The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is an integrated system of tests that measure what students are learning in class, and what they need to succeed in college. It is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges, and the College Board has programs to encourage all students to take advantage of higher education.SAT questions focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research.
The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board; a US based world-wide private non-profit educational institution.
The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.
The SAT is wholly owned, developed, and published by the College Board; a US based world-wide private non-profit educational institution. It is administered on behalf of the College Board by the Educational Testing Service, which until recently developed the SAT as well.
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The SAT costs $49.50 ($64.50 with the optional essay), plus additional fees of over $45 if testing outside the United States) as of 2019. The College Board makes fee waivers available for low income students. Additional fees apply for late registration, standby testing, registration changes, scores by telephone, and extra score reports (beyond the four provided for free).
Students can take the SAT as many times as they want. The recommended number of times in a year is 2.
The SAT has four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (calculator allowed). The test taker may optionally write an essay which, in that case, is the fifth test section. The total time for the scored portion of the SAT is three hours (or three hours and fifty minutes if the optional essay section is taken). Some test takers who are not taking the essay may also have a fifth section, which is used, at least in part, for the pretesting of questions that may appear on future administrations of the SAT. (These questions are not included in the computation of the SAT score.)
Test Scoring and CEFR Analysis
Most of the questions on the SAT, except for the optional essay and the grid-in math responses, are multiple choice; all multiple-choice questions have four answer choices, one of which is correct. Thirteen of the questions on the math portion of the SAT (about 22% of all the math questions) are not multiple choices. They instead require the test taker to bubble in a number in a four-column grid.
Two section scores result from taking the SAT: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. Section scores are reported on a scale of 200 to 800, and each section score is a multiple of ten. A total score for the SAT is calculated by adding the two section scores, resulting in total scores that range from 400 to 1600. There is no penalty for guessing on the SAT: scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly. In addition to the two section scores, three “test” scores on a scale of 10 to 40 are reported, one for each of Reading, Writing and Language, and Math, with increment of 1 for Reading / Writing and Language, and 0.5 for Math. The essay, if taken, is scored separately from the two section scores.
All questions on each section of the SAT are weighted equally. For each correct answer, one raw point is added. No points are deducted for incorrect answers. The final score is derived from the raw score; the precise conversion chart varies between test administrations.
Level required by academic institutions for admission
Although taking the SAT, or its competitor the ACT, is required for freshman entry to many colleges and universities in the United States, many colleges and universities are experimenting with test-optional admission requirements and alternatives to the SAT and ACT.
SAT results are valid for five full years from the date of the result of the previous examination.
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