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SATScholastic Assessment Testis a college entrance examination administered several times a year by the non-profit making College Board. The SAT is the United States’ most widely used college admissions test. The SAT is a standard used by the majority of colleges and universities in the United Sates, among others, to determine acceptance into undergraduate schools and for scholarships. On July 10th, 2010, Changchun American International School became a SAT testing center allowing foreign students to take the SAT test at CAIS.

The SAT Test is divided two parts: SAT I (English/Math/Reasoning) and SAT II (Subject Tests).


SAT I
 


"SAT I is a timed test of approximately 3hours and 45minutes, divided into three sections: the Math section, the Critical Reading section, and the Writing section, which includes a written essay. Each section is graded on a scale of 200-800.On the test itself, there are ten sets of questions: three in each section. Each section has a different time limit; each question has five answers. One of the Writing section sets is the tests, which is also always Section 1. One of the section is known as an equating section and does not count in anyway towards the score; it is used to test new questions and compare the difficulty of different exams."


SAT I Scores


"Students receive three scores—one for the critical reading section, one for the mathematics section and one for the writing section. Each section score is reported on a 200–800 scale, where 200 is the lowest score and 800 is the highest. A student’s scaled score is computed by first establishing a raw score as follows:

■ For each correct answer, the student earns one point.

■ For a wrong answer to a multiple-choice question, the student

loses one-quarter point.

■ No points are deducted for unanswered questions or for wrong

answers to math student-produced response questions."


SAT II


"SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure students’ knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as their ability to apply that knowledge. Students take the SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific subjects: English, history, mathematics, science, and foreign languages. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction, and the content of the tests is constantly evolving to reflect current trends in high school curricula. Despite changes in content, the format of the questions changes little from year to year."


"Many colleges use the SAT Subject Tests to make admissions decisions, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Some colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. The SAT Subject Tests give students an additional opportunity to distinguish themselves and showcase their skills in a particular subject area."


SAT II Scores


"Scores for all SAT Subject Tests are reported on a 200–800 scale, where 200 is the lowest score and 800 is the highest. A student’s scaled score is computed by first establishing a raw score as follows:

■ For each correct answer, the student earns one point.

■ For a wrong answer to a question with five answer choices, the

student loses one-quarter (1/4.) point.

■ For a wrong answer to a question with four answer choices,

the student loses one-third (1/3) point.

■ For a wrong answer to a question with three answer choices,

the student loses one-half (1/2.) point.

■ No points are deducted for unanswered questions."


The raw score is converted to a score on a 200–800 scale. This is the score that appears on the score report.

 

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