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SAT Preparation

Developed by the College Board, the SAT measures academic achievement and critical thinking. U.S. juniors (Class of 2025) will be the first to take the brand new, shorter, digital adaptive SAT debuting in March 2024.

The new digital adaptive SAT is two hours and 14 minutes – split between a Reading and Writing section and a Math section. Each section contains two stage adaptive modules. Your performance on the first module will dictate the difficulty of the second module. Unlike the previous 3-hour paper-and-pencil SAT, students can take the test on their own laptop or tablet or school-issued device at school or an approved testing center. The test is administered through the College Board’s Bluebook app.

The SAT is accepted by all US colleges and universities; Public schools in Connecticut require all juniors to sit for the SATs.

The SAT: Test Overview

  • Reading and Writing (54 questions, 64 minutes)
  • Math (44 questions, 70 minutes)

At Carnegie Prep, we are committed to recognizing the potential of each student. We get to know students as individuals, building confidence and setting the stage for academic, standardized testing, and personal success. Teachers and tutors provide a skillful presentation of content, concepts, strategies, and timing. Using a team approach, we offer students the flexibility of one-to-one assistance and full courses, knowing that for many students a blended approach may work best. Read more about our approach.

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I got a 1570 on my SAT with a 780 in Writing and a 790 in Math. Overall, I am super happy with how I did, and I just want to say a big thank-you for helping me achieve my goals for the test!


AM, Student

I just wanted to thank you guys so much for all you’ve done for me during the SAT course. Throughout the SAT course, you guys have been so incredibly helpful in preparing me for the test. Even in a group class, you managed to make us feel like it was a one on one session, and for that, I cannot thank you enough.

CM, Student

My son definitely felt prepared! It made a tremendous difference, him taking your class. It also did with my other son way back when two years ago. Your teachers care and you care and it shows.

HR, Parent

When my son took his practice SAT in your class last Friday, he improved his last fall PSAT score (closest thing he has in comparison) by 100 points. You guys are wonderful.

HR, Parent

I wanted to thank you all again for all the help you’ve given me this year. I am extremely happy with my score and I owe a lot of my achievement to you guys. Thanks to your guidance I was able to improve my score and bring it above my goal score. The strategies you guys taught were not in any prep book.

JA, Student

The instructors’ knowledge and enthusiasm was instrumental; their emails were incredibly helpful, giving students a perfect guide to what should be happening at home between classes as well as in preparation for test day. It took the pressure off us as a family.

CP, Parent

The SAT course was the key to unlocking his potential. This is a kid who truly struggled at school. His success will go far beyond easing the college application process. He is beginning to believe us when we tell him he can. His performance in all areas of life seems to be improving, and his confidence is growing. A parent could not ask for more.

CP, Parent

Thanks so much for advising me to have S. take the SAT in May. She ended up re-taking it. Given that most schools superscore, she’ll be applying to colleges with scores of 800 and 800…not too bad. I so appreciate you taking the time to speak with me. It was well worth it, and she never would have done it had you and I not had that conversation.

HS, Parent

My oldest son took your course to improve his first SAT scores. The second time around he scored a perfect 800 in Math and dramatically improved in writing and reading as well!! I can’t say enough about your program… the results we got simply speak for themselves! I would suggest this course to anyone and everyone. Totally worth it!

AK, Parent


I would like to thank you so much for the preparation that you gave me for the math SAT. With your help on the challenging “killer” packets, I earned a 750 with only two questions wrong! I would recommend this course to anyone because you help every student succeed significantly. Thanks again!

DN, Student