SAT I (Grades 11, 12)
Test Length and Timing  
Component  Time Allocated (min.)  Number of Questions/Tasks 
Reading  65  52 
Writing and Language  35  44 
Essay (Optional)  50  1 
Math  80  58 
Total  180 (230 w/ Essay)  154 (155 w/ Essay) 
Test Details  
Category  Information 
Total Testing Time  3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional]) 
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Important Features 

Essay 

Score Reporting 

SAT II: Subject Test
The SAT II tests measure students’ knowledge or skills in a particular subject and their ability to apply that knowledge.
Literature SAT II (Grades 11, 12)
This test measures the ability to express ideas effectively in standard written English.
Topics covered: identifying sentence errors, improving sentences, improving paragraphs, and providing sample essays.
Mathematics Level IC / IIC (Grades 11, 12)
Level IC is intended for students who have taken three years of collegepreparatory mathematics (two years of algebra and a year of geometry). Use of scientific / graphing calculators are permitted.
Level IIC is intended for students who have taken collegepreparatory mathematics for more than three years (two years of algebra, a year of geometry, and precalculus). Use of scientific / graphing calculators are permitted and often required.
Topics covered: algebra, geometry, basic trigonometry, algebraic functions, elementary statistics, data interpretation, measures of central tendency and other miscellaneous topics.
Biology SAT II (Grades 9, 10)
Topics covered: cellular and molecular biology, ecology, classical genetics, organismal biology, evolution and diversity.
Chemistry SAT II (Grades 10, 11)
Topics covered: atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, reaction types, stoichiometry, equilibrium and reaction, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry, laboratory , balancing equations and predicting products of chemical reactions.
Physics SAT II (Grades 11, 12)
Topics covered: mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, heat, kinetic theory, thermodynamics, modern physics, measurement, math skills, and history of physics.
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]]>SEQ I, MQ1, MQ2 (Grades 7, 8, 9, 10)
Topics covered: numbers, sets, operations, problem solving, algebraic expressions and open sentences, simple equations and problems, introducing logic, using logic, signed numbers, operations with monomials and polynomials, first degree equations and inequalities in one variable, geometry, ratio and proportion, factoring, probability, statistics, coordinate plane, systems of linear equations in two variables, the real numbers, and quadratic equations.
SEQ II, MQ3, MQ4 (Grades 8, 9, 10, 11)
Topics covered: introducing geometry, logic, proving statements in geometry, triangle congruence and inequalities, perpendicular and parallel lines, angle sums, quadrilaterals, similarity, special triangles, trigonometry of the right triangle, coordinate geometry, quadratic equations, locus without and with coordinate geometry, transformation geometry and coordinates, probability, mathematical systems and operations with fractions.
SEQ III, MQ5, MQ6 (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12)
Topics covered: rational numbers, rational expressions, geometry of the circle, irrational numbers and real numbers, transformation geometry and coordinates, relations and functions, trigonometric functions and graphs, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, trigonometric applications, equations and identities, complex numbers, statistics, probability and the binomial theorem.
CALCULUS (Grades 11 – 12)
Topics covered: Functions, limits, derivative, differentiation, integration, vector analysis.
]]>NYC SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL Exam (Taken in Grade 8 or 9)
Two sections: ELA and Math
ELA topics covered: recognizing and correcting language errors in a general piece of literature; understanding, analyzing, and interpreting reading passages.
Math topics covered: mathematical concepts and principles, word problems and computation problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and statistics.
ELA section (57 items)
Math section (57 items)
The Specialized High Schools that require the SHSAT are:
HUNTER COLLEGE J.H.S (Exam taken in Grade 6)
Three sections: verbal, mathematics and writing.
Verbal topics covered: vocabulary ability, sentence completion, analogies, and reading comprehension.
Mathematics topics covered: mathematical concepts and principles, word problems and computation problems.
Writing topics covered: simulated Hunter exams’ essay topic, grammars, structures, and punctuation.
COMMON CORE EXAMS (Grades 3 – 8)
English Language Arts (ELA) topics covered: reading and understanding literary passages, grammar, usage, spelling and punctuation, reading comprehension and words meaning – basic understanding, analyze text, evaluate and extend meaning, identify reading strategies.
Mathematics test topics covered: know and apply facts and definitions, problems solving, read and interpret graphs and tables, interpret and apply the signs, symbols, and terms used to represent concepts, graph, chart computation, problem solving – number relation, estimation, measurement, geometry sense, data analysis, etc.
WRITING (Grades 5 – 6)
Focus of writing courses may vary with respect to the level.
Usage, structure, creativity, style, focus, use of language & the ability to express ideas effectively.
Planning – brainstorming and idea hunting
Organizing – listing details and grouping
Writing – introduction, body, conclusion
Revising – proofreading
JOHNS HOPKINS University Center for Talented Youths (Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
SATI (Grades 7, 8, 9) Please refer to the SATI section for details.
Plus Academic Abilities Assessment (Grades 5 – 6)
Two sections: verbal and qualitative ability.
Verbal topics covered: reading comprehension, ability to apply knowledge of language structure and meaning appropriately, analogies.
Quantitative Ability topics covered: Knowledge of mathematical concepts and principles, quantitative comparisons and computation problems.
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