The globally recognized college entrance exam — the SAT® —showcases students’ college and career readiness. The test provides a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT keeps pace with what colleges are looking for today — measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.
The SATs have been redesigned and starting in March 2016, a “new” SAT will replace the current SAT. The new SAT includes a Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and a Mathematics Test. The SAT has an optional essay component, which some colleges might require. SAT questions focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success.
The SAT is a standardized test that assesses the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills that students need to be successful in college. Each of the two sections that comprise the SAT has a possible score of 800 points. The SAT test results represent one factor considered by many colleges and universities in making admissions decisions.
For more information on the SAT, please visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
Who will take the “new” SAT?
Seniors in the 2015-2016 school year will most probably take the test before March 2016, which means they will take the current SAT. Current Juniors and Sophomores (in school year 2015-2016) will probably take the test in March 2016 or later, which means they will take the “new” SAT.
When are the SAT test dates?
The SAT is offered at least seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June. For specific SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines, please visit: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
To access SAT Study Guides for Students, click HERE.
For a brief overview of how the new SAT differs from the current one, click HERE.
For information regarding the key content changes on the new SAT, click HERE.
To access the SAT essay scoring rubric, click HERE.