The SAT tests students' reasoning based on knowledge and skills developed through their course work.
It measures their ability to analyze and solve problems by applying what they have learned in school.
The 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 problem, skills you learned in school that you'll need in college.
The SAT has following three sections:
- Critical Reading
Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 20000, with two writing subscores for multiple-choice and the essay. The SAT includes a Critical Reading, Math, and writing section, with a specific number of questions related to content.
In addition, there is one 25-minute unscored section, known as the variable or equating section. This unscored section may be a critical reading, math, or writing multiple-choice section. This unscored section does not count toward the final score, but is used to try out new questions for future editions of the SAT and to ensure that scores on new editions of the SAT are comparable to scores on earlier editions of the test.
The 25-minute essay will always be the first section of the SAT, and the 10-minute multiple-choice writing section will always be the final section. The remaining six 25-minute sections can appear in any order, as can the two 20-minute sections. Test takers sitting next to each other in the same testing session may have test books with entirely different sections.
The SAT is developed and administered by the US-based College Entrance Examination Board. This implies that College Board sets the questions, conducts the test, and sends each examinee the score report. In Nepal, SAT is conducted at Kathmandu only.
Is the new SAT Harder?
No, the new SAT will be designed so that a student who could score a 500 on the math section (for example) of the current SAT could score a 500 on the math section of the new test.
97% of college-bound students complete 3 years of math so the test will more closely measure the math they are already studying.
Extensive field trials confirmed that students are taking more upper level math, which is why the overall difficulty of the test is not affected. While the test is longer, field trials also confirmed that the increased length of the test has no impact on the student's scores.
Local SAT Test Centers in Nepal
- Lincoln School, Rabi Bhawan, Kathmandu
- St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Test Dates : The SAT tests are not scheduled throughout the year. Every year, the College Board publishes information bulletin.
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