WHAT IS IT?
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms.
Three Main Sections
- The CRITICAL READING section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
- The MATHEMATICS section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability
- The WRITING section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
WHY TAKE IT?
The SAT (or ACT) is typically a requirement when applying to colleges and universities in the United States. However, there are some institutions where the SAT/ACT is optional. For a list of those schools, please go here.
WHEN IS IT?
Please see here for more information on 2015/2016 SAT testing dates.
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 the SAT, please go here.
TEST PREPARATION AND RESOURCES
Many students do prepare for the SAT. 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 the SAT test and the types of questions it asks. 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 tests) on the Internet.