SAT

SAT

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SAT is one of the two standardized college admissions tests in the US. Created by the College Board, the SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The idea is to provide colleges with one common criterion that can be used to compare all applications. It tests students` knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The SAT is a general aptitude test to help colleges know which students are academically talented and it offers a metric measure to it.. SAT score is very important.


On the new SAT, the scores are out of 1600 instead of 2400. Based on the most recent data released by the College Board, the average SAT score is 1080. The SAT 1 is a scholastic Assessment test in English and Mathematics.


SAT II test required for admissions into colleges are Writing, Math and Science or language of the students choice. New SAT is scored on a scale from 400 to 1600.


There are two sections, one for Math and one for Evidence- Based Reading and writing sections combined.


The scores:


Total score (400-1600)


­  Math section score (200-800)


­  Evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) section score ( 200-800)


Test Scores:


Math test (10-40)


Reading test (10-40)


Writing and Language test (10-40)


Writing and Language test (10-40)


What the SAT Measures:


The SAT is focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:


­  What you learn in high school.


­  What you need to succeed in college and career training.


Organization of the SAT:


The SAT has four tests, with the SAT Essay being optional. The three tests that. Everyone will take are the Reading Test, the Writing and Language Test, and the Math Test. The tests break down like this:


Test

Time

Allotted

(min.)

Number of Questions/

Tasks

Reading

65

52

Writing and Language

35

44

Math

80

58

Essay(Optional)

50

1

Total

180

(230 with Essay)

154

(155 with Essay)