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Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.  The College Board states that the SAT is intended to measure literacy, numeracy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college. They state that the SAT assesses how well the test-takers analyze and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college.

The SAT is based on a 1600-point scale, with 2 sections—Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing—scored between 200 and 800. There is also an optional essay, which is evaluated separately. There is no penalty for wrong answers, so your raw score is the sum of the number of questions you answer correctly. Raw scores are converted to scaled scores, which are used to determine percentile ranks. The percentile indicates how well you did compared to other test takers. For example, if you score in the 72nd percentile, you did better than 72% of test takers.

Elkhart High School is now offering an SAT SCHOOL DAY.  This allows more students the opportunity to take the test or improve previous test scores.   The test will be offered during the fall in October.  
If a student would like additional practice or tutorials in a specific subject, they may go to Khan Academy at the following website. They will have to sign up before having access to information.