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Advanced SAT Test Prep Enabled by Innovative Platform Features 

10 Full-Length SAT Practice Tests

Piqosity’s market-leading SAT test prep plans include 10 full-length practice tests plus essay prompts. All plans, including our free Community Plan, come with a Mini Diagnostic SAT test to quickly gauge a student’s starting point.

Every question on Piqosity is peer-normed for difficulty to ensure our practice tests as closely mimic test day as possible.

Learn more about our peer-norming process.

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Piqosity Virtual Tutor

Patrick the Piqosity Virtual Tutor (PVT) personalizes the course outline and automatically guides students through lessons, practice, and review.

Students input their goal score and timeline, from which PVT provides a personalized, step-by-step plan of action.

Learn more about Piqosity’s AI-driven Virtual Tutor

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Concept Review Lessons

Brush up on SAT tested concepts with our tutorials and animated video lessons that cover everything from types of numbers to trigonometric functions. Piqosity dynamically recommends lessons based off of a student’s demonstrated weaknesses.

Adaptive & Gamified Practice

Piqosity can create individualized practice sets based off a student’s weakest areas. A gamified mode provides instant feedback, leaderboard points, plus badges and sounds.

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Strengths & Weaknesses Analysis

Piqosity continuously updates your estimated test day score after every full-length test and practice set. It also analyzes all practice to provide details on strengths and weaknesses, improvements, and pacing.

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SAT Answer Explanations

Every full-length SAT test question contains at least 1 explanation. Students may request additional explanations from all educator in our network.

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ACT and SAT Answer Explanations In full-length tests

Printable SAT Practice Test PDFs

Both full-length SAT practice tests and personalized practice sets can be downloaded as a PDF for printing.

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Customizable Timer

Want to time your SAT test prep? The countdown timer can be set to standard time, time-and-a-half, and double time according to your preferences.

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Customizable timer for standard time, time and a half, and double time.

Innovative Learning Tools

Piqosity’s student interface includes helpful tools like answer choice strike-throughs, question flagging, and a whiteboard on which to do scratch work.

Learn more about these features.

Continual Growth

Our global team of software engineers, curriculum editors, and educators is continuously deploying features and updating materials. We generally make behind-the-scenes code updates every two weeks.

Learn about our latest releases.

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Piqosity’s Affordable Pricing for Online SAT Prep

SAT Course PlansPiqosity SAT Pricing 2021-2022 Winter Update

The chart above is for users who sign up directly with Piqosity beginning September 6, 2021.

  • No credit card is required to register for the free Community Plan.
  • All plans include unlimited access for 365 days.
  • Lower-tier plans can be upgraded after initial purchase; however, coupons are not applicable to upgrades, and the validity period will not be extended beyond the original purchase date.

tutor userIncluded Services for Individual Users

Honors and Select individual user plans for SAT test prep include a one-time parent-tutor consultation provided by a qualified educator. These services will help to ensure that parents and students get off to a great start and know how to correctly use Piqosity’s platform.

These consultation and tutorial services are provided by third-party educators not employed by Piqosity.

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Parent-Tutor Consultation

The purpose of the Parent-Tutor Consultation is for parents to get a better understanding of the steps required for their child to succeed at ACT test prep and testing. These consultations are between a qualified tutor or manager and the student’s parent or guardian.

  1. Students are not generally part of this meeting
  2. Consultations last approximately 20 minutes
  3. Consultations are typically virtual but can take place in-person when possible

Topics to be covered in the consultation include:

  1. Answering a parent’s general questions about the selected course
  2. Showing quick tips on how to best use Piqosity
  3. Providing recommendations for next-steps

Private Tutorial

The purpose of the Private Tutorial is for students to review their completed Mini Diagnostic test with an experienced tutor and receive quick tips and strategies.

  1. Tutoring sessions are help one-to-one with the student
  2. Session last a maximum of 1 hour
  3. Sessions are typically virtual but can take place in-person when possible

Topics to be covered in the 1-hour tutoring session include

  1. Reviewing a student’s Piqosity mini-diagnostic test
  2. Showing quick tips on how to best use Piqosity
  3. Providing recommendations for next steps

Free Access for Public Schools

Public schools in the United States qualify for free access to our ACT and SAT Honors Plans (5 full-length practice tests) through our Piqosity Pilot program. Click here to learn more and join.

Students, ask your counselor if your school is registered for free access or ask them to sign up online.

Group Pricing for Educators

Discounted, per-student pricing is available to any educator including schools, tutoring companies, teachers, or tutors. Each student license is charged individually depending on the number of active licenses in the educator’s account.

Only one type of plan is available for group discounts–the Group Plan. The Group Plan includes access to all 10 full-length practice tests but no additional services or bundled courses.

No application is required; to qualify for group pricing, simply register as an educator or organization, and the discounts will be automatically applied.

The Piqosity Advantage

How to Improve Your SAT Score with Piqosity

Our proven test prep methodology for the last 18+ years.

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Taking practice tests is the best way to evaluate strengths and weaknesses, familiarize yourself with the test format, and build endurance. Piqosity offers up to 10 full-length practice tests, more than any of our competitors.

Use the analysis generated by mock tests to develop or refine your ISEE test prep roadmap. Read Piqosity’s content lessons or watch how-to videos to review areas where you need a little refreshing.

Internalize what you’ve reviewed in the concept lessons by discussing your findings with a peer, parent, or tutor. Use Piqosity’s question-and-answers feature and the discussion forum.

Practice does not always make perfect, but it can get you close! Work practice questions using Piqosity’s adaptive practice feature; liven things up by switching to gamified mode. If you run out practice, consider taking a complementary Piqosity course in math and English.

Repeat this cycle until you achieve your desired score!

Learn About the SAT Test

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The Reading Test is comprised of 4 stand-alone passages and 1 paired passage followed by related questions:

  • 1st multiple-choice section
  • 65 minutes
  • 52 questions
  • 75 seconds per question

The Writing and Language Test tests English usage and mechanics in a passage-style format:

  • 2nd multiple-choice section
  • 35 minutes
  • 44 questions
  • 75 seconds per question

The Math Test – No Calculator is comprised of multiple choice word-problems and grid-in free responses:

  • 3rd multiple-choice section
  • 25 minutes
  • 20 questions
  • 75 seconds per question

The Math Test – Calculator is also comprised of multiple-choice and grid-ons but allows the use of a calculator:

  • 4th multiple-choice section
  • 55 minutes
  • 38 questions
  • 89 seconds per question

Complementary Courses

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Bundle our 11th grade English course for 100+ more reading passages to practice with.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel at anytime?2021-09-08T10:32:40-05:00

If you upgrade from the free Community plan, your credit card will only be charged the one time with no recurring fees. All paid plans are currently valid for 365 days from the date of activation. No credit card is required to initially register for Piqosity’s free Community plan.

Do Piqosity’s math and ELA courses last a full school year?2021-11-10T17:01:35-06:00

Currently, all of our Math and ELA courses are estimated to take around 40 hours to complete. School is in session for roughly 35 weeks out of the year; assuming a student works roughly 1 hour per week, your Piqosity math course will take the average student a full academic year to complete. Students using Piqosity to remediate or prepare for a standardized test such as the ISEE Lower Level, will likely have to compress this timeline.

Will Piqosity’s courses help my child if they are falling behind in school?2021-11-10T17:00:25-06:00

Yes! Piqosity’s courses are designed to meet your student where they are, and they can be used for both enrichment and remediation. Your child can use Piqosity’s lessons and practice materials to review and reinforce the concepts they are struggling with in class. If they aren’t sure where to start, they can take a diagnostic test to help them understand where their weaknesses lie, or they can use the Piqosity Virtual Tutor to progress through the Course Outline from start to finish.

Where do I go for technical assistance or customer support?2021-11-10T17:02:48-06:00

Piqosity works hard to make our platform as straightforward and easy-to-navigate as possible. If you are experiencing issues, please visit our support center for immediate answers to most questions, including how-to guides for students and educators, as well as a list of known technical issues. You can also contact us via support ticket any time or call us at +1 713-234-6098 within business hours.

Can I print Piqosity’s course materials?2021-11-10T17:06:21-06:00

Yes! Every practice set on Piqosity, including adaptive questions and full-length tests, can be downloaded as a PDF file for easy printing.

Do I receive a certificate of completion or course credit for a Piqosity course?2021-11-10T17:06:50-06:00

Piqosity is not an accredited institution and does not offer course credit. We do not currently offer certificates of completion at this time, but are working towards doing so in the near future.

Is there a time limit to complete my Piqosity online course?2021-11-10T17:06:58-06:00

All courses are available for a full 365 days after the date of purchase. 

Who creates Piqosity’s courses?2021-11-10T17:07:33-06:00

Our content is partly written in-house and partly by third party publishers including tutors and teachers. Our in-house team has more than 15 years of experience helping thousands of students achieve their potential at our home base in Houston and around the world.

Our content is aligned to both Common Core and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). We and our partners also write content in accordance with our experience and the specifications set forth by the test makers (i.e. ACT, College Board, and ERB).

Can I use Piqosity’s courses to teach a class or tutor?2021-11-10T17:07:41-06:00

Yes! We built Piqosity not only to be user friendly for parents and students at home but also for the advanced needs of tutors and teachers. Key features for educators include:

  • Student management including the ability to see everything the student sees
  • Automatic scoring and analysis of all student work
  • Assignments with due dates
  • Custom Branding (tutoring companies and schools)

The biggest features for educators are still yet to come. Beginning this fall we will open up our platform to enable any qualified educator to upload their own instructional content to Piqosity. This means that educators will be able to create their own lessons and questions. They will be able to share this content with all users or just with their own students.We are actively looking for educators and publishers to contribute to our platform. Please contact us for more information.

How do Piqosity’s online classes work?2021-11-10T17:08:49-06:00

As always, it’s free to sign up with Piqosity’s Community Plan, which provides you with limited access to premium content. The paid plan unlocks all of Piqosity’s key innovative platform features, including:

  • Instructional lessons with multiple variations including videos
  • Adaptive practice including the option for gamification
  • Student analytics and strengths and weakness diagnostics
  • Answer explanations from both the original author and third-party educators
  • Printable PDF practice tests and question sets
  • Timers with settings for time and a half and double time
  • Online test taking tools like whiteboard, question scratch throughs, and flagging

Register now to get started!

Should I take an online class?2021-11-10T17:08:56-06:00

Piqosity’s online classes are suitable for many different types of self-directed learners. Whether you’re a student looking for additional \ enrichment and test prep outside of the classes or are simply looking for a little remediation, Piqosity’s courses provide you with the tools and resources you need to meet your goals.

However, online learning is not for everyone. Students who struggle to focus on the computer may find that classroom learning is better suited to their needs.

What if I need paper tests?2018-07-24T10:50:17-05:00

Every practice set on Piqosity, including adaptive questions and full-length mock tests, can be downloaded as a PDF file for easy printing.

Does Piqosity offer tutoring?2021-10-08T13:43:30-05:00

No, as an education-technology company, Piqosity does not directly provide tutorial services. However, we do partner with independent, third-party educators across the world. Some of our course packages include a consultation or tutorial session with these tutors and teachers.

I’m an educator or publisher; can I publish with Piqosity?2017-03-09T14:13:20-06:00

Yes! We are actively looking for educators and publishers to contribute to our platform. Please contact us for more information.

Who writes your content?2018-12-20T11:14:05-06:00

Our content is partly written in-house and partly by third party publishers including tutors and teachers. Our in-house team has more than 15 years of experience helping thousands of students achieve their potential in Houston (where we’re based) and around the world.

We and our partners write content in accordance with our experience and the specifications set forth by the test makers (i.e. ACT, College Board, and ERB). To avoid mismanaging expectations, our material is meant to be challenging while still matching the tested topics and question types.

What is Piqosity?2021-10-08T13:46:32-05:00

Piqosity means to pique curiosity. We are a Houston-based education technology startup on a mission to rethink education. One product launch at a time, we are on a journey to democratize education publishing, personalize student learning, and empower future generations to tackle the greatest challenges. Our team has more than 18 years of tutoring and test prep experience since we first helped our first student out of a Rice University dorm room in 2003. Click here to learn more about our company.

Can I try before I buy?2021-09-08T10:29:52-05:00

Yes! All of our courses include a free “Community” plan with limited access to premium content like mini diagnostic tests. No credit card is required to register. If you decide that you want access to more premium content, simply upgrade your plan. Upgraded course plans are single-pay, non-recurring, and provide access for 365-days from the date of purchase.

Do Piqosity’s classes come with tutoring hours?2021-11-10T17:07:58-06:00

Piqosity does not provide tutorial services. However, we do partner with independent, third-party educators across the world. Some of our course packages include a consultation or tutorial session with these tutors and teachers.

What is the SAT test?2021-10-03T09:09:05-05:00

The SAT is a standardized test required by many American colleges and universities during the admission process. Administered by the College Board, the SAT is a pencil-and-paper, multiple-choice exam that consists of 2 required sections:

  • Math 
  • Evidence-Based Reading & Writing  

The College Board stopped offering the optional essay section of the SAT and optional subject tests in 2021, both in the USA and internationally.

A strong score on the SAT can help open doors to more competitive colleges and universities. However, admissions boards review SAT scores alongside other parts of a college application, including GPA, performance in extracurricular activities, application essays, letters of recommendation, admissions interviews, and scores from other standardized tests (like the ACT).

When do you take the SAT?2022-02-21T23:00:56-06:00

Students should aim to take the SAT in the spring of their junior year of high school. Doing so gives students more opportunities to retake the exam and improve their score, if desired. Visit College Board site for updates regarding dates and deadlines for the SAT.

Learn more about this year’s SAT Test Dates here.

How do I register for the SAT?2021-10-03T08:52:40-05:00

You can register for the SAT online on the College Board site or via mail. For the online option, check out the College Board’s guidelines regarding account creation, photo ID submission, test dates, test center locations, and more. 

To register by mail, you will need to ask your school counselor for a copy of the Student Registration Booklet for the SAT. If you need special accommodations for testing, including requests to test closer to home, you will need to register by mail. If you are ever unsure about your options for registration, ask your school counselor how to sign up for the SAT.

How much does the SAT cost?2022-02-21T23:04:22-06:00

It costs $55 to take the SAT. Fee Waivers are available to eligible low-income 11th- and 12th- graders. Registration changes and additional services may cost additional fees.

Learn more about SAT Costs & Fee Waivers here.

What should I bring to the SAT?2021-10-03T08:53:24-05:00

Make sure you bring the following on test day:

  • Your up-to-date admission ticket – Log into your College Board account and print
  • Acceptable photo ID – Typically your school ID, driver’s license, or passport
  • At least two No. 2 pencils with erasers – Mechanical pencils are not permitted 
  • An approved calculator – Graphing calculators are the most common option 
  • Face covering – During pandemic conditions
  • Snacks and water – Avoid sugary drinks and snacks that will make you crash


For a comprehensive list of what to bring to the SAT — and what not to bring — see the College Board’s Test Day Checklist.

How can I prepare for the SAT?2021-10-03T08:55:06-05:00

SAT preparation begins long before test day, and is primarily a reflection of the knowledge and skills a student learns over time in the classroom. However, test prep can help you review important concepts and, importantly, help test takers become more familiar and comfortable with the test itself.

Piqosity provides up to 10 full-length practice tests and a multitude of other free resources, including a Mini Diagnostic Test, adaptive practice questions, tutorials and video lessons, and more, to help you achieve your SAT goals. Sign-up is free!

How long is the SAT?2021-10-03T08:55:33-05:00

The SAT is 3 hours long. (The optional essay, which added 50 minutes to the exam, is no longer offered as of 2021.)

How many questions are on the SAT?
The SAT is composed of 154 total multiple-choice questions, with breakdown of question totals by section as follows: 

  • Math: 58 questions (80 minutes) 
  • Reading: 52 questions (65 minutes) 
  • Writing & Language: 44 questions (35 minutes)
What is a good SAT score?2022-02-21T23:03:21-06:00

What qualifies as a “good” score on the SAT depends on the goals of each particular student, the average scores required by their top choice of college or university, and the overall strength of a student’s application. In general, students are advised to aim for a combined score of at least 1200, but keep in mind that a score of 1200 may not be considered competitive enough for some schools. 

What is an average SAT score?
The average SAT score changes every year. According to the 2021 College Board report, the average SAT score for 2021 was 1060, up from an average of 1051 in 2020. Keep in mind that the effects of COVID-19 make it unwise to compare performance results between 2021 and previous years.

What is a perfect SAT score?
A perfect score on the SAT is a 1600. This would require a perfect 800 on both the Math and Reading/Writing sections, which are scored on a scale of 200 to 800.

Learn more about this issue with our in-depth article exploring What is a Good Score on the SAT?

How long does it take to get SAT scores?2021-10-03T08:56:10-05:00

For students who take the SAT during the school year, SAT scores are available online 2-4 weeks after your test date; release times may take longer during the summer months. You should receive an email alert when your scores are posted. Simply log in to your College Board account to view your scores. 

If you selected prospective colleges when you registered for the SAT, your schools should receive your scores approximately 10 days after you do.

How many times can you take the SAT?2021-10-03T08:56:20-05:00

You can retake the SAT as many times as you want. However, we strongly encourage you to take your final SAT exam at least 6 weeks before your college application deadlines.

Keep in mind that early decision deadlines are typically November 1st and 15th, and standard deadlines generally begin in January. This means that if you are a senior applying for early decision, your last chance to take the SAT is the October administration date of your senior year; for standard deadlines, your last chance is the December administration date.  

What is the difference between the ACT and the SAT?2021-10-03T08:51:44-05:00

Versus the SAT, the ACT generally presents questions in a less complex manner but requires students to know more advanced concepts and work more quickly.

However, our experience working with thousands of students over the last 18 years is that fewer than 5% of students will score significantly different on the SAT vs the ACT. After the SAT remade itself in 2016, the ACT and SAT are incredibly similar and the overwhelming majority of students will score equivalently.

Both the SAT and the ACT test core concepts from Math, English, and Data Analysis. They are both peer-normed tests (you’re scored in comparison to your classmates). They both have an optional essay.

Top colleges like Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford could not care less which test you take (so long as you do well); both the ACT are nearly universally accepted at US colleges. The ACT and SAT go back and forth between which exam is technically more popular when counted by completed tests; depending on the year, the ACT and the SAT each test between 1.7 and 2.2 million college-bound seniors.

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