(Scholastic Assessment Test Reasoning Test)
The SAT is a standardized, multiple-choice test used by most U.S. colleges and universities for admission and placement decisions. SAT scores can also be used to determine scholarship eligibility. The test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and given nationally seven times a year. The SAT is a three part, three-hour and 45 minute exam that measures writing skills, critical reading, and mathematics. Each of the three areas is reported as part of the top score of 2400. An un-scored 25- minute section, used by the ETS strictly for its own research and is not counted toward your final score. Historically, this test was preferred by institutions in the Eastern states and California and is considered to be an aptitude test.
SAT Subject Tests
The SAT subject tests are a series of one-hour tests designed to measure knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge in specific subject areas. Students may register for up to three subject tests on any given test date. Some highly selective four-year colleges require three SAT Subject tests, one of which is English Composition. Tests are given in American History, European History, Biology EM, Chemistry, Physics, English Composition, English Literature, Mathematics Level IC, Mathematics Level IIC, French, German, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test).