WHAT IS IT?
Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel.
There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.
WHY TAKE IT?
SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.
However, please keep in mind, not all U.S. colleges require SAT Subject tests. Check with individual college websites to see whether subject tests are required or not.
WHEN IS IT?
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
Please sign up online here at collegeboard.org. You will need to make an account if you don’t already have one. Keep in mind we are a closed testing site (only for ISM students) and so you will also need to get both our high school code and test center code from your high school counselor in order to register and test at International School Manila.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
For more information on SAT Subject Tests, please go here.
TEST PREPARATION AND RESOURCES
Many students do prepare for the SAT Subject tests. It is up to you, your time commitments and your motivation in terms of how much you want to prepare. Some preparation will probably help, but we caution you not to go “overboard” with your test preparation. At the very least, you should become familiar with your particular SAT Subject tests and the content covered and types of questions they ask. Balance is key.
If you have any questions regarding standardize testing and if/when you should prepare, please see your high school counselor.
Khan Academy (please see here)
Test Rocker (please see here)
Method Test Prep (please see here)
The ISM Tutor List
In addition, there is an endless array of free resouces (including full SAT Subject tests) on the Internet.