UPWARD BOUND 2015 Welcome Parents to Soph. SAT Intro.
Important Questions • What is the SAT? • What is the College Admissions Portfolio? • How is the SAT used? • How is the SAT scored? • Should students guess? • Where am I?
What is the College Admissions Portfolio? • GPA • Course load • Application with essay • Recommendations • Interviews • Intangibles • College specific criteria • SAT or other standardized tests
How is the SAT used? In general, the larger the college, the more important the SAT becomes. Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships..
How is the SAT Scored? • All 4 answer multiple choice correct = 1 point incorrect = 0 blank = 0 point • Student-Produced Response correct = 1 point incorrect = 0 point blank = 0 point • Essay (OPTIONAL) 2 scorers give score from 1 to 4
How is the SAT Scored? • Math score 200 - 800 • Evidence based Reading and Writing score 200-800
How is the SAT Scored? http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/math/Courses/Math100/Chapter4/Notes/Exercises/SAT.png
The SAT structure • Reading – 52 questions/65 minutes • Writing and Language – 44 questions/35 minutes • Math – 58 questions/80 minutes • Essay (optional) 1/50 min.
Who writes the SAT? OFFICIAL ANSWER At nonprofit ETS, our mission is to advance quality and equity in education for all people worldwide. UNOFFICIAL ANSWER At nonprofit ETS, our mission is to MAKE MONEY!
Making Money… 2015 Fees
Money and the Bell Curve = MONEY = NO MONEY