Notes on the SAT
Beginning 2016, the SAT has returned to the 1600-point scale, with the Math and Reading sections scored between 200 and 800, and the optional essay evaluated separately. The 1/4 point penalty for wrong answers has been discontinued.
The new scoring mode with provide enriched score reports to help you understand your individual strengths and areas for improvement . Check out the chart for a breakdown.
The SAT Reasoning Test is the most popular admissions test among colleges and universities in the U.S. It tests students' knowledge of subjects in reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom—including how they think, solve problems, and communicate.
The SAT is administered seven times a year in the U.S. and six times a year in Taiwan.
Why is the SAT important?
The SAT is an entrance exam used by most U.S. colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. Schools also consider your high school GPA, academic transcript, letters of recommendation, interviews, and personal essays.
In Taiwan, the SAT is offered in October, November, December, January, May and June.
How do I register?
The easiest way to register is online at collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/international. Taiwan has limited testing sites and seats fill up fast so make sure you register months in advance.
When should I take the SAT? How many times should I test?
We recommend that you take the SAT once or twice during the spring semester of your junior year. If you're not satisfied with your score, take it one last time fall semester of your senior year. While schools will allow you to choose which score you send, it's best to avoid burnout and not take the SAT too many times.