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How Are SAT Subject Tests Scored?

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Aug 3, 2021 8:00:00 PM

SAT Subject Tests

In the past, you may have been asked to take an SAT Subject Test in a particular subject as part of the college admissions process. These tests covered single subjects, like World History or Physics, consisted of 50 to 90 questions, and were graded on a scale of 200-800.

International students will still be able to take SAT Subject Tests through June 2021. We'll explain why, and we'll also provide scoring information for international students who'll be taking the exam. We'll wrap things up with some tips for deciding when and whether you should send your SAT Subject Test scores to colleges.

However, after June 2021, SAT Subject Tests will no longer be offered for students in the U.S. and international students. We'll go over what these changes mean for U.S. students and international students below.

There's a lot to cover, so let's get started!

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SAT Subject Test Dates 2021: When Should You Take Them?

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jul 15, 2021 11:13:00 AM

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When are you planning to take the SAT Subject Tests? If you answered, "I don't know," you're not alone! It's hard to know when the best time is to fit in the Subject Tests with the general SAT, your schoolwork, and everything else you've got going on.

Let's take a look at when the SAT Subject Tests are offered in 2021 and when the best dates are for you to take them. As long as you have a plan, you'll be able to balance these tests with all the other things you're up to in your busy life.

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The Ultimate SAT Chemistry Subject Test Study Guide

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jul 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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This article presents a complete SAT Chemistry study guide. I'll give you an overview of what's on the test, help you decide when to take it (or whether to take it at all), list sample questions and answers, and provide tips and resources that you can use in your studying. If you make use of the practice tools at your disposal and follow the general advice in this article, you'll be on your way to a great score!

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Ultimate Study Guide: SAT World History Subject Test

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jul 9, 2021 10:00:00 PM

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Subject Tests are required or recommended at the most competitive colleges because they provide a standardized measurement of your expertise in academic areas that interest you. If you're a history buff applying to very selective colleges, you might be considering the SAT Subject Test World History (aka the SAT 2 World History) as one of your options. This guide will help you figure out when to take the test, how the questions are formatted, and how you can study effectively.

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Expert Guide: Which SAT Subject Tests Should You Take?

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jul 3, 2021 4:30:00 PM

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Feeling lost and confused about which SAT Subject Test to choose? There are a lot of options - 20 to be exact - so it can be bewildering to know which ones will be best for your college applications.

Not to worry! We've gathered the most important considerations in selecting an SAT Subject Test. As long as you approach your decisions with these ideas in mind, you'll be sure to choose the best SAT Subject Tests to take for you.

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How Hard Is the SAT Spanish Subject Test?

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jul 1, 2021 7:00:00 PM

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¿Estudias español? ¿Hablas español en casa? Are you wondering if you should take the SAT Subject Test in Spanish?

Let's review what it covers and how students usually score so you can decide if the SAT Subject Test in Spanish is right for you. First, you have to know what's on the test.

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How Much Do SAT Subject Tests Cost?

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jul 1, 2021 5:00:00 PM

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Many competitive college programs require high school students to submit SAT Subject Test scores to be eligible for admission. This usually means spending a little more money on test registration, but fee waivers are available if you're eligible. In this article, I'll go through how much each SAT Subject Test costs and how fee waivers work for these tests.

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Average SAT Subject Test Scores: Complete List

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jun 26, 2021 9:00:00 PM

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A 750 on an SAT Subject Test sounds like an amazing score, right? Not necessarily! Interpreting scores on the Subject Tests is more complex than it is on the general SAT. For example, an excellent score on the Literature Subject Test might look very different from an excellent score on the Korean with Listening Test.

Let's take a look at the average scores for each SAT Subject Test, and go over what they mean as you choose which tests to take.

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SAT Subject Test Dates 2015 - 2016: How to Choose

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jun 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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If you're planning on applying to highly selective colleges, you may be required to take two or three SAT Subject Tests. Subject Tests are offered almost as many times throughout the year as the regular SAT. In this article, I'll go through the dates and registration deadlines and give you lists of the subjects that are offered on each date.

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The Complete List of SAT Subject Tests

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jun 21, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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The SAT Subject Tests are a chance for you to show where you have specialized knowledge. With these tests, you can indicate to colleges which subjects interest you and which you've taken the time to get to know well.

With that being said, how can you decide which SAT Subject Test to take? First, let's take a look at all the SAT Subject Tests from which you can choose.

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What Is a Good SAT Subject Test Score?

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Posted by Rebecca Safier | Jun 19, 2021 9:00:00 PM

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What's a good Subject Test score? This might sound like a straightforward question, but it's actually a little more complicated. What makes a good score varies by SAT Subject Test as the number of test takers differs from test to test. For instance, in 2017 more than 140,000 students took the Math Level II Test, more than 48,000 students took the Literature Test, and only 453 took the Modern Hebrew Test.

As you'll see below, most good scores for SAT Subject Tests are in the 700s, but there are other factors to consider as you set your target scores. Let's take a look at the average scores and percentiles so you can know what a good score is for each individual SAT Subject Test.

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How to Register for SAT Subject Tests: Step-by-Step Guide

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jun 19, 2021 4:00:00 PM

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You might be required or strongly encouraged to take SAT Subject Tests if you're applying to highly selective colleges. Thankfully, registering for SAT Subject Tests is just as easy as registering for the regular SAT. It might take a bit more planning to verify that the test you want is being offered on a certain test date, but otherwise the process is similar.

In this article, I’ll go through, step by step, how to register for Subject Tests so you don’t run into any confusion along the way.

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SAT 1 vs SAT 2: What's the Difference?

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Posted by Alex Heimbach | Jun 19, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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You might have heard of something called the SAT II (or SAT 2) and wondered what it could be. A secret, harder version of the SAT, perhaps? The reality is less dramatic: the SAT II is just an old name for the SAT Subject Tests.

This guide will explain the current form of the SAT II, outline the differences between the SAT 1 vs SAT 2, and help you determine which of the tests you should take.

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SAT Subject Test Math 1 vs Math 2: Which Should I Take?

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Jun 18, 2021 8:30:00 AM

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If you're considering taking SAT Subject Tests and math is a strong subject for you, you'll need to decide which SAT Subject Test in math to take. There are two Math SAT Subject Tests: Math 1 and Math 2 (also written as Math Level 1 and Math Level 2, or Math I and Math II).

Math 2 is meant for students with more high school math coursework and covers a broader range of topics than Math 1 does. Other than that, the two tests are pretty similar: both have 50 multiple-choice questions and a 60-minute time limit.

In this article, I'll go over what's covered in Math 1, what's covered in Math 2, their similarities and differences, whether Math 1 is easier than Math 2, and how to choose which Subject Test to take.

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The Ultimate SAT Literature Subject Test Study Guide

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Jun 17, 2021 7:00:00 PM

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The SAT Subject Test in Literature, formerly known as the SAT II Literature Exam, is one of the most popular Subject Tests. This might be because you don't necessarily need specialized knowledge, such as foreign language fluency, to do well on it. However, it also has a reputation for being a fairly difficult test.

Luckily, I—800-scoring sorceress of the SAT Literature Subject Test—am here to take you through all the particulars of the exam. We'll go through whether the exam is right for you, its format and content, its question styles, study hacks, practice resources, and test-day tips. Let's get the magic started!

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