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SAT II: Subject Tests

SAT IIs are subject tests that last one-hour and are usually multiple choice.  The purpose of these tests is to evaluate your knowledge in a particular academic area and your ability to apply that knowledge.  Some colleges may recommend or even require these tests.  The 20 available tests include:

 

English

 

Mathematics

 

              Languages

   

Literature

 

 

 * Math Level 1

 

  * Math Level 2

 

French

    Reading

French

   Reading w/

   Listening

 

* German

    Reading

German

   Reading w/

   Listening

 

Spanish

    Reading

Spanish

   Reading w/

   Listening

 

Modern

    Hebrew

    Reading

* Italian

   Reading

 

Latin

  Reading w/

  Listening

 

Korean

  Reading w/

  Listening

 

Japanese

  Reading w/

  Listening

 

* Chinese

  Reading w/

  Listening

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

Science

*U.S. History

 

*World

      History

 

 * Biology E/M

 

 * Chemistry

 

 * Physics

 

 

If you are taking coursework that prepares you for an AP or IB test (e.g. AP US History) and you plan to take a corresponding SAT II, be sure to take the appropriate test AS CLOSE TO THE the conclusion of your class as possible.  You will be more successful taking the test right after the completion of your class than if you attempt to remember the specific information months or years later. 

 

Advanced, challenging coursework can prepare you for both SAT II's and AP tests.  SAT II's may be recommended or even required for admission at some colleges.  AP tests may help you to earn college credits.  If you plan to take one of these tests, you should consider also taking the other.  See your counselor with questions.  

 

See also: 

SAT II Learning Center   

Test specific information