One question we’re often asked when we present at high schools, college fairs, or parent meetings is “What are SAT Subject Tests and should I
take them?” Well, keep reading and by the end of this you should have as clear an answer as it’s possible to give.
What are SAT Subject Tests?
SAT Subject Tests are one hour exams on a variety of topics. They provide colleges a more detailed insight into your academic skills in a particular subject area than the SAT does. Many parents may remember hearing about or taking the Achievement Tests (if you graduated high school in the 80s or 90s) or the SAT IIs (in the first half of the 00s). Well, “SAT Subject Tests” is simply the latest name for those same exams.