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SAT Admissions Test

SAT Test Dates

  • October 1st, 2016
  • November 5th, 2016
  • December 3rd, 2016
  • January 28th, 2017
  • May 6th, 2017
  • June 3rd, 2017

SAT® Test and SAT Subject Test

SAT Tests: What You Need To Know

Colleges and Universities in the United States require applicants to submit scores from a standardized admission test. The SAT is a widely used College admission test in the USA.

The SAT is a mostly multiple-choice test that assesses students’ critical and problem-solving abilities based on the knowledge they have developed throughout their school experience.

SAT scores help Colleges and Universities make informed admissions decisions by providing one indicator of a student's academic readiness to do University-level work. Basically, test scores help Colleges and Universities estimate how well you are likely to do when you reach University level.

SAT® Test

The SAT Reasoning Test measures your critical thinking skills by assessing how well you analyse and solve problems. The total testing time is three hours and 45 minutes.

The SAT Reasoning Test includes three sections:

  • 1. Critical Reading: Multiple-choice questions.
  • 2. Mathematical Reasoning: Multiple-choice questions and student-produced responses.
  • 3. Writing: Multiple-choice questions and essay.

SAT Subject Test

Many Colleges and Universities require or recommend one or more SAT Subject Tests for admission or placement. They help Colleges and Universities compare the academic achievement of students from different schools where course preparation and acedemic backgrounds may vary widely.

SAT Subject Tests are one-hour multiple-choice tests that measure how much you know about a particular academic subject and how well you can apply that knowledge. Subject Tests fall into five subject areas: English, History, Mathematics, Sciences and Languages.

To Score Your Best You Need To Prepare

It is recommended that you should begin practicing for the tests at least three months prior to taking the actual tests. Become familiar with the format and types of questions on the test, and read up on basic test-taking skills. Sample SAT questions and full-length practice test are available at www.collegeboard.com/satprep

The best way to register for the SAT is online at www.collegeboard.com


Preliminary SAT Test

PSAT Test Date: Wednesday October 19, 2016

The Preliminary SAT is a standardized test that particularly provides first hand practice for the SAT®. This test enables students to receive feedback on their strengths and weaknesses related to skills necessary for college study.

The PSAT measures Critical reading skills, Math problem-solving skills and Writing skills. As students have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school, one is not required to recall specific facts from classes. The test is about two hours long and is given at Fort Pembroke Campus during school hours.

This test is of particular interest to students who plan to further their studies in the USA, as well as those wishing to study in American Universities in Europe. You can get help with preparing for the PSAT Test when you log on to:
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/prep.html.

PSAT Practice Tests

PSAT Practice Tests: The student's first official step on the road to Higher Education.

The PSAT is good practice for the actual SAT Tests as the content of the former is very similar to that of the latter. The PSAT score report gives you personalised feedback on your test performance, including suggestions on how to improve specific academic skills. Through a question-by-question review of answers, you will be able to see which answers you got right or wrong. In this way, you can work on the skills you need to improve on.

Since the PSAT scores are not sent to Colleges and Universities, you can use the PSAT to practice the skills you would need for SAT. In this respect, we encourage as many students as possible to take the PSAT.

Even if you are not planning to further your studies in the States, you can still take the PSAT Test in preparation for education beyond High School.

When Do You Take Your Tests?

These tests should be taken well in advance of your University application deadlines, as your application will not be considered complete without SAT scores.

Should you require more information you may contact the College Counsellor, Ms Rose-Ann Trapani at visgo@verdala.org.