The SAT is a standardized assessment that helps colleges assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in college. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in a college program.
The SAT measures critical reasoning skills by testing math and verbal concepts that students have developed over time. It does not measure specific content from high school.
The SAT is comprised of two main sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. There is also an optional Essay section, and the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section is divided into two subtests – the Reading Test and the Writing and Language Test.