About the SAT
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the USA and other countries. The SAT is owned, developed, and published by the College Board, a private, not-for-profit corporation in the United States. Taking the SAT or its competitor the ACT, is required for admission to a majority of the top ranked colleges and universities in the USA. The test is intended to assess the readiness of a student for college. According to College Board President David Coleman, the New SAT introduced in 2016, reflects more closely what a student has learned in high school (class IX to XII).
About Open Mock SAT
It’s a real SAT test taking experience, which can be taken by Students at their nearest USA UnivQuest Centre or in their Schools, in case the School permits. The USA UnivQuest Open Mock SAT attempts to mirror the exact format of the official SAT / PSAT conducted by College Board. However, to enable students from all economic backgrounds to assess their potential, the test will be administered at a highly subsidized cost. The intention is to enable all students to evaluate their chances of securing admission in best ranked colleges abroad and in some colleges in India.
What the SAT Measures
According to College Board, the SAT measures literacy, numeracy and writing skills. The SAT also assesses the proficiency of test takers in analysing and solving problems. These are broadly the same skills that are needed for academic success in college. Therefore, College Board proclaims that use of the SAT in combination with high school grades provides a better indicator of success in college than high school grades alone.
The Composite SAT Score ranges from 400 to 1600, combining test results from two 800-point sections – Mathematics and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. The minimum score in each section is 200. The Essay is scored separately and is rated on three dimensions – Reading, Analysis and Writing. The Essay will have three scores (one for each dimension), each ranging from 2 to 8.
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