About the SAT The SAT, administered by The College Board, is a widely recognized college admission exam. The test measures knowledge in reading, writing and math. Most students take the test during their junior or senior years in high school. What%u2019s it like? The test consists of multiple choice questions; others require essay-type answers. Students who are preparing for it can answer sample questions by going to the SAT website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice. Here is a sample question from the critical-reading portion of the test, which requires the test-taker to complete the sentence. Read the sentence, then choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. Because King Philip's desire to make Spain the dominant power in sixteenth-century Europe ran counter to Queen Elizabeth's insistence on autonomy for England, ------- was -------. (A) reconciliation... assured (B) warfare...avoidable (C) ruination...impossible (D) conflict...inevitable (E) diplomacy...simple (Answer: D) Source: The College Board
Sarah Holland, a senior at Greenfield-Central High School, scored a perfect 800 on the critical-reading portion of the SAT. Like many students who have taken the test over the past several months, she hopes her scores will be good enough to win admission to the college of her choice. In her case, that might be Harvard, Yale, Brown or Penn. Tom Russo / Daily Reporter
GREENFIELD — A toddler reading a Harry Potter book?
Sarah Holland says she was not only reading the book designed for tweens and teens at age 2, but that she understood it. It’s no surprise then, that the Greenfield-Central High School senior scored a perfect 800 on the critical reading portion of the SAT.
Sarah is among the hundreds of local college-bound seniors who have taken the nation’s most widely used university entrance exam. Scores recently released to schools show local students not far from the average mark throughout a five-year trend.