Is it Too Late to Take the SAT Senior Year?
The SAT, formerly the Scholastic Assessment Test, is a standardized exam typically taken by high school students. A high score on this exam has historically been very important for entering higher education. Many students study hard for this test and take it multiple times. You may wonder if your senior year is too late to take the SAT. This guide covers what the SAT is, why it matters, what the…Read More
SAT Prep Games
Looking for ways to jumpstart your next SAT study session? Check out these prep games that will give you and your study buddies a challenge. Remember to bring the snacks! Let’s kick things off with some math games from the SAT exam’s official study site: Khan Academy. At the end, we’ll show you some other great places to access SAT study problems and practice games. New York Times: Word of…Read More
Is the Digital SAT Easier?
Starting in March 2024, students who take the SAT in the United States will take the new, digital version of the test rather than the traditional pen-and-paper version. When the College Board announced their transition to the digital SAT, they also noted that this move would do more than “simply putting the current SAT on a digital platform.” While the concepts tested on the SAT will stay the same, the…Read More
Average SAT Scores By Year
Are you looking for a comparison of your test scores for the SAT exam? In this article, you’ll find a history of the average SAT scores over time, how the SAT came to be, and what to expect when you sit down to take your exam. A 20-year span of SAT test scores starting in 1972 include: YearMathCritical ReadingWritingYearMathCritical ReadingWriting1972509530—1997511505—1973506523—1998512505—1974505521—1999511505—1975498512—2000514505—1976497509—2001514506—1977496507—2002516504—1978494507—2003519507—1979493505—2004518508—1980492502—2005520508—1981492502—20065185034971982493504—20075145014931983494503—20085145004931984497504—20095144994921985500509—20105155004911986500509—20115144974891987501507—20125144964881988501505—20135144964881989502504—20145134974871990501500—20155114954841991500499—20165084944821992501500—2017*5275331993503500—2018*5315361994504499—2019*5285311995506504—2020*5235281996508505—2021*528533 2022*521529 As you can see from the table above, the average…Read More
What Is a Good SAT Score for Ivy League
If you have your heart set on one of the eight Ivy League schools, you will want to have an impressive SAT score. These schools have notoriously low acceptance rates, and their admissions officers are only looking to accept the best of the best each year. If your grades, essays, recommendation letters, and test scores don’t stand out, neither will your application. While many of these schools are not requiring…Read More
SAT Exam Syllabus
The SAT is an important part of the college admissions process, and smart students know that it’s a good idea to actively prepare for it. The SAT tests many of the concepts taught in high school curricula across the US, including topics related to mathematics, English grammar and composition, and reading comprehension. The SAT is designed to test your student’s problem-solving and critical thinking skills across these areas. Preparing for…Read More
What is the SAT test?
If you’re a college bound student, you’ve probably heard your friends, teachers, and parents mention the SAT. They talk about how difficult the test can be for countless students, they warn about preparing for this test early, and they make it clear that doing well on this test can make or break whether or not students will be able to get into the colleges of their dreams. While you may…Read More
International SAT Test Dates
If you’re planning on taking the SAT outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, you’ll want to pay close attention to international SAT test dates and test registration windows among other key factors. While the content on the test is the same for the both domestic and international test takers, there are a few differences for international students to consider: Fewer test dates While domestic…Read More
SAT Exam Subjects for Science Students
Prior to the summer of 2021, students with an inclination for the sciences could show off their knowledge by taking science-related SAT subject tests covering molecular biology, ecological biology, chemistry, and physics. While these subject tests are no longer offered by The College Board, students who are looking to go into STEM in college can still impress admissions officers by scoring in the top percentile on the SAT. There’s a…Read More
SAT for International Students From 2023 Onwards
If you are an international student, the SAT is going to look a little different for you this spring. Starting in 2023, international students will be taking the new, online version of the SAT, which comes with a few changes. Key changes on the 2023 SAT While the SAT will still be used to measure your college readiness, and the test will still be scored out of 1600, there are…Read More