Using the SAT® to connect students and colleges

The SAT helps college admissions officers make fair and informed admission decisions. Combined with a student's academic record, it is a proven, reliableindicator of college success. Since its launch in 1926, the SAT has helped millions of students connect with college success and today remains the most reliable, effective measure of a student's college readiness. The SAT tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge - the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.

Customized tutoring at eWebStudy helps you get excellent scores in competitive exams.

The SAT and ACT exams are a deciding factor in the college admissions process.

These tests are the only relative measure that colleges have for comparing students from across the United States. The standardized test scores also help students win merit-based scholarships.

In Canada, we help you get excellent scores in the competitive exams and EQAO (Education, Quality and Accountability Office) from the Ontario province.

It is often seen that students struggle with their studies and have trouble staying focused. They need help to prepare for the standardized tests. It is here that tutors can be of great help to students who need the attention to succeed.

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  • The eWebStudy test preparation programs start with the Student Initial Evaluation Test (SIET). The SIET enables the tutor to assess the student's skill gaps and specific needs before the start of the course.
  • Based on the test results, the tutor would have a clear insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the student. The Academic Director then designs a tutoring model customized to address the student's specific skill gaps.
  • The one-on-one interaction between the tutor and student helps provide personalized instruction. The tutors provide invaluable insights into the exam preparation methods. Student's participation asking doubts are very important for improvement. The tutors explain the concepts until the student demonstrates understanding.
  • A combination of one-on-one interaction, targeted homework assignments and evaluation tests help the students sharpen their skills. Practice tests given after the classes allow the tutors to assess the student's progress and help them evolve the key skills required in tackling the exams. Our tutoring program openly discusses the student's test results.

SAT Test:

The Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT is the most popular standardized test taken by high school students who will be applying to colleges and universities in the United States. SAT measures your performance in specific areas such as critical reading, math, and writing. It is generally taken by high school students, though the test is open to anyone over the age of 12. After taking the test, students can send their official scores to any college or university to which they want to apply.

For more details, please visit official SAT website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

Educator Handbook: http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/sat/sat-educators-handbook.pdf

Paper Registration Guide: http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/sat/sat-paper-registration-guide.pdf

Getting Ready for SAT: http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/sat/getting-ready-for-the-sat.pdf

SAT Facts: http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/sat/sat-facts.pdf


What's on the SAT test

Reading

200-800 points

70
Minutes
One 20-minutesection
Two 25-minutesections

48
Passage-based reading
Tests your comprehension of what is stated in or implied by the passage.

19
Sentence completion 
questions

Tests your vocabulary and your understanding of sentence structure.

Math

200-800 points

During the test, you'll have access to the following reference information

70
Minutes
One 20-minutesection
Two 25-minutesections

44
Multiple choice
You're asked to solve a problem and pick the best choice offered.

10
Student-produced responses
You are not given answer choices. You must solve the problem and "grid in" your answers.

Writing

200-800 points

60
Minutes
One 10-minutesection
Two 25-minutesections

25
Improving Sentences
Tests your ability to correct faults in usage and sentence structure, and recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English.

18
Identifying sentence errors
Tests your ability to recognize faults in usage, and recognize effective sentences that follow the conventions of Standard Written English.

6
Improving Paragraphs
Tests your ability to revise sentences in the context of a paragraph or the entire essay, organize and develop paragraphs in a coherent and logical manner, and apply the conventions of Standard Written English.

1
Essay
The SAT® begins with an essay. You'll be asked to present and support a point of view on a specific issue. Because you have only 25 minutes, your essay is not expected to be polished - it is meant to be a first draft.

Admission Calendar:

You can take ACT five times a year all over the United States -in February (except in the state of New York), April, June, October and December. And on an additional date in September you can take ACT in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.

How is ACT organized?

TIME SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
  READING  
35 minutes 4 passages one each on prose fiction, social science, humanities and natural sciences in that order 40
  ENGLISH  
45 minutes 10 punctuations, 12 Basic Grammar and usage, 18 sentence structure and 35 Rhetorical Skills 75
  MATH  
60 minutes 14 Pre-algebra, 10 Elementary Algebra, 9 Intermediate Algebra, 9 Co-ordinate Geometry, 14 Plane Geometry and 4 Trigonometry 24
  WRITING  
35 minutes 7 passages consisting of graphs, charts and explanatory text 40

ACT Scoring:

The subjects are graded separately, according to the total number of correct answers a student has for a particular section. Points are not reduced for incorrect answers, so that you can guess and go on. The correct answers give your raw score which is compared to all other students who took that same test and converted to a "scaled score" from 1 to 36. Scaling is done to maintain consistency between ACT tests.

PSAT/NMSQT Test:

The PSAT/NMSQT or Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is test taken by students in junior high and administered by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test and determines the eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Note: Only students in eleventh grade are eligible to enter NMSC scholarship programs. PSAT/NMSQT measures your performance in specific areas such as Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. PSAT/NMSQT consists of five sections: a Writing section, two Math sections and two Critical Reading sections. PSAT/NMSQT is 2 hours and 10 minutes long.


SECTIONS TIME
Writing Skills 30 minutes
Math Sections 25 minutes
Math 25 minutes
Critical Reading 25 minutes


Test Dates and registration process, please visit: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

Test Dates:

The PSAT/NMSQT test is administered in the month of October. The student must sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT at a high school in the community. This test is administered by high schools and not through test centers.

How is PSAT/NMSQT organized?

PSAT/NMSQT is broadly divided into three main sections namely Critical Reading, Writing and Math. The Critical reading section is 50 minutes long. The Writing segment is 30 hour. And Math is 50 minutes.

TIME SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
50 minutes Critical Reading 48
25 minutes 8 Sentence Completions 13
25 minutes Critical Reading 35
50 minutes Math 38
25 minutes Multiple Choice questions 28
25 minutes Student-produced responses or grid-ins 10
30 minutes Writing 39
  Identifying Sentence Errors 14
  Improving Paragraph Questions 5
  Improving Sentence Questions 20

PSAT/NMSQT Scoring:

PSAT/NMSQT scores are reported on a scale of 20 to 80 for each section.

The Selection Index, which is used to determine eligibility in National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs (NMSC), is also listed on the score report. The Selection Index, which is the sum of the scores in the three sections, ranges from 60 to 240. The average Selection Index for students in eleventh grade is about 147.

SSAT Test:

The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is a test administered to students in grades 5 to 11 who will be applying for admissions into independent or private junior high and high schools. The SSAT measures the student's ability to solve problems in Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Verbal sections.

The test is administered on two levels: the Lower level for students in grades 5-7 and the Upper level for students in grades 8-11.For grades 5-7 scores in each section range from 440-710.The scores for each of the sections are added together for the composite score, with 2130 being a perfect SSAT score. Scores for the upper level in each section range from 500-800 and the perfect composite score is 2400.

SSAT consists of two parts: a brief essay and a multiple choice test. SSAT is 2 hours and 35 minutes long and consists of five sections.

SECTIONS TIME
Writing Sample 20 minutes
Verbal 25 minutes
Quantitative 30 minutes
Quantitative 30 minutes
Reading Section 40 minutes

The test is administered in English, written by students in the United States and Canada.

Admission Calendar:

You can take SSAT on all eight national or five international test dates, but you may test only once with an educational consultant. SSAT are given eight times a year all over the United States, Canada and a few international locations in January, February, March, April, June, October, November and December.

How is SSAT organized?

SSAT is broadly divided into five main sections namely Writing Sample, two Quantitative (Math) sections, Verbal and Reading Comprehension. The Writing Sample segment is 25 minutes long. The verbal and two Math sections are 30 minutes each and Reading Comprehension section is 30 minutes.

TIME SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
25 minutes Writing Sample 1 essay
30 minutes Verbal 30 synonym, 30 analogy questions
30 minutes Quantitative Math 25 questions on arithmetic, pre-algebra, basic geometry, and mathematical reasoning
30 minutes Quantitative Math 25 questions on algebra
30 minutes Reading Comprehension 40 questions, based on 6-7 passages

ISEE Test:

The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) is a three-hour admission test for entrance into grades five through twelve. The ISEE consists of carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative reasoning tests that measure a student's capability for learning, and reading comprehension and mathematics.

The ISEE is administered at three levels: a Lower Level for students currently in grades four and five, a Middle Level for students in grades six and seven and an Upper Level for students in grades eight to eleven.



How is ISEE organized?

ISEE is broadly divided into five main sections namely Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement and Essay. The essay is not scored, but it is forwarded to the schools or counselors along with the Individual Student Report (ISR).

ISEE Lower Level

TIME SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
25 Minutes Verbal Reasoning 40
  Synonyms  
  Sentence completion  
35 Minutes Quantitative Reasoning 35
  Comprehension  
  Interpretation  
  Application Higher Order Thinking  
40 Minutes Reading Comprehension 36
  Humanities Passages  
  Science Passages  
  Social Studies Passages  
40 Minutes Mathematics 36
  Knowledge and Skills  
  Computation/Comprehension  
  Applications  
30 Minutes Essay  

ISEE Middle Level

TIME SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
20 Minutes Verbal Reasoning 40
  Synonyms  
  Sentence completion  
35 Minutes Quantitative Reasoning 35
  Comprehension  
  Interpretation  
  Application Higher Order Thinking  
40 Minutes Reading Comprehension 40
  Humanities Passages  
  Science Passages  
  Social Studies Passages  
45 Minutes Mathematics 45
  Knowledge and Skills  
  Computation/Comprehension  
  Applications  
30 Minutes Essay  

ISEE Upper Level

TIME SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
20 Minutes Verbal Reasoning 40
  Synonyms  
  Sentence completion  
35 Minutes Quantitative Reasoning 35
  Comprehension  
  Interpretation  
  Application Higher Order Thinking  
40 Minutes Reading Comprehension 40
  Humanities Passages  
  Science Passages  
  Social Studies Passages  
45 Minutes Mathematics 40
  Knowledge and Skills  
  Computation/Comprehension  
  Applications  
30 Minutes Essay 1