SAT- Scholastic Aptitude Test:
SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. It is a standardized test with a pre-defined syllabus that is designed to test critical thinking skills, as well the ability to analyze and solve problems in math, critical reading, and writing. The SAT is one way to demonstrate a student's competitiveness and their likelihood to succeed in a course and is one of several factors that many universities and colleges consider when making their admission decisions alongside high school grades which are also very important.
There are two types of SAT tests. The first is the SAT that tests knowledge of the subjects taught every day in high school classrooms which are reading, writing and math. The second is the SAT Subject Test that examines a student's proficiency in a particular subject matter. This test is usually taken by students that are applying for a specialized field of study such as English Literature, World History, Mathematics, Biology or Chemistry.
The SAT test structure is as follows:
|Sections||Mathematics Section||Critical Reading Section||Writing Section|
|Time||70 minutes||70 minutes||60 minutes|
|Sections||Two 25-min. sections One 20-min. section||Two 25-min. sections One 20-min. section||Multiple Choices - 35 min. Essays section - 25min|
|Content||-Number & Operations; -Algebra & Functions; -Geometry; -Statistics; -Probability, & -Data Analysis||-Critical Reading -Reading Comprehension -Sentence Completion||Grammar, usage, and word choice|