SAT Subject Tests
The SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT2) are one-hour, multiple-choice tests that measure a student’s knowledge of particular subjects and the ability to apply that knowledge. A generation ago they were known as Achievement Tests.
The scale is the same range as SATs of 200–800. SAT Subject Test scores assist colleges with placement level of students in various courses. They measure how a student’s school does in teaching subject material and how good a multiple-choice test taker the student is.
Students can take up to three subject tests in one day since each test is multiple-choice and an hour in length. SAT Subject Tests should ideally be taken just after a particular course is completed. (Visit Collegeboard.com for a complete listing of subjects offered and current testing dates.)