Redesigned SAT NEW!
The new SAT launched in March 2016. Effective immediately, MDC will begin using the new Redesigned SAT scores as described below.
- SAT Critical Reading and Mathematics scores from test dates prior to March 1, 2016 will continue to be used at MDC as in the past.
- SAT Redesigned Reading Test scores (range = 10-40) with test dates on or after March 1, 2016 will be used at MDC instead of Critical Reading.
- SAT Redesigned Mathematics Test (range = 10-40) scores with test dates on or after March 1, 2016 will be used at MDC instead of old Mathematics (range = 200-800).
- SAT placement is displayed below using the minimum score.
|Critical Reading = 440
||Reading = 24
|Math = 440
||Math = 24
|Math = 500
||Math = 26.5
||MAC1105, MGF1106, MGF1107, STA2023
|Math = 600
||Math = 31
||Refer to Mathematics Department
- SAT Redesigned Writing and Language Test scores (range = 10-40) with test dates on or after March 1, 2016 will NOT be used at MDC until it is effective in State Board Rule 6A-10.0315. The expected effective date is on or about July 25, 2016.
- When the new Writing and Language requirement is implemented at MDC, it is anticipated that ENC 1101 placement for Redesigned SAT scores will require a minimum Reading Test score = 24 AND a minimum Writing and Language Test score = 25.
The College Board provided concordance tables to compare the new Redesigned SAT scores against old SAT. For more information please refer to Table 5 (Reading) and Table 12 (Math).
Redesigned SAT score report SAMPLE
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math.
- The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
- The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
- The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
The SAT is used for the following:
The test is timed. Examinees will have 3 hours and 45 minutes to take the SAT, not including breaks and check-in time. For more information please visit the SAT website at www.sat.collegeboard.org/home
The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the SAT:
||On a typical test day, examinees will need to arrive by 7:45 AM, and the test should be finished between 12:30 and 1 PM.
||May 7, 2016
June 4, 2016
||May 7, 2016
||Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Testing Office Hours of Operation.
Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:
Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:
- Sign language interpreters
- Adaptive or assistive technology
- Note takers
- and more
An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.
Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:
- Candidate sends documentation to test vendor.
- Test vendor evaluates the candidate's documentation.
- Test vendor determines the candidate's test accommodations.
- Test vendor informs candidate of accommodations and schedules test.
- Test vendor informs Testing Center of candidate's accommodations and sends test materials for test day.
||Please contact the publisher for payment details.
||Testing fees are subject to change.
Reimbursement for Veterans:
Great news for veterans! The GI Bill offers reimbursement for veterans who take eligible tests, including CLEP and other tests offered at MDC. This means that eligible veterans may schedule a test with MDC, pay the testing fee, take the desired test available, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information please visit the following links:
MDC administers the test at: