SAT/ACT PREPARATION PROGRAM
Some students know exactly what score they need to get from the SAT while others need assistance in determining what score is right for them and what timeframe that can be achieved in.
For students who know what score they need, we first determine the student’s level, which will tell us what score the student would get were he or she to sit the test today. Then, we put into action an education program based on those results and the needs of the student as perceived by our professional SAT tutors.
For students who are not sure what score they need, or are not sure of their chances for success, we administer a level test and SAT placement test, after which we can determine the approximate amount of time and work that the student is looking at.
After administering a level test and SAT placement test, over 95 percent of our students who come to lessons regularly and do all their homework achieve their SAT goals within the timeframe that we specify. The remaining five percent achieve their goals after a bit more work.
For a look at what happens in the lessons, please check our SAT Preparatory Program.
University and College Application Counseling
University and college preparation does not stop at the SAT. Students must also choose the respective colleges and universities that they want to apply to. Applications must be filled out, CVs need to be updated and polished, and college application essays need to be written. One World Test can help you at every stage of this process. To discuss our University Counseling Services, please contact us.
SAT Preparation Program : 12/24/36/48 hours individually tailored program
The SAT is a nationally administered, standardized paper-and-pencil examination that is used by colleges to evaluate candidates. It is universally accepted at all colleges in the USA and is also often used to allocate scholarships.
The SAT score is generally considered to be the second-most important factor in determining the success of a college application, after grades in college preparation courses. Everyone benefits from additional points on the SAT exam, which can help you get into the college of your choice, expand your range of program choices, and increase scholarship potential.
Our team of experienced and qualified SAT teachers is available to come to your home, or any location of your choice, to meet all your needs. We can accommodate a preference of male, female, American or British teachers to best fit your expectations and preferences.
As well as the core components of the SAT test (evidence based writing and reading, math), we also cover SAT Subject Tests, covering over 20 different tests focusing on specific subjects, such as English, history and the social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and foreign languages. SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure what you know about specific subjects, rather than assessing your verbal and thinking abilities, like the rest of the SAT test.
All of our lessons are a minimum of 2 hours in length. After getting a successful score on the SAT, we have university counselors who can assist you in choosing the college or university that suits you best.
The SAT is 3 hours(with optional essay 3 hours 50 minutes) long and tests your critical thinking skills and your ability to analyze and solve problems in math, critical reading, and writing. SAT grading is a complicated process. The SAT is graded on a 1600-point scale, with the math and evidence based writing-reading sections worth 800 points each. The SAT returns scores on a bell-curve. This means that the median score on each section will always be close to 500, with a decreasing frequency of scores down to 200 and up to 800.
ACT PREPARATION PROGRAM:12/24/36/48 hours individually tailored programs
Many universities now accept the ACT as well as the SAT, and more and more students are now taking both and selecting their scores accordingly. The ACT is quite a different test than the SAT, so different strategies and practice are necessary. We will evaluate your skills based on a full practice test, and then help you improve your time, skills, and strategy for this unique test.
ACT Scoring- How does it work?
This test differs from the SAT in many ways, and it is extremely beneficial to be aware of the differences before deciding on which test is best suited for you! The ACT test tends to be more similar in format to standard high school material, and has a Science section whereas the SAT does not. Also, the mathematics section on the ACT is more advanced than on the SAT, and the Essay section is optional on the ACT but mandatory on the SAT. Many universities today accept the SAT and ACT, but not all, so it is important to know what schools you are interested in beforehand.
Scoring for all Multiple-Choice Sections in test
- 1 point for each correct answer (no deductions for incorrect or unanswered questions)
- A raw score is calculated using the correct number of answers in each section. For example, 50 out of 75 answers correctly in the English section is a raw score of 50.
- The raw score is then changed to a scaled score between 1-36, which includes metrics that take into account difficulty level variations.
- The composite score is the average of the scaled scores for the four multiple-choice test sections. This score is rounded to the nearest whole number. Any numbers less than 1/2 are rounded down, and any numbers more than 1/2 are rounded up to the next whole number.
- So, for example: 23 + 25 + 25 + 25= 98/4 which is 24.5 would be rounded up to 25.
- The final score report will also contain a percentile ranking comparing the student's score against others.
- Two people read and score the essay based on a holistic or overall impression
- Score ranges are between 1-6.
- The final score will be a whole number between 2-12.
Final Writing Test Calculations
Writing + Essay:
- Writing Section is worth 2/3
- Essay is worth 1/3
- The final score will range between 1-36.
- The final score is one composite score, not separated scores.