Sections that you must attend while taking SAT Test
hours, 45 minutes
There are 3
sections Critical Reading, Math and Writing sections
measures general scholastic aptitude in three areas:
critical reading, quantitative reasoning, and writing.
Reading Section (formerly known as the verbal
section) has two question types: sentence completions
and reading comprehension questions. Within the
reading comprehension section, there are both long
reading passages and short (one paragraph) reading
passage questions. All questions are multiple choice
with five answer choices.
The Quantitative Section has two types of questions:
multiple choice and "grid-ins," which have an answer
grid that allows you to enter any four-digit number.
These questions cover four main topic areas:
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and mathematical logic.
The Writing Section of the SAT exam consists of two parts: a
student-written essay section, in which you'll be
asked to write a short essay (25 minutes), and
multiple choice questions (35 minutes) that will
measure your ability to identify grammatical errors
and improve sentences or paragraphs.
English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is going
to be offered on November 2, 2002, and January 25,
2003 at designated test centers, and on April 22, 2003
at participating schools in the U.S., U.S.
territories, and Puerto Rico. If you wish to take the
ELPT in April, tell your counselor or English as a
Second Language (ESL) teacher by February 14, 2003.
Intended Testing Group
Students whose best language is not English; who
attend U.S. high schools, or who have studied in an
international school where courses are taught in
English; have completed two to four years of English
language instruction in an English as a Second
Language program or in English enrichment courses;
and/or students who speak a language other than
English at home or work.
To assess both your understanding of spoken and
written standard American English and how well you
will function in a classroom where English is spoken
multiple-choice questions that concentrate on
practical and academic use of English
- Test time is
one hour (about 30 minutes listening and 30 minutes
listening sections: one testing your ability to
identify an appropriate continuation of a short
conversation, and another requiring you to answer
questions based on short dialogues, announcements,
- One reading
comprehension section that tests your ability to
read prose passages from published materials as well
as everyday materials such as advertisements,
timetables, signs, and forms
Test Approximate Percentage of Test
Total scores on the 901-to-999 scale; listening and
reading sub scores on a 1-to-50 scale as well as
reading and listening proficiency ratings.
Sample Questions |
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