What is the SAT?
The SAT is one of the standardized tests the colleges use to help determine an applicant's admission. In addition to submission requirements such as teacher recommendations, grade point average, and class rank, the SAT is used to predict how well a student will perform in college. The test measures critical thinking skills in reading, mathematics, and writing- elements that are considered essential for success at colleges and universities. The test takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete and includes three scored sections:
Each of these three sections is scored on a scale of 200 to 800, so your total score will range between 600 and a perfect 2400. The Writing section has two subscores- a multiple-choice scaled score from 20 to 80 and an essay subscore of 2 to 12 - which are combined to yield a final scaled score from 200 to 800.