Saturday, May 2, 2009

ways the SAT has changed in the past 7-8 years

- There is now an essay portion, graded by humans, that kicks the whole morning off.

- They actually ask a lot less demographic-type questions in the packet you fill out at the beginning of the test, as well.

- The math sections do seem a little harder, but thankfully my skills are better than they were In The Year 2000.

- The reading portions, easier in general, and easier for me, too.

5 comments:

uniheliodem said...

Yeah... people look at me weird when I say that I could probably get a 1600 on the SAT if I applied myself.

Now, a 2400 is a perfect score. ;-)

Gladis said...

um, maybe my brain is fried from my final exams, but... 1600 IS the perfect score. I'm guessing your wink-y face implies that you know that, but I have no idea what I'm even saying or why I'm even still at school.

uniheliodem said...

The new writing section is scored like the old verbal and math sections.

Writing (800) + Math (800) + Verbal (800) = 2400

Most colleges don't count the writing score towards the total, since it is still relatively new.

Gladis said...

the proctors said that the writing portion is 10% of the grade

uniheliodem said...

Well, I am not sure how the score is scaled, but this leads me to believe that each section is worth 800 points:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAT#Structurehttp://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about/sat/FAQ.html#quest07