Definitions for "SAT Subject Tests"
Sponsored by the College Board, these one-hour tests measure knowledge and skills in a particular subject and a student's ability to apply the knowledge. Scores are reported on a scale of 200-800. Colleges may use the SAT Subject Test scores in several different manners. Some colleges require the test for admission purposes. Some colleges award college course credit for specified scores on the tests. Other colleges use the scores to help place students in the appropriate college courses.
Tests in specific subjects (formerly called the SAT II), given at test centers in the United States and other countries on specified dates throughout the year. The tests are used by colleges not only to help with decisions about admissions but also to assist in course placement and exemption of enrolled first-year students. They include the English Language Proficiency Test(tm) (ELPT(tm)).
One hour, primarily multiple-choice tests that measure achievement in specific subject areas. Read about SAT Subject Tests.