Surveys can be great for gathering data; the SAT itself could even be considered a survey. With the switch to the present format in March of 2016, the SAT has repeatedly asked questions involving surveys. See January 2017 Section 4 Q26, April 2017 Section 4 Q10, or May 2017 Section 4 Q25 for some examples. Students are expected to understand sample size, inherent bias, and margin of error. They need to know that where a survey is conducted could produce biased results. A play
The Science section of the ACT will generally feature a few (1-3) questions requiring outside science knowledge. Many questions that initially seem to require outside knowledge can actually be answered by finding words in italics in the passage to obtain definitions. The June 2017 test required students to know biological classification - that species will follow genus. The full rundown is kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species in case you were wondering. B
There's one week left to register for the August SAT. Please note you may have to drive a good distance to get to the nearest test site with availability. Students in the Morristown, NJ area are going as far as Pennsylvania to take the test. This is a good reminder to register early; local seats can and do fill up quickly.
If you are going to register now, consider finding a site near a college you're interested in visiting. Stay overnight Friday and take the test Saturday
January 2017 SAT AKA Practice Test 8 In the quest for a perfect score one can seldom afford an error. Below we provide what we actually did when solving the math problems ourselves. These solution strategies are independent of the official answer explanations that the College Board provides. Please note we are only presenting one way to attack each problem and that other ways do exist. When we work with students, we explore various approaches to each problem so the students c