The SAT® is a widely accepted college admission test designed to help college admissions officers make fair and informed admission decisions. It is not part of the West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress. Individuals register and pay a fee prior to taking the SAT®. The test is offered seven times a year.
There are three kinds of questions: multiple-choice, student-produced responses (mathematics only) and an essay question. Sample questions and testing taking tips may be found on the College Board SAT Practice website.
The tests measure three areas: critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills. The SAT® tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge – the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.
The SAT is being redesigned to focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success. To find out how the exam is changing for spring 2016, go to The College Board: Delivering Opportunity.
West Virginia SAT® trend data is provided by subgroup from 2000 to the present. For more information about the performance of West Virginia students on the SAT®, contact Dr. Beth Cipoletti. All other questions should be directed to College Board.
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