The SAT Reasoning Test

The SAT Reasoning Test

The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States.

The SAT is owned, published, and developed by the College Board, a non-profit organization in the United States, and was once developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).   ETS now administers the exam.   The College Board claims that the SAT can determine whether or not a person is ready for college.

The current SAT Reasoning Test is administered in about four and one half hours and costs $45 ($71 International), excluding late fees.Since the SAT’s introduction in 1901, its name and scoring has changed several times.   In 2005, the test was renamed as “SAT Reasoning Test” with possible scores from 600 to 2400 combining test results from three 800-point sections (math, critical reading, and writing), along with other subsections scored separately.

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