(Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test)
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The SAT is a standardized exam used by colleges to predict a student’s potential success in college. It is usually taken in the spring of the junior year, after students have had a chance to take the PSAT and review those results. The SAT measures the critical thinking skills that demonstrate how well a student can analyze and solve problems. The test is composed of three sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. The Critical Reading section is made up of sentence completion and passage-based reading questions. The Mathematics section is based on the math that college-bound students typically learn during their first three years of high school. The Writing section has multiple choice questions and a written essay. Scores on the SAT range from 200-800 per section, with a score of 500 being close to the 50th percentile.
Students may take this test more than one time. Multiple tutoring/classes and materials are available around the city to help a student prepare for the SAT. If a student finds that he/she took the test and would like help preparing to take it a second time, he/she can contact the Guidance Office for information about our SmartPrep classes available. There are other test prep opportunities offered outside of CCS; see that tab to the left.
There is now an SAT Daily Practice App for students! Go to this link for details!
CCS does not administer the SAT on-site, but registration materials and a preparation booklet are available in the Guidance Office.The preferred form of registration is on-line at www.collegeboard.com. CCS' SAT School Code: 360-954