About the Test
Standardized test scores are frequently required as part of the college admissions process. The SAT is one of two tests that can be taken to fulfill that requirement. Like the PSAT, the SAT tests students in three areas: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. Unlike the PSAT, the Writing section of the SAT requires students to actually write an essay. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200 – 800.