### SAT

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SAT® is a college admissions test created by the College Board, and administered by the Educational Testing Service on behalf of the College Board. It is widely recognised by universities from the US and the UK. In many universities in the US, SAT® is required upon application.

Format and Grading System

**Evidence-Based Reading and Writing**

- Reading Section

The reading section consists of five different articles, sometimes along with charts or figures. These articles may or may not discuss similar topics. Typical topics discussed include literature, American history, social studies, science, and more. There will be 52 multiple-choice questions in total, with 10 or 11 questions for each article. The time limit for this section is 65 minutes. - Writing and Language Use Section

The writing and language use section consists of four different articles, sometimes along with charts or figures. The test taker is required to comprehend the article and pick the sentence that better fits the article or is grammatically accurate. Typical topics discussed include business, history and social studies, anthropology or science, and more. There will be 44 questions in total, with 11 questions for each article. The time limit for this section is 35 minutes.

**Mathematics**

- Math – No Calculator Section
- Math – Calculator Section

The SAT® Maths section consists of a calculator and a no calculator section. Questions may refer to the same context, or be completely independent. The entire Mathematics exam has 58 questions. The no calculator section has 20 questions in total, including 15 multiple-choice and 5 fill in the blank questions. The calculator section has 38 questions in total, including 30 multiple-choice and 8 fill in the blank questions. Topics covered by SAT® Maths include arithmetic, algebraic functions, geometry, probability, and more. The time limit for the no calculator section is 25 minutes, and 55 minutes for the calculator section.

Component |
Number of questions |
Overview |
Time Alloted |

Section 1 Reading | 52 Questions (5 articles, 10 or 11 questions each) |
Literature, American history, social studies, science, etc. | 65 minutes |

Section 2 Writing and Language Use | 44 Questions (4 articles, 11 questions each) |
35 minutes | |

Section 3 Mathematics (No Calculator) | 20 Questions (15 multiple-choice questions. 5 fill in the blank questions) |
arithmetic, algebraic functions, geometry, probability, etc. | 25 minutes |

Section 4 Mathematics (Calculator) | 38 Questions (30 multiple-choice questions, 8 fill in the blank questions) |
55 minutes |

**Evidence-Based Reading and Writing**

- Reading Section

The reading section consists of five different articles, sometimes along with charts or figures. These articles may or may not discuss similar topics. Typical topics discussed include literature, American history, social studies, science, and more. There will be 52 multiple-choice questions in total, with 10 or 11 questions for each article. The time limit for this section is 65 minutes. - Writing and Language Use Section

The writing and language use section consists of four different articles, sometimes along with charts or figures. The test taker is required to comprehend the article and pick the sentence that better fits the article or is grammatically accurate. Typical topics discussed include business, history and social studies, anthropology or science, and more. There will be 44 questions in total, with 11 questions for each article. The time limit for this section is 35 minutes.

**Mathematics**

- Math – No Calculator Section
- Math – Calculator Section

The SAT® Maths section consists of a calculator and a no calculator section. Questions may refer to the same context, or be completely independent. The entire Mathematics exam has 58 questions. The no calculator section has 20 questions in total, including 15 multiple-choice and 5 fill in the blank questions. The calculator section has 38 questions in total, including 30 multiple-choice and 8 fill in the blank questions. Topics covered by SAT® Maths include arithmetic, algebraic functions, geometry, probability, and more. The time limit for the no calculator section is 25 minutes, and 55 minutes for the calculator section.

Component | Number of questions | Overview | Time Alloted |

Section 1 Reading | 52 Questions (5 articles, 10 or 11 questions each) |
Literature, American history, social studies, science, etc. | 65 minutes |

Section 2 Writing and Language Use | 44 Questions (4 articles, 11 questions each) |
Business, history and social studies, anthropology, science, etc. | 35 minutes |

Section 3 Mathematics (No Calculator) | 20 Questions (15 multiple-choice questions. 5 fill in the blank questions) |
arithmetic, algebraic functions, geometry, probability, etc. | 25 minutes |

Section 4 Mathematics (Calculator) | 38 Questions (30 multiple-choice questions, 8 fill in the blank questions) |
55 minutes |

Grading System

Preparation Schedule

SAT® has a maximum score of 1600. Both the English and Mathematics sections have a minimum score of 200 and maximum score of 800, and are weighted equally. The final score is calculated by adding up the scores of both sections. Scores are given based on the number of correct answers, and no points are deducted for incorrect answers.

For the English exam, both sections have a maximum raw score of 40, and the actual test score will be combined and multiplied by 10 to calculate the final score.

SAT® Raw Score Conversion Table:

We recommend pupils to start preparing for SAT® from year 10. It is advised to formulate a learning schedule based on your personal goals and learning pace. It is beneficial to focus on the strengthening of your weaknesses while also taking mock tests regularly, thereby reviewing your learning curve.

SAT® exams in Taiwan are held in March, May, August, October, and December. Exam details of the second half of the year (August, October, December) are typically announced in late June. Application will be closed approximately one and a half months before the exam day. It is best to make sure you are well prepared for the exam before applying for one. Although there are no limits to how many times one can take the exam, it is recommended that you take no more than three times in order to save time and help with your resume.

SAT® has a maximum score of 1600. Both the English and Mathematics sections have a minimum score of 200 and maximum score of 800, and are weighted equally. The final score is calculated by adding up the scores of both sections. Scores are given based on the number of correct answers, and no points are deducted for incorrect answers.

For the English exam, both sections have a maximum raw score of 40, and the actual test score will be combined and multiplied by 10 to calculate the final score.

SAT® Raw Score Conversion Table:

We recommend pupils to start preparing for SAT® from year 10. It is advised to formulate a learning schedule based on your personal goals and learning pace. It is beneficial to focus on the strengthening of your weaknesses while also taking mock tests regularly, thereby reviewing your learning curve.

SAT® exams in Taiwan are held in March, May, August, October, and December. Exam details of the second half of the year (August, October, December) are typically announced in late June. Application will be closed approximately one and a half months before the exam day. It is best to make sure you are well prepared for the exam before applying for one. Although there are no limits to how many times one can take the exam, it is recommended that you take no more than three times in order to save time and help with your resume.