Standardized Test used globally for college and universities admissions in the United States. It tests students’ knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college.
Test outcome tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom—including how they think, solve problems, and communicate.
Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, with two writing subscores for multiple-choice questions and the essay.
The SAT is comprised of 10 total testing sections. The first section is always a 25-minute essay, and the last section is always a 10-minute multiple-choice writing section. Sections two to seven are 25-minute sections. Sections 8 and 9 are 20-minute sections. Test-takers sitting next to each other in the same session may have test books with entirely different content orders for sections 2 to 9 (mathematics, critical reading, and writing).
Many colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Some colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests that they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. These tests give you and colleges a very reliable measure of how prepared you are for college-level work in particular subjects. Used in combination with other background information (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a good predictor of future college performance in specific subject areas.
Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you—the one where you’ll best succeed and discover the tools necessary to pursue your passions and achieve your career goals.
We’re also there for you after you take the test. We’ll help you understand the details of your scores with My SAT Online Score Report, and, if you’re thinking of taking the test again, SAT Skills Insight will give you the guidance to improve your score.