About the SAT Test

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that’s fair to all students.SAT-logo

It tests knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college — the place where students can further develop and pursue passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of academic success in college.

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills learned in school: reading, writing and math. Knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout life.

  • The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
  • The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
  • The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

The SAT is just one factor among many that colleges use to get to know applicants better. It’s best to keep the test in perspective and understand that it’s only part of a comprehensive admission process that also recognizes other factors, like extracurricular activities and personal recommendations.

Every college and university uses a different combination of criteria for admission. Feel free to reach out to the schools of interest to understand their unique admission policies.

Registration for the SAT and SAT Subject tests are on-line at


South River High is an

SAT Test Administration Center

When filling out the SAT Application for testing, be sure to use the SRHS Site Code: 21267

Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, center or date after registering.


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Please Note: All SAT test takers MUST HAVE an entrance ticket AND an approved picture ID in order to gain admittance. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. For students who do not have a valid school ID or other form of identification, an SAT student ID form is available. Contact your counselor for help, if needed.

When requesting SAT score reports for college admissions, please contact College Board directly. Order up to 5 FREE Score Reports when registering to take the exam. Score Report orders after exam administration require additional fees.


Special Notification for SAT Test Takers: 

The College Board, the agency responsible for administration of the SAT exams, has mandated the following requirements:

1. No Stand-By Testing – All students who miss the last late registration deadline will be placed in a Wait-List Group. Wait-Listed students will be called to participate in examination in the order in which they registered (first come / first served) and ONLY if there are exam materials available.

2. Only students who have a ticket of admission issued by the College Board AND a photo ID (school ID, Maryland license, learners or ID card or DOD ID) will be admitted for testing. NO EXCEPTIONS.  Photo ID cards are scanned and attached to the admission ticket.

3. Changes in test, day or location are not permitted on test day. Students must take the test at the location and on the date for which they have registered and must take the exam they selected at the time of registration (with one exception – students may choose to change the subject of a subject test, take more, or take fewer subject tests but only if originally registered to take a subject test and if materials are available.


Requesting Accommodations for SAT Testing

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Updated: October 5, 2017 — 10:13 am
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