New SAT College admission test will roll out by 2016, 10 years after its last upgrade.
Great Neck, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/05/2014 -- SAT is a globally recognized standardized test used for most college admission in the US. The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college. SAT comprises of three major areas: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Each area gets a score on the scale of 200–800 while all scores are products of 10. Total scores are computed by adding scores of the three areas. The test takes 3 hours and 45 minutes of timed sections. Most run for 4 and half hours including orientation, distribution of materials and timed breaks.
Purpose of SAT
SAT Subject Tests allows students to stand above the rest of the applicants in the college admission process. In conjunction with your other admission credentials, SAT provides a more complete picture of your academic foundation, understanding and interests. Most prestigious colleges use Subject Tests to select students to their appropriate courses. Test performance also prepares students to College introductory level courses, providing a step ahead of their learning process.
More so, Companies nowadays are using SAT scores in hiring applicants according to Wall Street Journal. Some of companies include Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, and Bain and Co. It is reported that SAT scores have become basis of these companies to determine if the applicant is intellectually fit for the job. Most often, consultancy firms require this as part of the screening process for candidates to have SAT scores in or above the 95th percentile specifically in the field of math. It cuts down the application process and easily screens applicants perfect for the job.
Preparing for SAT
It is advised that students should take SAT Subject tests as early as 10th grade when the school is done in May to June. This is the peak knowledge retention for students. It is also recommended for juniors to take SAT Subject Tests in March as buffer time for unforeseen circumstance or sickness. One may take the exams in May or June if March schedule is missed.
Significant studies also proved studying for the SAT does increase scores. SAT tutorial combined with dedication to study and learn beyond class hour’s help increase test scores as well as in preparation for next year’s Test upgrade.
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