It is a testing tool used widely by Universities in the United States of America (U.S.A.). The test has been designed in such a way that it can assess a student’s analytical and problem solving skills, something which will have to apply during their pursuit of higher studies.
Since this is a ‘timed’ test, it requires quick thinking and responses which are at the core. It has been observed that even academically brilliant students aren’t able to get good scores because they take a lot of time to think and re-think of the responses they would give. However, it has been found that there is a high correlation between the School Grade Point Average (GPA) of a student and the SAT scores which is what most universities screening admission forms are look at.
The SAT is of 3 hours and 45 minutes duration and assesses a student’s Mathematical, Critical Reading and Writing skills. The possible SAT score of a student can be in the wide spectrum with 600 being the lowest and 2400 being the highest.
A new version of the SAT is under development and will be implemented in 2016.
Campus Call will be able to guide students on understanding each section and how it is to be attempted.