The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Reasoning Test or SAT I is a tool used to measure critical reasoning skills necessary for academic success in college. The SAT is 3 hours and 45 minutes and is made up of three sections:

  • Critical reading, which has sentence completion and passage-based questions
  • Math, which is based on Algebra and Geometry
  • Writing, which has multiple choice questions and a 25-minute essay which the student writes as a response to a designated topic

Registration booklets and practice tests are available in the Guidance Office. Online registration is also available at This College Board website provides valuable testing information for students and parents on how to prepare for the SAT, sample questions, test tips, and score interpretation. When registering for the SAT I or SAT II, students should put in the Benedictine High School Code Number – 471-840 – so that a copy of the test results may be placed in the student’s permanent record file.


Test Dates and related deadlines for SAT 2008-2009


October 4, 2008 SAT & Subject Tests September 9, 2008 September 16, 2008
November 1, 2008 SAT & Subject Tests September 26, 2008 October 10, 2008
December 6, 2008 SAT & Subject Tests November 5, 2008 November 18, 2008
January 24, 2009 SAT & Subject Tests December 26, 2008 January 6, 2009
March 14, 2009 SAT ONLY February 10, 2009 Feb 24, 2009
May 2, 2009 SAT & Subject Tests March 31, 2009 April 9, 2009
June 6, 2009 SAT & Subject Tests May 5, 2009 May 15, 2009


SAT II    

Many but not all colleges require SAT II tests. Consult the college’s website or catalog to determine if taking the SAT II tests is a requirement for the college. Many colleges use SAT II subject tests in conjunction with the high school record, scores from the SAT I, teacher recommendations, etc to determine how well prepared a student is for different academic programs. The tests are one-hour multiple-choice tests designed to measure how much a student knows about a particular subject. Subject tests are given in five areas: English, history, math, science, and languages. A student can take up to three tests on a single test day. SAT I and SAT II may not be taken on the same day. Consult the SAT SUBJECT TESTS PREPARATION BOOKLET in the Guidance Office of go to for details of the tests offered.

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