The SAT is a standardized test that evaluates what students learned in high school and the skills needed to succeed in college. Specifically, the test is designed to measure a student’s reading, writing, and math skill level, both with and without a calculator. It is owned, developed, and published by the College Board and administered by the Educational Testing Service. Colleges and universities use it as one measure to determine admission to their campus, in addition to GPA, personal essays, teacher recommendations, class rank, and extracurricular activities. Scores can also strengthen scholarship applications and help secure merit-based financial aid.
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The SAT consists of two components: 1) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 2) Math. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing component is broken into two sections: 1) Reading and 2) Writing & Language. Math is broken up into calculator and no-calculator questions. In total, there are 154 multiple-choice and student-produced response questions.