What is the SAT?

There are three SAT sections: Math, Critical Reading and Writing. The Writing section requires test takers to complete an essay that is factored into the final score. Start to finish, the test will take you 3 hours and 45 minutes.



How is the SAT scored?

SAT Score Reported


Score Range

Total Score

Sum of the two section scores.


Section Scores (2)

Evidence-Base Reading and Writing, and Math


Test Scores (3)

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math


SAT Essay scores (3)

The SAT Essay is optional
Reading, Analysis, and Writing


Cross-text scores (2) Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. 
Based on Selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, 
and Math tests.

These scores show how well you use your skills to analyze tests and
solve problems in these subject areas.
Subscores (7) Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and 
Words in Context.
Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions.
Math:  Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and 
Passport to Advanced Math.

Why Take the SAT?

National Testing Dates


Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
October 1, 2016 September 1, 2016 September 20, 2016
November 5, 2016 October 7, 2016 October 25, 2016
December 3, 2016 November 3, 2016 November 22, 2016
January 21, 2017 December 21, 2016

January 10, 2017

March 11, 2017 February 10, 2017 February 28, 2017
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017 April 25, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 8, 2017 May 24, 2017

High School Codes for SAT Registration

  • Northwest High School-443715
  • Byron Nelson High School - 444916
  • VA Eaton High School - 442611
  • Steele Accelerated High School - 445889


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