No 'Section Four"?

<p>Maybe I'm just missing something, but I noticed this while looking at multiple practice tests, real tests, etc.; the SAT skips the fourth section and goes straight from part three to part five.</p>

<p>Is there a reason for this? Just curious.</p>

<p>yeah i've noticed this too.
i think it's cause there are different forms of the test.</p>

<p>With practice tests, don't they take out the experimental section? Maybe it was there.</p>

<p>Well no, I was looking at my SAT score report from my first SAT and there was no section four there either, so I don't think it's just practice tests.</p>

<p>Section 4 would probably be the experimental section, then.</p>

<p>Yeah, I doubt they would give you a report on your performance on the experimental section, since that's solely for the Collegeboard's use/information. </p>

<p>In the Blue Book, the number of the missing/experimental section varies. I opened it up just now and saw a Section 4.</p>

<p>I think the Blue Book includes experimental sections and tells you which section is experimental in the scoring guide...though I may be wrong.</p>

<p>^ You are wrong.</p>

<p>Sorry, I haven't looked at the Blue Book in a while (APs last month and SAT IIs next week).</p>

<p>The missing sections are the equating/experimental sections. These appear at random in the administered test: sections 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 seem to be pretty commonly used for the experimental.</p>