Scholastic Aptitude Test
The admission tests like SAT should be increased in order to improve the fair way of admissions into the colleges/universities.
It is a kind of admission test, which is called as Scholastic Aptitude Test, or Scholastic Assessment Test and is considered as the standardized admission test for getting admitted in the colleges in the United States of America. It is in other words could be described as an effective tool in measuring the readiness of a person, who is trying to get admitted in the colleges. So, most of the colleges in America admit their students via SAT test, in that way it bears a great significance in a student’s life and career.
The SAT tests the basic knowledge of the students in reading, writing and also math skills of the students. Hence, it doesn’t involve any logical reasoning part in its pattern. It tests the students on the basis of what they knew already. Hence it is also familiar and would motivate the students, as they would not be learning different syllabus and subjects. A detailed research is been done to implement the SAT in a very fair manner, so that it would be a friendly test to all kind of students, who would fall into different family backgrounds. The students will be provided with the opportunity to select the colleges that would best fit their choice, by taking the SAT test.
SAT Subject Test
The SAT test is also conducted for particular subjects, such as, mathematics, English literature, history, science, and also for other languages too. There are two levels of tests, conducted for mathematics, and the science subject test comprises of separate test for biology, physics and chemistry. The language subject test consists of separate test for each language, such as, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, etc… and the history subject test comprises of separate test for U.S. history and world history. Some colleges demand in particular the SAT subject test scores in order to get considered for the admission. The SAT subject test would also illustrate the student’s strength and interest on a particular subject, hence scoring in SAT subject test would also matters a lot at the time of college admissions.
The SAT test is conducted in two different phases, one is conducted on the general SAT basis, comprising questions from the subjects, such as, mathematics, reading and writing sections and the other phase comprises of specific subject test, which involves subjects, such as, mathematics with two levels, science, history, English literature and other language tests. The SAT subject test is optional and if a student wishes to take the test to illustrate strength in the particular subject, then the student can take the exam. The SAT scores are allotted finally after collecting the raw scores in each level. The final scores would be result of a statistical analysis of the combination of number of correct questions, wrong questions and the question that are not been attended, etc… the ability of the students is further analyzed via a 25-minute section in the SAT test, but the score in this test is not counted into the final scores. The raw scores are finally converted on a scale of 200 to 800 scales, via a process called equating. The equating procedure further ensures that the level of ability of the students would not affect the scores of other students, when compared!