The SAT is a college admissions exam that is accepted by most colleges and universities to make entrance decisions.
As of March 2016, there are two SAT sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200-800 point scale, making the highest possible score for both sections a 1600. There is also an optional Essay, the results of which are reported separately. To find which colleges require the essay portion of the test, please visit the institution’s website and/or CollegeBoard’s list on their website, found here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/college-essay-policies. The test should take about three hours and 50 minutes.
SAT Subject Tests
What the Tests Cover
There are 22 SAT Subject Tests (formerly called the SAT II: Subject Tests). They cover core subjects in five areas: English, history, mathematics, the sciences, and languages. Like the SAT, the Subject Tests apply one standard to all students taking the test in a given subject, regardless of variation in preparation and, combimed with other factors, are a good predictor of achievement in a subject and of success in college.
The tests are one-hour, primarily multiple-choice, curriculum-based assessments of knowledge and skills in particular subject areas. A list of colleges that require or recommend Subject Tests appears in the College Board College Handbook; students can also learn about policies on individual college Web sites.
How Colleges Use the Subject Tests
Some colleges require the results of one or more Subject Tests. Colleges should explain to students whether the results are used for admissions and/or for placement purposes once a student enrolls. If a college requires a particular Subject Test for placement purposes only, students may delay taking that test until the spring of the senior year, especially if it is not in their area of academic strength. Because there is so much variation in which exams colleges require, students must be responsible for checking college web sites and similar sources to be sure they have the most up-to-date information.
More Information Regarding the SAT
Emmaus High School is a host site for SAT testing. EHS Test Center Code – 39-248
EHS CEEB Code – 391-250
SAT Testing Dates – https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
For more information on the SAT and SAT Subject Tests contact the counseling office, visit www.collegeboard.org, or look on our Naviance site.
**Important SAT Announcement – Attention Students and Parents: The college board has revised its score reporting procedure. The new procedure is called Score Choice. According to the College Board website, “Score Choice gives you the option to choose which scores (by test date for the SAT and by individual test for SAT Subject TestsTM) you send to colleges-in accordance with an institution’s stated score-use practice. You can choose scores from one, several, or all SAT test dates.” As a result of this new procedure, begining in 2010, Emmaus High School will no longer report student SAT scores on official transcripts. More information about score choice can be found here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores/score-choice