SSAT ISEE SHSAT PSAT/PSAT10 SAT ACT SAT Subject

SAT

Our students consistently achieve impressive gains and top scores as a result of our comprehensive, holistic approach to standardized test preparation.

  • The SAT consists of five sections: reading comprehension, writing, two math sections (one with calculator and one without), and an optional essay.
  • Empire Edge specializes in providing personalized SAT test prep to students in New York City. Our comprehensive curriculum and coursebooks contain challenging practice material to be completed during weekly tutoring sessions, along with nightly homework assignments intended to cement understanding of each topic. Every SAT tutor undergoes a rigorous training program and passes a challenging certification exam in order to qualify as an SAT tutor with Empire Edge. When you come to us for SAT test prep, your child will receive the best tutoring from some of the most extensively trained professionals in the industry.
  • If you would like to learn more about our SAT test prep, contact us today!

Quick Facts

Frequency

7 times/year

2021-22 Test Dates

  • August 24, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020

Duration

3 hours, 50 minutes

Section & Scores

  • Section 1: Reading
  • Section 2: Writing and Language
  • Section 3: Math (No Calculator)
  • Section 4: Math (Calculator)
  • Essay (Optional)

Total Score

  • 1600 (800 Verbal + 800 Math)
  • Essay: 6-24

When Should You Call Us?

Spring semester, sophomore year

Thinking about taking the ACT instead?

Take a look at how the exams compare, and learn more about our ACT tutoring here.

SAT
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing and Language
  • Math
  • Essay (optional)
ACT
  • Reading Comprehension
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Essay (optional)
SAT
  • 3 hours, plus a 50-minute optional essay
ACT
  • 2 hours and 55 minutes, plus a 40-minute optional essay
SAT
  • 2 sections, one with calculator and one without
  • Formulas provided

No calculator
- 15 multiple choice, 5 grid-in questions
- 25 minutes

Calculator
- 30 multiple choice, 8 grid-in questions
- 55 minutes

ACT
  • 1 section with calculator
  • Formulas NOT provided

Calculator
- 60 multiple-choice questions
- 60 minutes

SAT
  • 5 passages
  • 52 questions
  • 65 minutes
  • ~13 minutes/passage
ACT
  • 4 passages
  • 40 questions
  • 35 minutes
  • ~9 minutes/passage
SAT
  • 4 passages
  • 44 questions
  • 35 minutes
  • ~9 minutes/passage
  • ~48 seconds/question
ACT
  • 5 passages
  • 75 questions
  • 45 minutes
  • ~9 minutes/passage
  • ~36 seconds/question
SAT
  • No science-section
ACT
  • 35 minutes
  • 40 questions
  • ~68 seconds/question
SAT
  • Optional
  • Read a passage (speech, article, etc.).
  • Write an essay analyzing the structure of the author’s argument.
ACT
  • Optional
  • Read a topic prompt and set of three perspectives.
  • Write an essay stating your own perspective and analyzing the relationship between your views and those presented by at least one other perspective.

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