays are scored on a scale of 1 to 6 by each reader (total score of 2 to 12).
- Essays are scanned and distributed to readers via the Web.
- Scoring and reader supervision take place online.
- English 45 minutes
- Reading 35 minutes
- Mathematics 60 minutes
- Science 35 minutes
ACT Content Areas
- The test measures academic achievement in the areas of:
- Test sub-scores range from 1-36
- The composite is the average of the test sub-scores.
ACT Scores for 2004-2005
- 81 students at Bethel High School took the ACT.
- The composite (average) for the ACT are as follows:
- BHS: 17.6
- Nation: 20.9
- You may use a calculator on the math section, however it is not required.
- All problems can be solved without a calculator.
- To be certain your calculator is permitted visit www.actstudent.org
- or call (800)-498-6481 for a recorded message.
- SAT: total of correct responses with a penalty for guessing.
- ACT: total of correct responses without penalty for guessing.
- Students should:
- Challenge themselves throughout high school by taking rigorous courses, including at least 3 years of math
- Read and write as much as possible—both in and outside of school.
- Study Latin derivates (root words, suffixes, prefixes)
- Study vocabulary: antonyms (words of opposite meaning), synonyms (words of similar meaning), and homonyms (words which sound similarly, but are spelled differently)
- Comply with registration dates and fees.
How Students Can Prepare
- Students should
- Explore resources on the internet: www.collegeboard.com
- Familiarize themselves with the SAT and ACT so they know what to expect on test day
- Familiarize themselves with the different types of questions on the tests, the directions for each type of question, and how the test is scored.
- Take full length practice test in the SAT Preparation Booklet several times.
- TEST FREQUENTLY WELL BEFORE YOUR JUNIOR/SENIOR YEAR.
- Take the PSAT in October. It provides good preparation for the SAT
- Handouts are available in the lobby area of the auditorium if you failed to pick them up as you entered.
- Comparative features SAT/ACT 2004-05
- ACT Assessment at a Glance
- SAT Reasoning Skills
- Testing cost, calendars, dates for 2005-06
- Please complete the brief program evaluation form and leave it on the table in the lobby.
SAT PREP CLASS BHS
- We have 10 available slots
- Reserve for seniors first come first served
- Reserve for juniors first come first served
- Information sheet available in lobby
- Additional class will be organized for the April SAT tentatively scheduled: 28 Feb, 7 & 9 March, 14 &16 March, Super Saturday 18 March, 21 &23 March
- SAT 1 April 2006
- The High School Code for Bethel High School is
Thank you for joining us this evening.
- We are here to assist you and point you in the right direction.
- Good luck with all of your future endeavors.
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