The SAT Reasoning Test (www.collegeboard.org) measures the critica thinking skills students need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems.
Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200—800.
The SAT includes several different question types, including: a student-produced essay, multiple-choice questions, and student-produced responses.
- Critical Reading , which has sentence completion and passage-based reading questions.
- Mathematics, which is based on the math that students learn during their first three years of high school.
- Writing, which has multiple-choice questions and a written essay.
The SAT Subject Tests
Subject Tests are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge. Students take the Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific subjects like English, history, mathematics, science, and language. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction.
Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admissions or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.
Subject Tests fall into five general subject areas: