Overview: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT 2016 Comparison of the Major Features: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT Category Current SAT Redesigned SAT Total Testing Time* *Redesigned SAT testing time subject to research 3 hours and 45 minutes 3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional]) Components Critical Reading Writing Mathematics Essay Evidence-Based Reading and […]

List of major changes to the 2016 SAT exam: Analyzing data and texts in real world context: Students will be asked to analyze both text and data in real world contexts, including identifying and correcting inconsistencies between the two. Students will show the work they do throughout their classes by reading science articles and historical […]

May 3, 2014 – SAT Essay Prompts Below are essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in May 2014. Prompt 1 Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. We place far too much emphasis on experience and achievement in our society. We tend to judge people based […]

March 8, 2014 – SAT Essay Prompts Below are essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in March 2014. Prompt 1 Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. Many people are philanthropists, giving money to those in need. And many people believe that those who are rich—those […]

January 25, 2014 – SAT Essay Prompts Below are essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in January 2014. Prompt 1 Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. Frederick Douglass once said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. This struggle may be a moral […]

December 7, 2013 – SAT Essay Prompts Below are essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in December 2013. Prompt 1 Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. Being unwilling to change is often seen as a limitation. For example, a common accusation people often make in […]

November 2, 2013 – SAT Essay Prompts Below are essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in November 2, 2013. Prompt 1 Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. We are often reminded that acquiring and owning material possessions—money, property, jewelry, even clothing—will not lead to true […]

October 5, 2013 – SAT Essay Prompts Below are essay prompts from the most recent SAT administration in October 5, 2013. Prompt 1 Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. Most people think that contentment—being happy with the way things are—is the perfect state of affairs. After all, […]