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What are the SAT Subject Tests?
The SAT Subject Tests® (or just Subject Tests) are multiple-choice tests on individual subjects. These tests are typically taken to show proficiency in certain subjects and test you on your knowledge at a high school level. There are currently 20 test types, 12 of which are language-based. The test types include: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.
WHAT IS LOGICPREP’S STRATEGY FOR THE SAT SUBJECT TESTS?
After you've taken the ACT or SAT (and sometimes before!), our team of instructors can help you show off the content you've mastered in school on College Board's SAT Subject Tests. We'll help you review material from your high school curriculum and compare your coursework to the test to identify key areas for careful study. We'll also work with you to understand the structure of each test so that you can maximize your score. If you're wondering whether to take a Subject Test, you can always meet with one of our Academic Advisors and try out one of our diagnostic tests!
WHAT CONTENT IS COVERED ON THE SAT SUBJECT TESTS?
One great thing about Subject Tests is that you get to choose which ones you want to take. While the ACT and SAT test "general" skills, Subject Tests home in on the curriculum you've learned in your advanced high school classes—some of the most popular ones are US History, Biology, Spanish, and Math Level II (precalculus). All of the tests are multiple choice, and they are designed to test the material covered in Honors and AP-level classes.
Who takes the SAT Subject Tests?
Most students take Subject Tests at the end of their Junior year. While only some colleges outright require Subject Tests, many highly selective schools "strongly recommend" them to applicants. Whether the schools you're applying to require Subject Tests or not, a strong score is a solid addition to your application.
Sometimes students will a take a Subject Test at the end of their freshman or sophomore years. Think about it: if you're taking an AP or honors level course in a subject area anyway, you can make your junior and senior years a little easier by getting a Subject Test or two out of the way.
What is the format of the SAT Subject Tests?
The tests are always one hour and consists of multiple-choice questions. Each subject version varies slightly.
How are the SAT Subject Tests scored?
They're scored out of 800 points, just like the SAT. The lowest possible score is 200.
WHEN ARE THE SAT SUBJECT TESTS OFFERED?
Subject Tests are offered throughout the year, and it’s possible to take more than one in the same sitting (you can take up to 3). One thing to be aware of: foreign language tests with the listening component are only offered in November. Check out the full testing calendar here.