Developed by the College Board, the SAT measures academic achievement and critical thinking. Comprised of three tests—Reading, Writing and Language, and Math—the SAT is comprised of three hours of actual testing (the optional essay requires an additional fifty minutes). 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 (52 questions, 65 minutes)
- Writing and Language (44 questions, 35 minutes)
- Math (58 questions, 80 minutes)
- Essay (1 prompt, 50 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 and personal success, in the classroom and on standardized tests. Teachers and tutors work on building students’ confidence and knowledge of key concepts and strategies as well as preparing for how to pace themselves on standardized tests. 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.