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. However, the test is administered under a tight time limit (speeded) to help produce a range of scores
- To achieve the best possible result for each student depending on each student’s abilities.
- To obtain the best possible score.
Students planning to study at a higher education institution in the United States and other countries around the world