The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. It was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT.

What’s the difference between the SAT -I and SAT Subject Test?

The SAT I exam is a 3+ hour long exam that measures students’ critical reading, math , writing, and grammar skills. The SAT I is a test that has always placed test-taking skills above actual content knowledge. In other words, the SAT I is an aptitude test, not an achievement test. Success on this test comes from becoming a good test-taker and knowing what the College Board is looking for (which is why someone can really do much better on it if they prepare the right way). The SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT II) are all achievement tests – content knowledge tests in various subjects. There is an SAT Subject Test in biology for example, in world history, in many languages, etc. The SAT Subject Tests place emphasis on knowing the vocabulary and content of a particular subject area.

How much preparation does someone need to take these tests?

A meeting once a week, along with lots of mock tests, is usually sufficient and gives the student time to prepare in between meetings by doing assigned homework, learning vocabulary, etc. For the SAT Subject Tests in May or June, we advise parents and students to begin preparing by late February, early March. Students may want to think about taking the May offering of an SAT Subject Test rather than the June offering (the May exams have tended to be slightly easier over the past few years according to students who have taken both May and June SAT Subject Tests in the same subject area.

The importance of test scores.

Compass Education Strategies LLC The weight of standardized test scores relative to other pieces of the application can range from 0 percent to 80 percent. As part of the college research process, students should determine this weight based on where they’re applying. It is very college specific. A number of colleges are test optional, which means that the scores carry no weight at all. For example, if a college uses test scores to determine merit aid, then that’s important to know when deciding whether to retake. Even for colleges that use a computer rubric to determine admissions, scores are not all that matters when the high school courses take precedence.

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Muhammad Aurangzeb test preparation courses have helped thousands of students achieve their dreams of studying in the universities of their choice, both local and international. Our team of expert faculty trained in the X-Effective Way of teaching and our comprehensive material ensure that our students are completely prepared for their exams and perform better than they ever have before.

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Mr. Muhammad Aurangzeb has been providing quality test preparation services to students in Pakistan since 1994. He converted his organization to a Private Limited company in 2006. The X-Effective Coaching Academy prepares students for local and international aptitude and admission tests, and is the most popular test preparation organization in the country. Over 15,000 to 20,000 students have successfully prepared and gained admissions into the colleges of their choice through various courses offered by the company.

Most universities in Pakistan conduct their own admission tests as opposed to relying on the international standard testing system of SAT,GMAT and GRE. We prepare students for admission tests of all the major universities in Pakistan, along with preparing international applicants for SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and IELTS. Other educational services include tuition facilities for primary and secondary level examinations. We also provided career and college counseling for students.

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