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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?

NISD School Day testing for all Juniors
will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021

National Testing Dates


 Test Date                         Normal Deadline             Late Registration             

August 29, 2020

July 31, 2020

August 11, 2020

September 26, 2020
August 26, 2020 September 15, 2020 

October 3, 2020

September 4, 2020

September 15, 2020

November 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

October 20, 2020

December 5, 2020

November 5, 2020

November 17, 2020

March 13, 2021

February 12, 2021

February 23, 2021

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021

June 5, 2021

May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021

High School Codes for SAT Registration

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


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SAT Practice and Study Helps

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