The SAT Subject Tests (formally known as the SAT 2 or SAT II) are 1hr long and allow student’s to choose the tests of their choice. It can be one component of a student’s college application. There are 20 different SAT Subject Tests to choose from in the categories of english, history, math, science, and foreign languages such as:
A maximum of 3 tests can be taken at one sitting and can’t be taken on the same day as the SAT.
Students often ask about what are the best ways to prepare for the SAT. It really comes down to practice. We recommend taking challenging courses at your school, studying, as well as reading and writing during your time at school as well as at home.
Sometimes these tests allow students to satisfy certain introductory college requirements or receive college credit.
While most SAT Subject Tests are offered six times during the year, some SAT Subject Tests are offered less frequently. The College Board has a listing of current SAT Subject Test administration dates.
The SAT Subject Tests are scored on a scaled range from 200-800 points. Each SAT Subject Test has a maximum point total of 800. A raw score is calculated by adding all of the correct answers and then subtracting a fraction of a point for all incorrect answers. The raw score is then turned into a scaled-score between 200-800 points.
It is important to note, that the SAT Subject Tests are different from other standardized tests because there is a penalty for incorrect answers. Sometimes people think of this as a “penalty for guessing”. However, leaving answers blank will neither help nor hurt your score.
Devon Review provides private in-home tutoring for students in Los Angeles and surrounding areas to help them with their homework as well as to prepare for the SAT Subject Tests. In addition, during your SAT Subject Test tutoring session, the tutor will prepare you by focusing on the exam topics, answering questions, building confidence, and by providing an overall level of support.