If you are planning to take the SAT in January, May, or October, you may find it helpful to order the specialized score verification service called the Question and Answer Service (QAS). The QAS is only available for the May test for those students taking the SAT outside of the United States and Canada. It is also not available to military personnel using DANTES.
The QAS is beneficial to students planning to take the SAT again because it includes the actual questions from the test you took. While these questions will not appear again on future SAT’s, knowing what questions you missed will help you analyze your results. You can look for timing issues, careless errors, misread questions and more when you see the actual questions in front of you.
If you are planning to use the results as part of your preparation for future SAT’s leave plenty of time to get the results of your Question and Answer Service before registering for the next test. It generally takes 6-8 weeks after the testing date for materials to be mailed when you request the service at registration. When you request the service at a later time, it will take at least 3-4 weeks from the date you ordered or 6-8 weeks after the test date, whichever is later. If you are planning to take the March SAT, getting January results in time to analyze them thoroughly may not be possible.
The Question Answer Service (QAS) can be ordered for $18.00 at the time of this posting either while registering or up to five months after taking the test.
For more information on the Question Answer Service, go to College Board QAS or contact The Right Path.