What is SAT?
- The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.
- It usually applies to high school juniors and seniors.
- The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
- The new test is more focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures what students learn in high school and what is needed to succeed in college.
- Reading section: 52 questions (65 minutes)
- Writing and Language section: 44 questions (35 minutes)
- Mathematics section: 58 questions (80 minutes )
- Optional essay: 1 task (50 minutes)
- The SAT is based on a 1600-point scale, with 2 sections—Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing—scored between 200 and 800. There is also an optional essay, which is evaluated separately. There is no penalty for wrong answers, so your raw score is the sum of the number of questions you answer correctly. Raw scores are converted to scaled scores, which are used to determine percentile ranks.
- Each of the assessments in the SAT Suite reports a total score that is the sum of two section scores: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. Scores for the SAT Essay are reported separately and are not part of a student’s total SAT score.
- The assessments report multiple subscores for Reading, Writing and Language, and Math, all ranging from 1 to 15 points. Subscores provide more detail about student achievement.
Recognition of SAT
- The SAT Suite of Assessments connects students to programs that recognize academic excellence and award college scholarships.
- Some universities offer guaranteed admissions to students who meet certain SAT, ACT, and/or GPA criteria.
Ampla’s SAT Course Highlights
Following our initial diagnostic test, students will receive a personalized study plan:
- 24/7 on-demand tutoring with our experienced SAT tutors (online/ face-to-face lessons available)
- Full-length and single-section practice tests
- Our students on average improve their scores by 120-150 points, with over 90% achieving 1400+
A week-by-week study plan specifically designed for you.
Review each topic covered in the test with a focus on weaker areas, with condensed notes and study materials provided.
Cover test-taking strategies including time management, making informed guesses and how to handle stress.
Familiarize with different exam styles/ techniques/ mark schemes through practice papers.