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What are the SAT and the SAT II?
The SAT test is meant to measure the knowledge that a student has acquired during his or her tenure in high school. Critical reading, writing, and math are the focus of this test. Many colleges and universities place high importance on the SAT test scores. The maximum score a student may earn in any of the three tests is 800.
ICS prepares its students for SAT testing in the following ways:
The SAT II tests are specific to a variety of subject areas. Students may register for the SAT II tests on the College Board website. College Board encouraged students to take subject tests immediately following the related coursework (i.e. take the Biology subject test in May of the year that they will complete Biology or AP Biology). The SAT II tests are not required for all universities. Students are encouraged to check with the universities and the particular colleges within those universities that they wish to apply to in regards to SAT II requirements. When students register for the SAT II tests, they may take up to three tests in one test date. The cost for the test is the same if a student takes one test or three tests. See the College Board website for further information.
The TOEFL and IELTS are tests of English language proficiency. Students whose first language is not English are often required to take one of these two tests to prove their English skills. Some universities will waive the requirement for TOEFL or IELTS scores based upon a certain score on the SAT or based upon a student’s enrollment in an English speaking international school.
Association of Christian Schools International
The College Board Advanced Placement Program