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Definition of "SATs"

Updated on July 3, 2017

These are standardized tests commonly employed for college admissions in U.S. These tests whose goal to assess the level of preparedness among students are run and managed by the College Board. However, the tests do not align with the high school curriculum. The weight placed on SAT and its scores differ from one school to another. SAT examinations are provided every year on the months of March, May, June, October, November, December and January. Among the components of SAT examinations are mathematics, Writing and Critical reading. These components are then divided into major sections which range from hard, medium and easy depending on the scoring generated from the experimental sections. At the end of 2015, the average score was 1490 out of the possible 2400 for this class (SAT Subject Test Requirements and Recommendations, 2016).

Those students who demonstrate their inability to effectively participate in College Board Exam are given accommodations and environments that can enable them take such exams. Among such accommodations are Large-print exams, Braille, use of computer to write essays, extended time, and extra breaks. All requests for disabilities are evaluated and considered by the College Board.


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