Scholastic Aptitude Test - SAT, is standardized tests, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming freshmen. The SAT is administered by the private, non-profit College Board, and is developed, published, and scored by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).
Most students take this exam in June, however, many students take the exam again in the fall of their senior year, and because they were not satisfied with the score they received in June. There are two subjects tested, verbal skills and math skills. 1.8 million Students take the SAT each year. There is some controversy in the United States as to the value of the SAT, but it continues to weigh heavily in any college's evaluation process.