SAT (originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test)
Level of Acceptance:
The SAT Reasoning Test is the most widely used and most rigorously researched college admissions test in history. Virtually every college in the United States accepts the SAT as a measure of the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well students analyze and solve problems - skills learned in school that are needed in college. The test also provides an independent measure of a student's college readiness that is standardized across all students, schools, and communities, providing a common and objective scale for comparison.
Who Takes the SAT Test:
The SAT Subject Tests are designed to measure students' knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as their ability to apply that knowledge. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction, and many colleges use them for admissions, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. SAT is offered by the College Board of the United States. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is one of the examination centres appointed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to hold SAT in Hong Kong.
|Section||Average Score||Time (Minutes)||Content|
|Writing||484||60||Grammar, usage, and diction.|
|Mathematics||511||70||Number and operations; algebra and functions; geometry; statistics, probability, and data analysis|
|Critical Reading||495||70||Vocabulary, Critical reading, and sentence-level reading|
According to the current arrangement, the SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests are offered six times a year in October, November, December, January, May and June internationally except for the US. In the US, the SAT Reasoning Test is also offered in March besides the above schedule. Registration for taking these tests in Hong Kong must be done online via the Web site of the College Board at http://www.collegeboard.org/.
SAT Preparation Booklets can be downloaded at
Useful Link: http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/sat/
OTHERS (GRE / GMAT / SSAT / AEAS)
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) :
Applicants who are interested in pursuing a master's, MBA, specialized master's in business or doctoral degree.
The test is divided into General Test (including Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Analytical Writing) and Subject Test.
Useful Link: www.ets.org/gre/
Fee (US Dollars):
General Test - $205
Subject Test -$150
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) :
Applicants who are interested in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.
The test is divided into Analytical writing assessment, Integrated reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal Sections
Useful Link: www.mba.com/global
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SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) :
Applicants who are interested in admission to private schools in the US, Canada and around the world.
The test is divided into Basic Verbal, Quantitative, and Reading Skills Assessments.
Useful Link: www.ssat.org/
Fee (US Dollars):
AEAS (Australian Education Assessment Services) :
Applicants who are interested in admission to Australian and international schools in other countries.
Mathematical Reasoning Ability, and Non-Verbal General Ability.