SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a skill test used to enroll into undergraduate courses in the USA. It’s an integral part of the applciation process.
There are two kinds of SAT tests:
SAT Reasoning test– consists of three parts: reading, writing and language skills, and mathematics. From 2016 on, writing essays is not obligatory, but many universities still require it. SAT Reasoning is mandatory for universities abroad, especially the US.
SAT Subject tests – additional knowledge tests, sometimes required when applying. These evaluate specific domains: mathematics, chemistry, German language, history, arts etc. Specific university courses require certain SAT Subject test. For a complete list of SAT Subject requirements, follow this link.
SAT Reasoning test structure
|Reading||65 minutes||52 problems – read texts and answer questions by filling in sentences.|
|Writing and Language||35 minutes||44 problems – multiple-choice questions||spotting and correcting grammar mistakes and the correct use of language.|
|Mathematics||70 minutes||54 problems – questions and problems in arithmetics||algebra||geometry||statistics and probability.|
|Essay (not mandatory)||50 minutes||One essay||written at the end of the test. Reading and writing skills||and analytical and critical thinking are scored in this part.|
*Alongside the 9 units in three mentioned parts, you will take another test in a unit from either of the parts, taking 25 minutes.
SAT Reasoning test scoring
You can score between 400 and 1600 points on the SAT Reasoning test, i.e. 200-800 per unit. Reading and writing are one part, mathematics the other. Essays are scored independently, from 2 to 8. You can score an additional 10-40 points by analytical reading and problem solving throughout the test.
– Each correct answer is worth 1 point
– Blank or incorrect answers are worth 0 points (no negative scoring)
You can apply for the SAT Reasoning and Subject tests at the official website www.collegeboard.com
During one test term, you can take either 1 SAT Reasoning or a maximum of 3 SAT Subject tests. Before choosing your Subject tests, please check which are available on specific dates. Take note that application deadlines for SAT are not equal for US test dates and international test dates. The deadline in non-US countries is about 2 weeks shorter so be careful when applying. Late registration is charged 41 USD extra.
SAT Reasoning and Subject tests are taken at the official SAT administrative centre:
American International School in Zagreb
Damira Tomljanovića 3, 10000 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 (0)1 7999-300
Faks: + 385 (0)1 4680-171
Tests are organised 6 times a year. A student cannot take SAT Reasoning and Subject tests on the same day.
Exact schedules are available at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-international-dates
SAT Reasoning: 81 USD (Registration fee 43 USD + International processing fee 38 USD)
SAT Reasoning + Essay: 92.50 USD (Registration fee 54.50 USD + International processing fee 38 USD)
Registration fee for 1-3 tests (3 is a maximum you can take in one sitting) is 26 USD. All test are subject to an additional charge: language SAT Subject tests with listening 26 USD, and other tests 18 USD. The regional fee for Croatia is 38 USD. The total test price depends on the number of tests, and whether they include listening part or not.
Svaki kandidat koji položi SAT Reasoning i SAT Subject ima pravo na dvije vrste certifikata s rezultatima:
-Online score report – rezultati testa dostupni su online na službenoj stranici http://www.collegeboard.com nekoliko tjedana nakon datuma polaganja testa. Za uvid u rezultate svaki kandidat se treba ulogirati na službenu stranicu koristeći vlastiti username i password.
-Mailed score report – certifikat s rezultatima koji se šalje na kućnu adresu kandidata i na adrese institucija koje je kandidat prijavio za primanje rezultata. Točan datum dostave ovisi o lokaciji na koju se isporučuje.
Rezultati SAT Reasoning i SAT Subject testiranja vrijede do sljedećeg polaganja ovih testova.
How to prep for SAT?
We recommend taking a prep course early enough to gather experience and prepare well for the test itself. In order to reach the desired result, besides comprehension and communication in English, knowing and mastering specific techniques may help you score higher.
Arte et Marte’s prep courses provide high quality and complete preparation to help you apply and take the SAT test. They include free materials (books and multimedia) for all participants. The course will advance the skills that will be put to the test at SAT, but even more importantly, it will help you master the technique required to take this test. Some of these are specific listening and reading techniques or information spotting, and some focus on taking notes efficiently during the reading, speaking and writing parts.
We use well established principles and methods, devised and perfected through years of pedagogical and methodical work. We only work with small groups, we’re flexible when scheduling time slots, and our teachers keep the same individual approach to participants. Our task is to provide the necessary help in a comfortable and relaxed working environment.
A measurable progress is paramount, so we recommend taking entrance and final exams with your course (both are included in the course price). Subsequent group or individual preparation will focus on honing the skill where you scored lower.
We use real and up to date materials, and all participants get their opportunity to fully get acquainted with all specifics of the test. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website or services price list, please contact us, and we will find a solution for you.
Depending on your needs, skills and available time, we offer you the following prep courses:
SAT group prep courses
REGULAR PREP COURSE 42 lessons
Regular courses are an ideal choice for those used to working in a group, in a relatively short period. This course takes an optimal approach, by dynamics and intensity, in order to give enough attention to all language skills and problem types from the test. It will prepare you for the mathematical and language parts of the exam, but you must be ready to spend some time working on your own as well.
INTENSIVE PREP COURSE 60 lessons
An intensive course is aimed at those students who want a detailed preparation, and/or have less time to work on their own, and/or have scored low on the entrance exam but need a big improvement to meet their goal. The intensive course comprises 60 lessons and provides enough time to review grammar, all language skills and problem types that will appear in the test. This course will prepare you for the mathematical and language parts of the exam, but you must be ready to spend some time working on your own as well.
SAT individual prep courses
INDIVIDUAL PREP COURSE 42 lessons
This course is for you if individual approach suits you better and if you prefer a maximum support from the teacher, high quality materials and multimedia. This course will prepare you for the mathematical and language parts of the exam, and assumes you’re also willing to put in more effort working on your own. Schedule, content and dynamics of such a course are adjusted to the student and the result s/he is aiming for.
INDIVIDUAL PREP MODULE 9 lessons
Prep module is for you if you need to raise your score on only one or maximum two skills on the SAT test. Schedule, content and dynamics of the module are adjusted to the participant and the score s/he is aiming for.
We accept max 5 participants in each group!
Course materials, entrance and final exams are free!
For more information and signing up, please contact us.
|Regular course (42 lessons)||Intensive course (60 lessons)||Individual course (36 lessons)||Individual module (9 lessons)|