Best Answer

The SAT is a measure of what you have learned in your grade school education. It shows colleges a general picture of your academic aptitude, although it is in no way a deciding factor of your intelligence.

User Avatar

Wiki User

16y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

8y ago

SATs are taken as part of a college admissions requirement. Most universities in the US require an SAT or ACT exam score for admissions.

The use of the SAT test is for college admissions to determine your aptitude compared to other applicants to their college. The score you get on the SAT is relative to the score of all other students who took the test.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

The LSAT is the Law School Admission Test. If you do not pass this test, you cannot be admitted to a law school approved of by the American Bar Association, so that's why it's important.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the purpose of the SAT test?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Does the SAT have calculus questions?

No, the original SAT test does not have calculus. The SAT Subject Test for Math 2 also does not have calculus.

What kind of test SAT gives?

SAT is a standardized test, giving an approximation of a student's ability in comparison to other students. There is the original SAT test and the SAT Subject Tests.

What test can you take to prepare you for the SAT reasoning test?


Do the online SAT practices prepare you for SAT test?

The online SAT's do prepare you for the SAT test because the SAT questions do not test intelligence rather they are predictable. Because they are not an IQ test, similar questions can be practiced online to help a student achieve a higher score easily.

If you drank on wed will it show in your urine test on sat?

if i drank on wed will it show in my urine test on sat

Is the word an or a used prior to an acronyn that starts with s or m example I took an SAT test or I took a SAT test?

Use "an" before a vowel sound and "a" before a constanant. If you are pronouncing SAT as the word sat, then you would say "a sat test" but if you are pronouncing each letter separately, then it is "an ess ay tee test".

How do you become an SAT test proctor?

How do I become a SAT proctor?

What is the maximum scroce for the SAT test?

For the SAT test given before spring 2016, the maximum score was 2400. The new SAT in 2016 will be out of 1600.

What does the S.A.T. stand for?

SAT is a test that measures a students academics. SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test and it is a required test to get into most universities.

What does SAT 2 test?

The SAT II tests your knowledge of a particular subject. There are many different SAT II (a.k.a the SAT subject test) tests. It is suggested that you take the test in a subject that you have taken an AP or Honors course in or know a lot about.

What does the SAT test measure?

Th SAT measures how prepared you are for college.

Is the CAT as excepted as the SAT test?

no a CATS test is what level you are at