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Guidance Testing
Guidance testing is an essential part of the post-high school process and is also a vital component of the college application process. Scores to these tests are very important to some of the colleges a student may or not be able to get into.

SAT: According to www.collegeboard.com, nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. You can learn more about the SAT and the registration process at http://collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about.html. There are two different forms of the SAT test, the "SAT Subjects Test" and the "SAT Reasoning Test.

SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems—skills you learned in school that you'll need in college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200—800, with two writing sub-scores for multiple-choice and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas. For more online sample questions and preparation materials, visit the SAT Preparation Center.

SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge. Students take the Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific subjects like English, history, mathematics, science, and language. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction. The tests' content evolves to reflect current trends in high school curricula, but the types of questions change little from year to year. Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Used in combination with other background information (your high school record, scores from other tests like the SAT Reasoning Test, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a good predictor of future performance. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.

All information on this page concerning the SAT test was written by www.collegeboard.com.

 

 

 

 


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