Aragon administers the PSATs to all 10th and 11th graders in October of each year. The test is free for students/families and therefore, registration is not required.
SAT vs. ACT
SAT Reasoning Test
There are three parts to this test - Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and Essay. The scoring ranges from 200-800, and 2 to 8 on each of three dimensions for Essay. The highest score available is 1600. The Essay score is reported separately. Read more about the SAT, including sample questions.
The ACT is accepted at almost all colleges and universities as an alternative to the SAT Reasoning Test. The ACT incorporates an optional 40-minute writing component. Maximum possible composite score is 36. Learn more about the ACT.
SAT Subject Tests
Each Subject Test is approximately 1 hour long and measures your knowledge and abilities in a specific area of the curriculum. If required by a college to which you plan to apply, take SAT Subject Tests in June at the end of the related class. You can take up to three tests on one date. Some UCs ask for subject tests, check specific UC requirements.
Subject Test are offered in: Biology Ecological or Biology Molecular, Chemistry, Literature, Mathematics Level 1 (not accepted by UCs) or Level 2, Physics, U.S. History, World History, and World Languages. For World Languages there is a Reading only test for French, German, Italian, Latin, Modern Hebrew, and Spanish; and there is a test with Listening given in November only for Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. (Note: not all languages are given at each test date). Learn more.
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