In US the High school kids are required to take SAT or ACT to get into their dream college.
What is the SAT?
SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. SAT measures literacy and writing skills, and assesses how well a student analyzes and solves problems. In US, SAT examination is offered seven times a year in the months of January, March, May, June, October, November, December. The test is administered by College board.
Snapshot of SAT
There are two SAT sections:
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
- Optional Essay
SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores. Requirement for essays varies from college to college.
Length of SAT
The SAT is 3 hours long. If you choose to take the SAT with Essay, the test will be 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. Your total SAT score is the sum of your section scores. The highest possible SAT score is 1600. If you take the Essay, you will receive a separate score.
What is ACT?
It Stands for- American College Test. ACT assesses knowledge of subjects taught in high school. ACT examination is offered six times a year in the months of February, April, June, September, October, December. The official website is www.actstudent.org