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                            About the College Board
	SAT Customer Service
	Contents
		Introduction to the SAT
		Our Commitment to Students
			Opportunity
			Transparency
		Some Key Features of the SAT
		What the SAT Measures
		How the SAT Is Scored
		Resources to Help You Prepare
		Using This Booklet
		College Board Programs for You
		College Connections
			Student Search Service® Program
			Here are some points to keep in mind about Student Search Service:
			More College Planning Resources
		Protecting Your Privacy
			Telemarketing and Internet Scams. .
			Safety and Security Tips
		Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. .
		Reading Test Overview
			About the Passages
			Tips for the Reading Test
			Sample Reading Materials
		Reading Test Questions
		Writing and Language . Test Overview. .
			About the Passages
			Tips for the Writing and Language Test
			Sample Writing and Language . Materials. .
		Writing and Language Test Questions. .
		Math
		Math Test Overview
			Tips for the Math Test
			Calculator Policy
			Calculator Tips
			Sample Math Materials
		Math Test – No Calculator Questions. .
			Student-Produced Response  Math Questions
		Math Test – Calculator Questions. .
			Directions
			Notes
			Reference
			Student-Produced Response Math . Questions
		The SAT Essay
		The SAT Essay Overview
		Essay Prompt. .
			Directions
			Reminders:
			Sample Essay Materials
			SAMPLE 1
			SAMPLE 2
			SAMPLE 3
		The SAT Essay Scoring Guide
		Official SAT Practice Test #2. .
		About the Practice Test
		Approaches to the Practice Test
		Marking the Answer Sheet
		Calculating Your Scores
		Reviewing
			Reading Test
			DIRECTIONS
                        
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2016–2017


Student
Guide

Information about the SAT®

Test-taking advice and tips


An official practice test

Learn all about the SAT at sat.org.

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About the College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects
students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was
created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is
made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated
to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board
helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college
through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including
the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves
the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students,
educators, and schools. For further information, visit collegeboard.org.

SAT Customer Service
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The main purpose of the passage is to
A) consider an ethical dilemma posed by

cost-benefit analysis.
B) describe a psychology study of ethical economic

behavior.
C) argue that the free market prohibits ethical

economics.
D) examine ways of evaluating the ethics of

economics.

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12

In the passage, the author anticipates which of the
following objections to criticizing the ethics of free
markets?
A) Smith’s association of free markets with ethical

behavior still applies today.
B) Free markets are the best way to generate high

profits, so ethics are a secondary consideration.
C) Free markets are ethical because they are made

possible by devalued currency.
D) Free markets are ethical because they enable

individuals to make choices.

13

Which choice provides the best evidence for the
answer to the previous question?
A) Lines 4-5 (“Some . . . ethical”)
B) Lines 7-10 (“But . . . about”)
C) Lines 21-22 (“Smith . . . outcome”)
D) Lines 52-54 (“When . . . way”)

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14

As used in line 6, “embraced” most nearly means


A) lovingly held.
B) readily adopted.
C) eagerly hugged.
D) reluctantly used.



15

The main purpose of the fifth paragraph (lines 45-56)
is to
A) develop a counterargument to the claim that

greed is good.
B) provide support for the idea that ethics is about

character.
C) describe a third approach to defining ethical

economics.
D) illustrate that one’s actions are a result of one’s

character.

16

As used in line 58, “clashes” most nearly means

A) conflicts.

B) mismatches.

C) collisions.

D) brawls.


17

Which choice best supports the author’s claim that
there is common ground shared by the different
approaches to ethics described in the passage?
A) Lines 11-12 (“There . . . decision”)
B) Lines 47-50 (“From . . . advertisements”)
C) Lines 59-64 (“Take . . . market”)
D) Lines 75-77 (“We . . . facts”)

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18

The main idea of the final paragraph is that
A) human quirks make it difficult to predict

people’s ethical decisions accurately.
B) people universally react with disgust when faced

with economic injustice.
C) understanding human psychology may help to

define ethics in economics.
D) economists themselves will be responsible for

reforming the free market.

19

Data in the graph about per-pound coffee profits in
Tanzania most strongly support which of the
following statements?
A) Fair trade coffee consistently earned greater

profits than regular coffee earned.
B) The profits earned from regular coffee did not

fluctuate.
C) Fair trade coffee profits increased between 2004

and 2006.
D) Fair trade and regular coffee were earning equal

profits by 2008.

20

Data in the graph indicate that the greatest difference
between per-pound profits from fair trade coffee and
those from regular coffee occurred during which
period?
A) 2000 to 2002
B) 2002 to 2004
C) 2004 to 2005
D) 2006 to 2008

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The SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™

Calendar 2016-17
Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

Test Dates*

2016 2017

Oct 1 Nov 5 Dec 3 Jan 21 Mar 11 May 6 Jun 3

Domestic Registration Deadline Sep 1 Oct 7 Nov 3 Dec 21 Feb 10 Apr 7 May 9

Domestic Late Registration Deadline, Paper Sep 13 Oct 18 Nov 15 Jan 3 Feb 21 Apr 18 May 16

Domestic Late Registration Deadline, Online and Phone Sep 20 Oct 25 Nov 22 Jan 10 Feb 28 Apr 25 May 24

May 9 International Registration Deadline Sep 1 Oct 7 Nov 3 Dec 21
Not Available

Apr 7

International Early Registration Deadline**

SAT

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Mathematics Levels I and II

SAT Subject Tests
Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics • • • • • •

SAT Subject Tests are not offered on this date.

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Literature • • • •

• • • •

• • • • United States (U.S.) History

World History

Languages: Reading Only




French, Spanish • • •

German, Italian, and Modern Hebrew

Latin

Languages with Listening
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Chinese, French, German, Japanese,
•Korean, and Spanish




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Domestic Fees: sat.org/us-fees International Fees: sat.org/intl-fees
Fee Waivers: sat.org/fee-waivers

* Sunday tests are given the next day, except for Oct. 9, 2016, and March 19, 2017.

**If registering through a representative, you will need to submit by the early registration deadline.

Be sure to review the test calendar carefully as not all subjects are offered on every test date.
The calendar above does not apply across all countries. Visit sat.org/international for country-specific information.

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