SAT: READING
52 questions in 1 section (Test I) (65 minutes)

Content:

  • Multiple choice passage-based questions.

  • Some paired passages.

  • Informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts, but no math required.

Specifics:

  • One passage: Classic or Contemporary work of U.S. or World Literature.
  • One passage (or pair): U.S. Founding Document or text in the Great Global Conversation.
  • One passage: Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or some other Social Science.
  • Two science passages (or one passage and one pair): examine foundational concepts and developments in Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

SAT: WRITING/ENGLISH

44 questions in 1 section (Test 2) (35 minutes)

Content:

  • Multiple choice questions based on passages.
  • Some passages are accompanied by informational graphics, such as tables, graphs, and charts – no math required.

SAT: MATH

Two Sections: One 55-minute section (Test 3), 37 questions (calculator)

One 25-minute section (Test 4), 20 questions (no calculator)

Content:

  • Heart of Algebra

  • Problem Solving and Data Analysis

  • Passport to Advanced Math

  • The Math Test also draws on Additional Topics in Math, including Geometry and Trigonometry.

Multiple Choice questions and Student-produced responses (Grid-Ins).

Questions generally increase in difficulty.

ACT: READING

40 questions in 1 section (Test 3) (35 minutes)

Content:

  • Multiple choice questions based on four reading passages.

Specifics:

  • The four reading passages are always in the areas of Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities and Natural Sciences (in that order).
  • Prose Fiction: Excerpts from fiction or literary memoirs.
  • Social Science: Excerpts from areas such as Psychology, Sociology and Education.
  • Humanities: Excerpts from personal essays or memoirs, as well as on humanities subjects such as Arts, Literature, Media, or Philosophy.
  • Natural Science: Non-fiction passages on such subjects as Bio, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Technology, or Medicine.

ACT: ENGLISH

75 questions in 1 section (Test 1) (45 minutes)

Content:

  • Usage/mechanics
    (punctuation, grammar, sentence structure).
  • Rhetorical skills
    (writing strategy, organization, style).

ACT: MATH

60 questions in one section (Test 2) (60 minutes)

Content:

  • Pre-algebra

  • Algebra I

  • Algebra II

  • Geometry

  • Trigonometry

Multiple Choice Questions

Questions generally increase in difficulty.