If you are looking for an UWS tutor, I hope that you will consider working with me, Scott Spizer, or one of my coaches at Origins Tutoring, located on the Upper West Side (UWS) of Manhattan.Read More
A perfect score on the new SAT is 1,600. Getting a perfect score would mean that you got an 800 on each the test’s two mandatory sections: evidence-based reading and writing section, and the math section. The essay is optional and would be scored separately.Read More
It takes about 3 weeks to receive your SAT score after taking the test. But the long wait is just the first challenge–the next one is to understand what your score report means.
We know you have a lot of questions, including:
- What is the SAT out of?
- What does the SAT percentile score mean?
- What does the SAT score range mean?
The new SAT, set to launch in 2016, went through many changes to be aligned with the Common Core standards and become more similar to the ACT. Students and parents who are not familiar with the Common Core standards may want to refresh their memories on the Common Core standards for each high school year, because these standards drove many of the SAT changes. By understanding the standards for math, essay writing, reading, and vocabulary, teens can get a better sense of what to expect on the SAT.Read More
When the new SAT rolls out in early 2016, students will sit down to a completely revised exam. This may be a stressful situation for teens, since SAT scores are so important for college admissions! In order to do well on the redesigned SAT, we recommend that students make sure that they are familiar with the content changes and change their studying plans accordingly.Read More
Any high school students who plan to take the SAT in March 2016 or later will sit down for a redesigned exam. College Board chose to switch up the SAT format and contents to better test the skills that are most useful for a college curriculum, but not every student has prepared for the new type of exam. There are some major differences in the new SAT that students should consider.Read More
By now students probably know all about the new SAT for 2016, which features an optional essay and a lot of other content changes. The scoring will change, too: the test will switch to a 1600 point scale, with an additional essay score, instead of the current 2400 point system inclusive of the essay. Some students may not realize that SAT scores can automatically guarantee full ride scholarships at colleges, so read on for more information!Read More
Now that the new SAT is only a few months away from launching, high school students have a tough decision: should they study now and take the old SAT in January 2016, the last time this exam is offered, or go for the new exam in March?Read More
High school students have a big decision to make this year. Do they take the old SAT this fall and winter, or sit for the brand-new SAT in the spring of 2016? Because the new test has been redesigned, it’s tough to know what to expect. In order to make the most informed decision, we recommend students make sure they’re familiar with the major changes on the new exam.Read More
If you plan to attend a college or university in the United States, you’ll need to show your academic strengths by taking an entrance exam. Most American schools accept the SAT (Standardized Aptitude Test) and the ACT (American College Testing), but there are more SAT test centers in the UK, making it the most convenient choice for many students. Because the SAT system is different from what you may be used to in the UK, we wrote this guide to help you prepare for the SAT before you apply to American schools.Read More
Debbie Stier, a full-time mother of two children, decided to try a novel experiment as her son Ethan prepared for the college process. Instead of simply encouraging her son to study and perform well on the SAT, Stier made it her mission to take the SAT as well, hoping to get a perfect score. Her adventures grew into an entertaining book, The Perfect Score Project.Read More
As you may know, the College Board is redesigning the SAT! The new test will be available to take in early 2016. We know you are probably confused about the new system and worried that you will be underprepared for the new version of the test. To help remedy that and familiarize you with the new SAT, we have put together a “top 10 list” of the key expected changes to the SAT:Read More
Most teens who choose to take the SAT may end up sitting for the exam more than once, but colleges deal with multiple SAT scores in different ways. Most colleges perform “superscoring,” which involves combining SAT scores from a student’s different tests into one score, but some schools choose not to do this. On top of this, students can also use “score choice” to decide which colleges see specific test scores, although some schools do not allow students to withhold scores. We hope that this article clears up some of the confusion around these topics. Once students understand the choices that they can make with their SAT scores, the college process should be a little bit easier.Read More
Given that schools and teachers and schools grade differently, colleges look to SAT Subject Tests to provide them with an additional, standardised assessment of your knowledge in a particular subject. The tests can support your application and help you stand out from the crowd. However, unlike AP tests, SAT subject tests do not earn you college credit. You can use our (non-exhaustive) list to see if the school that you are applying to requires SAT subject test/s. Also realize that this information is subject to change, and so contact your targeted college (or check its website) to be certain about its policies.Read More
As you've probably heard, the College Board has decided to revamp the SAT, which many students take during their college application process. Even though the new test will not go live until early 2016, that's only a little more than a year away. Students who plan to take the SAT in 2016 should start keeping track of the test changes so they know what they'll need to study for the exam, since lots of practice early on will help keep kids from cramming later. We wrote this article to help answer some of the questions students might have so they can be as prepared as possible when the new exam rolls out.Read More
Standardized tests can be rough for students with learning disabilities, and the thought of rushing through reading comprehension questions based on long passages can be stressful for anyone with dyslexia. For teens who apply to colleges that require SAT scores, there are testing accommodations available for students who qualify, and these accommodations can make the test-taking process a little bit easier. Additionally, teens may want to apply to a few test-optional schools, such as the ones listed on Fairtest.org, so they don’t feel as pressured about their exam scores.Read More
Teens who apply to college in the US will have to take the SAT, the ACT, or both, and this can be a tough choice to make when a student also has a learning disability. Since the application process for testing accommodations can take nearly two months, students will need to make a decision about the exam they’ll take far in advance. To help with this process, teens should think about the different accommodations the exams offer and decide which test will be best for their particular needs.Read More
Students who apply to college in the USA need to perform well on the ACT or the SAT as part of the application process, which can be challenging for teens with learning disabilities. The three- to four-hour exams can be difficult for teens with ADHD who might need to work harder to stay focused, but there are some testing arrangements that can help every student perform at his or her best.Read More
Most NYC high school students will choose to take the SAT, the ACT, or both exams as they apply to college. For years, the ACT was standard for students to take in the Midwest, while students on the East and West Coasts preferred the SAT—some colleges would only accept scores from one test and not the other! Now that US colleges accept both exams, students should think carefully about which test they would like to take.Read More
Below you will find some useful information on test dates and registration deadlines for the SAT and SAT Subject Test in 2014-2015. You can also find the addresses of testing centers located in NYC. Please note that there are no SAT Subject Tests scheduled in New York for the March test date.Read More