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Scholastic Assessment Test

Near the turn of the 20th century, the College Entrance Examination Board (now referred to as the College Board) was formed to coordinate the admission testing requirements of selective colleges in the northeastern United States. In 1901, the College Board administered its first examination. Over a century later, standardized admissions tests in higher education have achieved unprecedented popularity.

The test that is currently used by the College Board is the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT; formally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test), which was developed by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. The SAT is widely used in the eastern and western United States. Similar tests, such as the American College Test (ACT), are primarily used in the mid-western United States.

The SAT is actually a testing ...

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