abc’s of the sat. -vinay bhawnani (math) -shawn sell (reading/writing) ltp background

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-Existing SAT - 3 more test dates (November/ December/January) -New SAT - Beginning March 2016 Existing vs New SAT Administration dates

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ABCs of the SAT -Vinay Bhawnani (Math) -Shawn Sell (Reading/Writing) LTP Background -Existing SAT - 3 more test dates (November/ December/January) -New SAT - Beginning March 2016 Existing vs New SAT Administration dates Section 1: Reading Test 65 minutes, 52 questions Section 2: Writing and Language Test 35 minutes, 44 questions Section 3: Math Test -- No Calculator 25 minutes, 20 questions (Last 5 are grid answers) Section 4: Math Test -- Calculator 55 minutes, 38 questions (Last 8 are grid answers) New SAT Format Section 5: Essay -- Optional 50 minutes, one essay Note: Essay is now passage-based Total duration: 3 hours + 50 min for optional essay Scoring Scale ranging from 400 to 1600 Essay results reported separately No Penalty for guessing -One section - NO CALCULATOR!! -Higher level math (i.e. Functions, Trigonometry, Systems of Equations) -Data Analysis -Less focus on Geometry -More Reading/Word problems -Example - (Page 36) New SAT - Math -Evidence based Reading/Writing -Essay is optional - analysis/examples -Vocabulary focuses on daily usage -Example - (Page 19) New SAT - Reading -Timeline -AOS -College Applications -Focus on Foundations -Prep What parents need to know Questions?