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SAT Skills insight

Educators can use Skills Insight to identify students' strengths and weaknesses at each SAT score band and develop strategies for improvement. Skills Insight provides a link between the academic skills taught in high school, the skills measured on the SAT and the skills necessary for college success.

SAT Workshop Schedule

Workshop Goals

After this workshop, educators will be able to:

  • Articulate the skills tested on the SAT
  • Incorporate SAT Skills Insight into the classroom
  • Leverage SAT Skills Insight to identify and improve students' skill sets


Section 1: Overview
This first section will provide educators with a first look at the SAT Skills Insight tool: what it is, where to find it, how it works and how it can be used by educators, counselors and students. In addition, educators will refresh their knowledge of SAT: the role it plays in the college admission decision, what the test measures and how it is structured.

Section 2: Breakout sessions
In this section, the group will be divided into two smaller groups to cover the three main subjects of the test: Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

Critical Reading Section
This section will cover the five major critical reading areas:

  • Determining the meaning of words
  • Author's craft
  • Reasoning and inferencing
  • Organization and ideas
  • Understanding literary elements

Writing Section
This section will cover the five major grammar areas:

  • Word choice and grammatical relationships between words
  • Grammatical structures used to modify and compare
  • Phrases and clauses in a sentence
  • Recognition of correctly formed sentences
  • Order and relationships of sentences and paragraphs

Mathematics Section
This section will cover the four major mathematics content areas:

  • Numbers and operations
  • Algebra and functions
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Data, statistics and probability


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