SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.
SAT consists with 3 parts as following.
- Critical Reading: Read the passages and answer the questions, which the content of passage can be varied from humanity, social science, and literature. This section also test on sentence completion, which is testing candidates whether they can find the main idea and supportive idea or not. Moreover, candidates will also get tested on their knowledge and understanding of vocabulary in some context, the objective of the writer, the structure and functions of sentences.
- Mathematics: There are 2 types of paper in this section, choose the correct answer and write down the answer. The content of this section consists with mathematical foundation, table and graph translations. Therefore, the overall content will cover all 4 lessons; (1) numbers and calculation, (2) algebra and function, (3) trigonometry and metrology, (4) data analysis, statistics, and probability.
- Writing: There are 2 types of writing in this section, essay writing and choose the correct answer. The candidates have to identify the errors in sentences, compare and choose the best writing, and improve the short essay to be better.
Date and Location
SAT available to be taken 6 times a year as follwing.
- March (US only)
List of SAT exam centers in Thailand
- British International School, Phuket (BIS Phuket)
- Prem Tinsulanonda International School (PTIS)
- Chiang Mai International School (CMIS)
- International Community School (ICS)
- Harrow International School (HIS)
- Quality School International, Phuket (QSI)
- KIS International School (KIS)
- Lanna International School, Chiang Mai Thailand (LIST)
- Wells International School (WIS)
- The International School Eastern Seaboard (ISE)
- Keerapat International School (KPIS)
- Ruamrudee International School Thailand (RIS)
- Thai-Chinese International School (TCIS)
- New International School of Thailand (NIST)
*SAT registration usually closes 1 months before exam day. Candidates may register in this period but candidates will be charged for a late registration.
Scoring is divided by the types of SAT as following.
(available through January 2016)
(available from March 2016)
- 1/4 penalty for wrong answer.
- Total score is 2,400 (800 each for Math, Reading Comprehension, Writing).
- No penalty for wrong answer.
- Total score is 1,600 (800 each for Match and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing).
- Subscores and insight scores available.
- Optional Essay will be scored separately.
- Cost for the course is available here.
Rules and Regulations
- Candidates must bring their Admission Ticket, 2 No.2 Pencils, Soft Eraser, Photo ID, and Acceptable Calculator.
- Candidates must provide an accpetable photo with your registration. See SAT photo requirements here
- Candidates must provide present acceptable photo ID for admission to the test center. See the Photo ID requirements here
- Calculators are allowed to use for mathematics questions only and cannot be used for other purposes. For the full list of using calculator for SAT test, click here
- CD Player required for SAT listening section. Candidates must bring on their own. Read the CD Player Guidance here
- DO NOT bring any electronic devices in the exam room and all of them must be turned off. For more information, Click here
For the full list of rules and regulations, Click here