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.
A set of standardized tests (formerly called SAT II: Subject Tests) in specific subjects that are required or strongly recommended by many colleges as part of the admissions process. The tests are one-hour multiple choice tests, and typically a student will take three. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement and others allow participants to choose which tests to take.
The SAT Subject Tests is the collective name for 20 one-hour multiple choice tests given on individual subjects. A student typically chooses which tests to take depending upon college entrance requirements for the schools he or she is planning to apply for. Until 1994, the SAT Subject Tests were known as Achievement Tests; until January 2005, they were known as SAT IIs; they are still well known by this name.