The SAT Reasoning Test was formerly known as Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test. This is a standardized test for undergraduate college admissions in the United States. Many US & Canadian Universities use this test for their undergraduate admission process. The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the Col- lege Board, a non-profit organization in the United States, and was once developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).ETS now administers the exam.SAT consists of the general SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Test .
The SAT Reasoning Test is three hours and 45 minutes long and measures skills in three areas: critical reading, math, and writing. Although most questions are multiple choice, students are also re- quired to write a 25-minute essay. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college - skills that students learned in high school The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom - including how they think, solve problems, and communicate. The SAT is an important resource for colleges. It's also one of the best predictors of how well students will do in college. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, with two writing sub scores for multiple-choice questions and the essay
The SAT Subject Tests are one hour, mostly multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. These tests measure knowledge of particular sub- ject sand the ability to apply that knowledge. Students take the Sub- ject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific sub- jects like English, history, mathematics, science, and language. Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. This is used in combi- nation with other background information (student's high school record, scores from other tests like the SAT Reasoning Test, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a dependable measure of the students academic achievement and are a good predictor of future performance..