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COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST
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SAT

College Admission Test
Get prepared and get top scores

SAT®: What you need to know about the SAT Exam

The SAT® measures what you learned in high school and what you will need to succeed in college. The test includes a Reading section, Writing and Language section, two Math sections, and an optional essay component. Not every college will require the essay component, so it’s a good idea to check with the colleges to which you’re applying to understand their application requirements. The SAT® test lasts a total of 3 hours, plus an additional 50 minutes for the optional essay, and has a total of 154 questions.

SAT® – Our Approach

  • Entry Diagnostic

    Every SAT® student sits for a full-length diagnostic assessment before enrollment, or at the beginning of his or her program.

  • Detailed Score Analysis

    Areas of strength, weakness, and overall ability are assessed before the start of any personalized program. We build a unique set of aggressive, yet realistic, goals for each student.

  • Program Consultation

    We meet with our parents and students to discuss results, share our analysis, and create shared goals and expectations. 

  • Strategic Instructor Pairing

    We pair students with instructors who approach academic problems from their same perspective.  Students who have a propensity for math tend to approach both math and verbal problems from a math perspective, and vice versa. 

  • Class Structure

    Each program is built upon four components that lead to test-day success:

    • Strengthen core knowledge
    • Develop concept identification and concept-specific skills
    • Learn and apply test-specific strategies
    • Build retention and mastery through repeated, timed practice

Reading Section

65 minutes

52 questions

Writing and Language Section

35 minutes

44 questions

Math Section (no calculator)

25 minutes

20 questions

Math Section (calculator)

55 minutes

38 questions

Essay Section (optional)

50 minutes

Essay response

Creating a plan

Once you’ve identified what your college application requirements are and you have familiarized yourself with which college entrance test you will be taking, you’ll want to develop a study plan and set personal goals for yourself. Your personal goals can include how much time you plan to study per week, gains you hope to achieve in one of the test subjects, and an overall test score you hope to achieve. To achieve these goals, you should start by taking a practice test, then selecting an official test date that allows you enough study time to reach your personal goals. When you enroll as a student at TEST SMART® Learning Centers, your personal tutor will sit down with you to talk about your goals and create a personalized study plan to help you achieve your personal best test score!

Our most popular Plans

POWER PREP

16 hrs
  • 8 X 2 HOUR SESSIONS
  • Private 1 to 1 instruction
  • Award-winning PREPWORKS® online
  • 3 full-length practice tests
  • All learning and study materials included

COMPREHENSIVE

24 hrs
  • 12 X 2 HOUR SESSIONS
  • Private 1 to 1 instruction
  • Award-winning PREPWORKS® online
  • 6 full-length practice tests
  • All learning and study materials included
  • TEST SMART® Score Guarantee

PREMIUM

36 hrs
  • 18 X 2 HOUR SESSIONS
  • Private 1 to 1 instruction
  • Award-winning PREPWORKS® online
  • Unlimited full-length practice tests
  • All learning and study materials included
  • TEST SMART® Score Guarantee
  • Premium Welcome Package
  • Complimentary college consultation

The table above outlines our most popular plans, however please note that we provide great flexibility to our offerings. We are able to customize your package to meet your specific needs and availability. While working with you during our consultation, we provide guidance and recommendations to help build a plan that you can get excited about, and that aligns with your schedule and goals.

View Our SAT & ACT Methodology

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