A test you take in high school that could possibly be the largest single factor in whether a university accepts you or not. It has three sections: Reading, Math, and Writing. The range of possible scores on each is 200 - 800, for a possible cumulative score of 600 - 2400 on all three sections. The average score in each section is roughly 500 and the average total is roughly 1500. The test is taken early on a Saturday morning (say, 4 or 5 hours before you would even wake up on a normal Saturday) and you must be at your mental peak for it. Scores are received about two weeks later and then sent to the colleges you're applying to. Most students dread the SAT but they do not appreciate the amount of control over their admission chances that it gives students even in the late phases of high school when their GPAs can't be changed much.
Tom: You just took the SAT? That sucks! I hate that test!
George: Well my good friend Tom, I actually love the SAT. See, my GPA has never been so hot but after putting in a few weekends of work on SAT preparation now I can get a great score and go to a great university anyways.
Stupidity Assesment Test. A test given in high school that judges your worth as a human being. the lower the score, the more expendable you are to the government.
@#$%! I got a 400 on my SAT, so now I'm a public servant!
Stands for Scholastic Assessment Test. This test is required by most colleges, though some will accept the ACT
instead. The SAT has come under much controversy, especially because so much weight is put on how well a student does on a single test. Many opponents of the exam have said that many students are creative, but cannot perform well on standardized tests. Also, it is now popularly believed that wealthy students can "buy" their SAT score. Many hire the best programs and tutors that money can afford to get high scores. As a result, there is a notable difference between races and social classes in their SAT scores.
However, the SAT was revised as of 2005. Previously, the Math and Verbal SAT were on a scale of 800 (the scale starts at 200) separately, people often stated their score out of 1600, adding together both scores. The new SAT has many changes. Firstly, it has three catagories: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing, and therefore ones' total score would be out of 2400 rather than 1600. Also, the infamous analogies, a section that was particularly dreaded by high school juniors and seniors, have been removed. Finally, components of the SAT II: Writing have been combined, including the 25 minute essay. This section has been criticized as well, especially because only two graders read it once (Each grades on a scale of 0-6, and those two numbers are added together).
The SAT is resented by many students and in recen...
test written solely for the purpose of making jr's and sr's in highschool miserable. has caused an entire industry focused around preparation (economic multiplier, perhaps?).
all the good colleges want to see perfect 1600s. because they suck. whoever invented the sat should be drowned in his/her own viscous slime.
holy shit i have to do good on the sat or im fucked because i'm a typical teenager who needs not know all sorts of fancy words.
The SAT is bullshit
John Katzman, co-founder of the Princeton Review remarked: "The SAT is bullshit."
Stupid Ass Test to get into gay ass colleges.
Man I failed the damn SAT. Oh well, there's always community college.
The past tense of 'sit'.
I sat down before realizing that all of my chairs had been taken away by the repo men.