SAT Practice Tests

General Academic is a global leader in education content publishing. We publish 12 full-length digital SAT practice tests, which are published exclusively at our e-learning partner

Based in Houston, Texas, we have more than 20 years of experience helping thousands of students in our own backyard ace the SAT college admissions test.

Writing quality content is an arduous and time-consuming task, which we do with great care to ensure that students are as prepared as possible.

Digital SAT Overview

Students may take the SAT as frequently as they want and need to. Official SAT test dates vary slightly from year-to-year, but we generally recommend that students take the test up to three times throughout their Junior year of high school:

  1. Early November
  2. Mid-March
  3. Early May

Testing multiple times allows students to set goals for themselves leading up to each test date, and to then revisit those goals and adjust their study plan accordingly each time they take the test. It also allows students to become more comfortable with the testing environment.

The new digital SAT consists of 4 modules that last approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes, including one 10-minute break.

The four multiple-choice modules include:

  • 2 Reading and Writing modules (27 questions and 32 minutes each)
  • 2 Math modules (22 questions and 35 minutes each)

Your student’s performance in the first module in each category determines if the second module is easier or harder in difficulty.

The digital SAT is designed to test students on concepts that they have learned throughout their high school career. This includes:

  • Reading comprehension and analysis skills across a variety of genres
  • Grammar, mechanics, rhetoric, and style
  • Math through Algebra 2 (along with some Trigonometry)

Preparing for the digital SAT therefore does not require students to learn a significant number of new concepts; instead, students must continually review and reinforce their knowledge and skills based on their individual strengths and weaknesses, while also gaining familiarity and comfort with the test structure (including its format and timing).

For the 2 modules of Reading and Writing and the 2 modules of Math on the SAT, the student’s raw score is converted into a “Scale Score” from 200 to 800. The sum of the student’s scale score from each section results in their overall SAT score, or composite score, from 400 to 1600.

A total score of 1000 to 1100 places students in the 40th-58th percentile nationally, but many selective colleges look for students who have scored in the the top 5% (1400 or above). It is very important for students to pay attention to the median SAT scores of admitted students for the colleges they are interested in so that they can set their score goals accordingly.

​The best predictors of a student’s success on the SAT are good grades in school in core academic subjects like math, science, English, and history. ​

​Therefore the best way for a student to prepare is to ensure that they’re doing well in core subjects well before a few months before they plan to take the sat.

Next up are standard good test-taking practices:

  1. Determine target score & what it takes to achieve
  2. Know the content and format of the SAT
  3. Identify subject areas that are weak

Core academics are king. There are no amount of tips and tricks that will help students ace the SAT if they do not know how to do division or punctuate a sentence.

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