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Why SAT ?

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.The SAT was originally adapted from and Army IQ test and administered as a college admissions test for the first time in 1926. However, it didn’t really catch on until 1933, when the president of Harvard started using the test to assess scholarship applicants because he believed it was an effective measurement of intellectual potential.The tests measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels, so it’s easier for students, parents, and educators to monitor student progress. The SAT is a standardized test meant to show schools how prepared you are for college by measuring key skills like reading comprehension, computational ability, and clarity of expression. Because so many students take the test, it also provides schools with data about how you compare to your peers nationwide.

Inside the Test

One of our biggest goals in changing the SAT was to make sure it’s highly relevant to your future success. The new test is more focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education.

Reading Test

The Reading Test focuses on the skills & knowledge at the heart of education. students will encounter questions like those asked in a lively evidence-based discussion

Writing and Language Test

The SAT Writing and Language Test asks you to be an editor and improve passages that were written especially for the test—and that include deliberate errors.

Math Test

The SAT Math Test covers a range of math practices, with an emphasis on problem solving, modeling, using tools strategically, and using algebraic structure.

SAT Essay

The redesigned SAT Essay asks you to use your reading, analysis, and writing skills.The SAT Essay is a lot like a typical college writing assignment.

Benefits Of SAT

The SAT Suite of Assessments helps students navigate their path through high school toward college and career, and offers a range of unique benefits to students.

Opens Doors to College

The SAT 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.

Builds Skills Over Time

The SAT Suite provides consistent feedback across assessments to help students stay on course and supports teachers as they adjust their instruction for students who are either ahead or behind.

Helps Students Plan Their Careers

Students can visit Road trip Nation to create free career road maps based on their interests. They can also explore college majors, watch videos for tips from experienced professionals.

Connects Students to Scholarship Opportunities

The National Merit Scholarship Program uses PSAT/NMSQT scores to identify candidates. And scholarships offered by new College Board partners use information from the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 to expand access to scholarship dollars.

Increases Access to AP and College Credit

Using results from the redesigned SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9, AP PotentialTM helps schools identify students likely to succeed in certain AP courses and AP Exams.

Inspires Productive Practice

Within the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9, students encounter questions and tasks that closely resemble what is already happening in classrooms across the nation and the globe. This is why the best way to prepare for the assessments is to take challenging courses and to work hard in class.