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Everything you need to know about SAT 1

Everything you need to know about SAT 1

Every year, all across the world, high school students and their parents spend millions of dollars, thousands of study hours, and a whole lot of worry and effort to take the SAT exam. Known as the Scholastic Assessment Test, the SAT focuses on standard academic knowledge in literacy and mathematics. It’s a source of anxiety for students and parents. To alleviate some stress or worry from students and parents, SAT prep sessions are the way to go!

You can click here to sign up for Ostaz’s SAT Online Revision Sessions!
Below, you can find the answers to all your most-asked questions about the SAT.

What Is the SAT?

The SAT, short for Scholastic Assessment Test, is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities during the student admissions decisions process. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test developed and administered by the College Board.

The SAT assesses a very specific set of skills: English verbal and writing skills and Math skills.

The aim of the SAT is to test high school student's readiness for university and provide colleges with a standard threshold to compare all applicants.

When Should I Take the SAT?

Most high school students take the SAT in their junior and senior years of high school. It’s important that you leave time to allow yourself to retake the test in case you’re displeased with your first or previous scores and would like to improve them before you apply to college.

When Is the SAT offered?

The SAT exam is offered internationally every year in August, September, October, November, December, March, May, and June.

How Can I Prepare for the SAT?

The first thing students do is buy the SAT book to have SAT practice tests and test samples to practice and get prepared. However, sometimes the book alone is not enough. Having the right tools but no guidance is not sufficient for an optimal SAT score.

So, for starters, you can register for Ostaz’s SAT Prep Online Courses and choose whether you want to sign up for SAT English courses, SAT math courses, or both.

What Is on the SAT?

The SAT also includes an optional Essay section. SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores. Some colleges may require that you complete the SAT Essay

The SAT is comprised of two sections and an optional third section:
1. Math
2. English Evidence-Based Reading and Comprehension
3. English Essay/ Writing (optional)

How Do I Register for the SAT?

SAT registration deadlines fall around five weeks before each test date. Register online on the College Board website.The College Board may require SAT registration by mail under special circumstances.

How Is the SAT Scored?

Each section (Math and English) of the SAT is scored on a minimum of 200 and a maximum of an 800-point scale. The math section is over 800 and the English section is over 800, summing up to a total of 1,600. So, the SAT is scored over 1,600, which is the highest possible score. If you take the Essay, you will get a separate score from 2 to 8 on each dimension of the essay: reading, analysis, and writing.

Which SAT Scores Do Colleges Look at?

Colleges have variations in terms of how many SAT attempts count toward admissions. Some colleges evaluate only the highest of an applicant’s SAT scores, but others review a student’s entire testing history (Yale University is an example of the latter).

Furthermore, SAT scores may be used to determine scholarship eligibility and grants. A certain SAT score may be sufficient for acceptance but not for scholarships. Thus, the best thing you can do is to secure your highest possible SAT score on your test attempts.

To ensure that you do your best on the SAT to secure your highest possible SAT score, sign up for Ostaz’s SAT Online Revision Sessions, which are 16 hours per subject and are running from July 26, 2021, to August 19, 2021.

SAT Registration

The next available test dates, registration deadlines, and online score release dates for the remaining of 2021 and for 2022 are as below:

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Online Score Release

August 28, 2021

July 29, 2021

September 10, 2021

October 2, 2021

September 2, 2021

October 15, 2021

December 4, 2021

November 4, 2021

December 17, 2021



Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration

Online Score Release

March 12, 2022

February 12, 2022

March 1, 2022

March 25, 2022

May 7, 2022

April 8, 2022

April 26, 2022

May 20, 2022

June 4, 2022

May 6, 2022

May 27, 2022

June 17, 2022

August 27, 2022

July 29, 2022

August 16, 2022

September 9, 2022

October 1, 2022

September 2, 2022

September 20, 2022

October 14, 2022

November 5, 2022

October 6, 2022

October 25, 2022

November 18, 2022

December 3, 2022

November 4, 2022

November 22, 2022

December 16, 2022



Make sure you don’t miss the deadlines!

Click here (Ostaz SAT prep online sessions) to increase your chances of getting a good SAT score.

 

References:
Sundquist, K. (2018, March 5). What You SAT Scores Really Mean in College Admissions. Retreived from https://blog.collegevine.com/what-your-sat-scores-really-mean-in-college-admissions/
The Princeton Review. Retrieved from https://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-information
Collegeboard. Retrieved from https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/national-sat-validity-study-overview-admissions-enrollment-leaders.pdf
SSA College Prep. (2021, February 25). Does the SAT Really Matter in 2021, When Everyone is Going Test-Optional?? Retrieved from https://www.socraticsummeracademy.com/blog/test-optional
Fink, L. (2013, March 21). What Skills Does the SAT Test? Retrieved from https://magoosh.com/hs/sat/what-skills-does-the-sat-test/
Dr. Zhang, F. (2021, March 15). SAT test dates. Retrieved from https://blog.prepscholar.com/sat-test-dates