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Meaning of SAT Exam Acronym

I just realized that I don't actually know what SAT stands for. It's such a well-known test, but what does the acronym mean? Just genuinely curious! Thanks!

6 months ago

Hello! SAT originally stood for Scholastic Aptitude Test, but it has undergone a few changes over time. In 1993, the test was renamed the Scholastic Assessment Test. Then, in 1997, the creators of the SAT, the College Board, decided to simply refer to the test as "the SAT" without the acronym standing for any particular phrase. This was done to emphasize that the test is intended as a measure of academic preparedness for college rather than just a narrow assessment of aptitude or achievement. So, today, the SAT is just the name of the test and is not an acronym for specific words.

6 months ago

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