Aptitude exams required for admission to some American colleges, usually taken by juniors and seniors. There is a cost to students who take the tests.
The SAT test is an assessment program designed to measure a studentâ€™s academic ability and existing knowledge. Students are tested in the following academic areas: writing, math, and critical reading.
The Standard Aptitude Test (SAT), administered by the College Board, is the most widely-used college admissions test. The SAT uses multiple choice questions to assess verbal and mathematical reasoning ability. The SAT is taken by college-bound high school students during their junior and/or senior years.