What is the SAT? - History, Changes & Importance


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Who takes the SAT?

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1. How should you decide whether to take the SAT or the ACT?

2. Starting in March of 2016, the SAT is scored on a scale from...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of the SAT and the changes that it has undergone in recent years. Important details to know include today's test subject areas and other basics of the exam.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Who takes the SAT
  • Subject areas of the SAT
  • How many short sections the SAT includes
  • The scoring of the exam
  • A comparison of the SAT to the ACT

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history and changes in the SAT
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as SAT, ACT and CollegeBoard
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the SAT and ACT exams

Additional Learning

To learn more about taking the SAT, review the accompanying lesson on History and Changes in the SAT. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define SAT, ACT and CollegeBoard
  • Understand the history of changes that the SAT has undergone
  • Examine the basics of the exam, including the test's scoring, length and number of sections
  • Differentiate between the SAT and the ACT