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Scholastic Assessment Test

The Scholastic Assessment Test usually referred to as SAT is a test for college admissions into Universities in the United States of America.  At Riviera High School, SAT is typically taken by students who are in their last year of advanced level or final year of study.

What is the Format of the SAT Suite of Assessments?

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section

  • Reading Test
  • Writing and Language Test

Math Section

  • Math Test: Calculator portion
  • Math Test: No-calculator portion

SAT only: Optional SAT Essay

The Role of SAT

  • SAT measures literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college.
  • SAT assesses how well the test takers analyse and solve problems—skills they learned in school that they will need in college.
  • SAT is administered under a tight time limit (speeded) to help produce a range of scores.
  • SAT is required for freshman entry to many universities in the United States.

The College Board; the body responsible for the development and administration of SAT states that the use of the SAT in combination with high school grade point average (GPA) provides a better indicator of success in college than high school grades alone as measured by college freshman GPA. Various studies conducted over the lifetime of the SAT show a statistically significant increase in correlation of high school grades and college freshman grades when the SAT is factored in.

It is for these reasons that Riviera High School has established a relationship with the College Board to help our learners gain admissions in credible universities in the United States. We are a sitting centre and this means that the students will comfortably sit for their exams within the school premises.

The school, through the Career Office provides required guidance to the studentson SAT preparations.