The SAT® is a college entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to assess readiness for college-level work. Your SAT® score is a major factor in college admissions, so it’s important to prep to achieve your best score. The SAT® exam tests your skills in math, reading, and writing, and includes an optional essay.
SAT® is a registered trademark of the College Board, which is not affiliated with ADAPT or North Penn High School.
Starting on January 4th, the ADAPT club will offer a free SAT Prep class taught by ADAPT Tutors who have scored more than 1550. SAT Prep classes will be held every Monday @ 2:55 PM. Joining the classes will also provide you with access to past SAT exams, SAT Prep books, Study Guides, and our qualified SAT tutors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the SAT test?
The SAT lasts 3 hours without the essay; and an additional 50 minutes with the essay.
What does the SAT test?
Every SAT test contains the same four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math - No Calculator, and Math - Calculator in that order. Some test administrations also include experimental questions, which may extend your total testing time by 20 minutes. Visit the College Board website to learn more about the SAT.
How many times can you take the SAT?
You can take the SAT as many times as you want, but most students take the test 2 or 3 times. We recommend taking the PSAT or a practice test your sophomore and Junior year; and take the official SAT in spring or winter of junior year. If you are unhappy with your score, that leaves you time to prep and take it again before application deadlines. Your scores are good for 5 years.
What is the difference between ACT and SAT?
Both the SAT and the ACT are accepted at all major colleges and universities. Therefore, it’s up to you which test you take; you can also choose to take both if you want. The ACT also includes a Science section which is not part of the SAT test. To find out which is right for you, try a free SAT vs ACT Practice Test.
What is considered a good SAT score?
SAT score range from 400 to 1600. But a good score will depend on your goal and your dream school. Some colleges Superscore, which means they combine your highest Math score and your highest Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score from multiple test dates to make a “super” score. Please check Naviance for your dream school's test policies and average scores of admitted students.
The National Average is around 1080(EBRW:545|M:543)
The Average for NORTH PENN is around 1172(EBRW:583|M:589)
How can I prepare for the SAT?
Good news: you don’t have to spend hours memorizing flashcards. Some formulas are provided, and all vocab is tested in context. To prepare for test day, brush up your foundational skills. Make sure you are comfortable with charts and graphs, which are used throughout the test. Not sure where to start? We provide a plan to prioritize your studying and practice efficient strategies.