The College Board is an American non-profit organization that offers many admission tests, tools, and other services in the college planning field for students and universities, such as SAT test, SAT Subject test, PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement Program, and SpringBoard program. College Board has nearly 6.000 members leading the educational process around the world.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is one of its famous tests which is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test. The College Board offers SAT to measure a high school student’s readiness for the college level, and provide colleges with general data about student’s skills, so they can use to compare all applicants with each other. The exam of SAT is given seven times every year in March, May, June, August, October, November, and December.
However SAT Subject test is more specific and offered in five subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science. Moreover, each Subject Test duration is one hour, and all tests questions are multiple-choice with 200–800 scores.
SAT Exam has four sections and one of them is optional: Reading sect, writing and language, mathematics, and the optional essay. Some colleges and universities require the optional essay section, and many don’t require it.
Here are some details about each section of the SAT Test:
|Writing and Language||Mathematics||
|35 minutes||80 minutes||
All questions are multiple choice. Some questions will also ask about tables, graphs, and charts,
You need to read and find mistakes and weaknesses, then to fix them
It covers various math practices, with an emphasis on problems solving, modeling, using tools effectively, and using algebraic structure.
Note that, there are two sections: with a calculator and without
|You are asked to read a passage and then make an argument. you need to support your argument with evidence from the passage.|
SAT Exam Details:
- SAT exam duration is 3 hours (plus 50 minutes if taking optional Essay).
- It consists of 154 multiple-choice questions.
- Exam fees are $46 ($60 if taking SAT with Essay).
- Each section of the SAT score is on a 200 to 800 points scale.
- Passing score of SAT exam is ranged from 1400 to 1600.
- The highest SAT score is 1600.
SAT Test Renewal:
- Your SAT score is valid for 5 years
- To renew, you need to take the exam again.