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Understanding SAT exam abbreviations

Hey fam, I've seen a lot of abbreviations related to the SAT exam, and I'm not sure what they all mean. Can someone break down the most common ones for me? Much appreciated!

7 months ago

Hi there! Sure thing, here's a list of some common SAT exam abbreviations along with their meanings:

1. SAT: Scholastic Assessment Test - It is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States.

2. PSAT: Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test - It serves as a practice test for the SAT and is also used for National Merit Scholarship qualification.

3. CR: Critical Reading - This was a section in the older version of the SAT, which tested students' reading comprehension skills. The current SAT no longer uses this abbreviation but has the "Reading" section in its place.

4. W: Writing - Part of the older version of the SAT, this section assessed students' writing skills. It was replaced with the "Writing and Language" section in the current SAT.

5. M: Math - This abbreviation refers to the "Math" section of the SAT, focusing on mathematical problem-solving skills.

6. ERW: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing - This is a combined score of the "Reading" and "Writing and Language" sections on the current SAT.

7. EBRW: This is another short form used for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.

8. SAT II or Subject Tests: These are subject-specific tests that some colleges used to require or recommend for admission. The College Board discontinued SAT Subject Tests in January 2021.

9. AP: Advanced Placement - While not directly related to the SAT, AP courses and exams are also administered by the College Board and are often taken by high school students to demonstrate mastery in specific subjects.

10. CED: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) code - It's a unique six-digit code used by high schools and colleges to report information related to admissions tests, such as the SAT and ACT.

I hope that clears things up! Let me know if you have any other questions or need further clarification on these abbreviations. Good luck with your test prep!

7 months ago

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