The SAT test is the American equivalent of the Israeli Psychometric test. It is required for first degrees in the USA, Europe and other countries worldwide, including Israel. The SAT is designed to test knowledge in mathematics and in verbal, as well as writing skills.
The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you’ll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems – skills you learned in school that you’ll need in college.
Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200 - 800, and the writing section will contain two sub-scores. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It is administered six times a year outside the US, and seven times a year inside the US.
The SAT includes Critical Reading, Math, and Writing sections, with specific numbers of questions related to content.
In addition, there is one 25-minute unscored section, known as the variable or equating section. This unscored section may be either a critical reading, math, or multiple choice writing section. This unscored section does not count toward the final score, but is used to try out new questions for future editions of the SAT and to ensure that the scores on new editions of the SAT are comparable to scores on earlier editions of the test.
The 25-minute essay will always be the first section of the SAT and the-10 minute multiple-choice writing section will always be the final section. The remaining six 25 minute sections can appear in any order, as can the two 20 minute sections. Test takers sitting next to each other in the same testing session may have test books with entirely different sections.