Definitions for "Scholastic aptitude test"
Keywords:  sat, math, verbal, admission, princeton
A scholastic aptitude test measures the cognitive skills necessary for success in school. It is used to predict how well individuals will do in educational contexts.
The College Board's test of verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. Refer to specifics in this guide.
The SAT is a standardized, multiple-choice test used by most U.S. colleges and universities for admissions and placement decisions. SAT scores also can be used to determine scholarship eligibility. The test is given nationally seven times a year. The SAT is a seven-section, three-hour exam. Three sections are verbal, three are math, and one is experimental. The experimental section can be either verbal or math, but is not counted toward a student's final score. The seven sections appear in a different order every time the SAT is administered.