SSM-FC is a SAT test center from 31st Aug 2019

"Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”

- Albert Einstein

The SAT is a widely used standardized college admissions test in the USA. The examination is used by colleges to assess a student’s readiness for tertiary education. The SAT measures reading comprehension, computational ability and clarity of expression. The SAT scores are then reviewed by university admission committees who also consider high school GPA, letters of recommendation, personal essays and other supporting documents.

Here are some reasons why the SAT is important:

1. Improves chances of gaining admission to a preferred school

Most universities are interested in promising grade point averages and entrance exams. Obtaining strong scores put applicants at a better position in qualifying for acceptance. Doing well for the SAT gives students more options that suit their preferred course of study. In addition, they may also qualify for schools that are less taxing on finances.

2. Universally accepted test

While students are able to apply using transfer credits and similar certifications, such as GED, HiSET, TASC and O Levels, the SAT remains a requirement for many universities. This is an indication that the SAT is universally recognized where every applicant is measured based on academic performance using a standardized benchmark.

3. Build skills over time

The SAT Suite of Assessments is an integrated system that supports student learning by connecting them to opportunities and resources. In preparation for the SAT tests, the system is able to provide consistent feedback on various assessments to guide students and assist educators in aligning subject content according to a student’s learning pace. Over time, study and examination skills will improve. This helps to build confidence and shape students into competent young adults. Mastering the skills needed to manage entrance exams is a stepping-stone for individuals to yield more opportunities in college and beyond.

4. Connects students to scholarship opportunities

The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT, is a practice assessment for the actual exam. Students are allowed to register for it once a year, with most taking it during the 10th or 11th grade. The highest performers are given the opportunity to qualify for a National Merit Scholarship under the College Board Recognition Program. This is an opportunity exclusive to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

In addition, any student taking the PSAT is given the option to submit their name and information to the Student Search Service to look up colleges and identify scholarship opportunities.

At Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, we believe in providing the best education to students. Our team of international educators are equipped with a wealth of experience and dedicated to imparting their skills and knowledge to the next generation. Following an American-based curriculum, the lessons are specially designed to encourage collaborative and independent studies to support the students’ learning journey. Students are well guided and well prepared for the SAT test. Programs such as ScholarShift, are also introduced to prepare students for self-directed learning and application skills that will be useful in college and beyond.

In addition, SSM-FC has been an official SAT Testing Center since 2019. With this arrangement, our students are able to take their SAT tests in a familiar and comfortable environment that can contribute a positive impact on exam results.