Achievement Tests - The name used for the subject specific tests of the Admissions Testing program prior to 1994, when they were renamed to SAT II: Subject Tests. These were again renamed in 2005 to SAT Subject Tests.
Admissions Testing Program - The old name, prior to the 1993/1994 academic year, for what is now the College Board's SAT Program.
ATP - See Admissions Testing Program.
College Board - More commonly used name for the College Entrance Examination Board.
College Entrance Examination Board - Non-profit association founded in 1900 whose mission is to facilitate the college admission process through standardized academic measurement programs. Among its best known programs are the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and the Advanced Placement Program (or AP).
CR - Acronym for the Critical Reading section of the SAT test starting with the New SAT (SAT Reasoning Test) in 2005.
Educational Testing Service - The Educational Testing Service administers and scores the SAT Reasoning Test, the SAT Subject Tests, as well as other tests.
Equating Section - Another name for the unscored section of the SAT.
ETS - See Educational Testing Service.
Grid-in - Another name for student-produced response questions. With these questions, a student must come up with an answer that they then write into a special grid. 10 questions of this type appear in the math section of the SAT Reasoning Test.
M - Acronym for the Math section of the SAT test.
Multiple Choice - A question type where the student selects and answer from several choices. The Majority of the questions on the SAT tests are multiple choice.
New SAT - A label given to indicate the major redesign of the SAT Program culminating with the introduction and delivery of the SAT Reasoning Test in March of 2005.
PSAT - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test first introduced in 1959. Became the PSAT/NMSQT in the 1970s.
PSAT/NMSQT - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This test is used as a qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.
SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test.
SAT I - With the 1993/1994 academic year the SAT test was renamed the SAT I: Reasoning Test. Many simply referred to it as the SAT I.
SAT I: Reasoning Test - In the 1993/1994 academic year the SAT test was renamed the SAT I: Reasoning Test.
SAT II: Subject Tests - In the 1993/1994 academic year the Achievement Tests were renamed SAT II: Subject Tests.
SAT Program - One of the major programs of the College Board. The SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests are part of the SAT Program.
SAT Reasoning Test - As of March of 2005, the name SAT I: Reasoning Test has been shortened to SAT Reasoning Test. This is also referred to as the "new SAT". Prior to 1994 this was simply called the SAT.
SAT Score - The SAT score consists of a score for each of the SAT sections. Prior to 2005, there was an SAT Verbal and an SAT Math score on a scale of 200 to 800. With the "New SAT", starting in March of 2005, there are now three scores, one each for SAT Writing, SAT Math, and SAT Critical reading. Each score is on the familiar 200 to 800 scale. There are also two sub scores for the SAT writing section, one for the multiple choice part of the section on a 20 to 80 scale, and one for the essay on a 2 to 12 scale.
Student Produced Response - An SAT question type found in the math section of the SAT. With these questions, a student must come up with an answer that they then write into a special grid. 10 questions of this type appear in the math section of the SAT Reasoning Test.
Subject Tests - The shortened name given to the SAT Subject Tests.
V - Acronym for the Verbal section of the SAT test from the old SAT I: Reasoning Test, prior to the New SAT in 2005, and the old SAT, prior to the 1993/1994 academic year.