What to Expect from SAT Reading Passages: Types of Passages & Content


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Which of these is a type of reading passage on the new SAT?

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1. What is the typical number of science passages on the SAT?

2. Which of these topics is tested under social sciences on the SAT Reading Test?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of the reading passages on SATs with this quiz and worksheet. They will ask students to provide information about the questions and answers expected on the SATs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to be successful on this assessment should familiarize themselves with the following topics related to SAT reading passages:

  • The number of questions students can expect on short and long reading passages
  • Arrangement of questions for each passage
  • Best practices for reading the passages on the SATs
  • Using outside information to answer questions

Skills Practiced

The quiz/worksheet will help you improve the skills listed below:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull critical information from the accompanying lesson on the characteristics of SAT reading passages
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast short and long reading passages and how many questions are likely to appear for each on the SAT
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when it is acceptable to use outside information on SAT Critical Reading questions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about SAT question arrangement

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about this topic, check out the related lesson plan What to Expect from SAT Reading Passages: Types of Passages & Content. It will help you meet these goals and objectives:

  • Define SAT reading passages
  • Compare short and long reading passages
  • Understand 'comparing' passages
  • Learn reading tips to be successful on the SATs