1 hour (60 minutes)

50 questions (72 seconds per question)

Usual SAT “guessing penalty”

- Get 1 point for correct answers
- Lose 1/4 point for each incorrect answer
- No points lost for omitted answers
- Raw score = total points

Scaled score 200-800

- Converted from raw score

In 2006-7, mean was 644 and standard deviation was 105.

Percentile Ranks

- 800 = 90% (i.e., 10% of test-takers get an 800)
- 750 = 78%
- 700 = 65%
- 650 = 51%
- 600 = 33%

You can miss up to around 5 questions (i.e., get at least 90% correct) and still get an 800

Students should have taken:

- Two years of algebra (1 and 2)
- One year of geometry
- Precalculus or trigonometry (may be concurrent)
- The precalc problems on the test are easy as long as you get the concepts!

Topics

- Numbers & Operations 10-14%
- Algebra and Functions 48-52%
- Geometry and Measurement 28-32%
- Coordinate Geometry 10-14%
- Three-dimensional Geometry 4-6%
- Trigonometry 12-16%
- Data analysis, statistics, and probability 6-10%

Calculators

- Allowed with some restrictions
- TI-89 calculator is ALLOWED!
- Goal is to be able to do around half the test using the TI-89
- Major difference from most other graphing calculators
- Symbolic calculations (CAS – Computer Algebra System)
- Bring extra batteries to the exam!
- You may want to use BOTH the TI-89 and a scientific calculator
- Do NOT over-rely on the calculator!
- Recognize whether test questions are calculator-advantageous (or not).

Practice Tests

- Barron’s
- Most of their Math 2 practice tests are much harder than the actual tests
- Spark Notes
- College Board

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