The Scholastic Aptitude Test or the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) test, required for entry into some universities in the USA. if you have not completed an equivalent, is of two types - the Reasoning Test to check the general writing skills and grammar and the Subject Test to check a candidate's knowledge in the subject chosen. The SAT is owned, developed and conducted by the College Board of the United States of America. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The College Board states that the SAT measures literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test takers analyze and solve problems skills they learned in school that they will need in college. However, the test is administered under a tight time limit to help produce a range of scores
The SAT assessments are built and taken to help students navigate their path through high school towards college and career which offers a range of unique benefits to students. The SAT, along with high school grades, is the best predictor of success in college. The SAT gives you an opportunity to show colleges what you know and what you know you can do.
The entire SAT is three hours if you don’t take the optional essay or three hours and 50 minutes long if you do the optional essay. For scoring purposes, the test is divided into two required sections: math and evidence- based reading and writing. But when you sit down with your pencil on test day, you’ll get three separate tests: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math, in that order. The reading and writing and language tests combine to make up the evidence- based reading and writingsection. On the reading test you’ll answer multiple-choice questions about reading comprehension. The reading test is 65 minutes long with 52 multiple-choice questions. That’s about 1 minute and 15 seconds per question. You’ll read six passages in total. four long ones that are just single passages by themselves and two shorter passages that are grouped Each passage or pair of passages will have 10-11 questions. Some of the passages are fiction topics of the informational passages cover literature, history and some science. For the paired passages, the two passages will be somehow related to each other.