SAT

Globally recognised college administration test

SAT

Learning & Testing Services is appointed by Educational Testing Services (ETS) as the SAT Service Provider for SAT® Program Testing in Kenya.

What is SAT?

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of Reading, Writing and Math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms and focuses on what you need to know to be successful in college or university. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

Each year millions of students across the world take the SAT at more than 7,000 testing test centers in more than 180 countries.

The SAT is created, administered and scored by College Board.

Learning & Testing Services (LTS) of East Africa represents College Board in Africa and is the ONLY authorized SAT Service Provider in Kenya. We administer the SAT tests on behalf of College Board.

What does the SAT test?

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.

  • Evidence-Based Reading & Writing.
  • Math – the SAT tests the math that students need no matter what major or career they choose.
  • The SAT tests student’s reasoning based on knowledge and skills developed through their coursework.
  • It measures your ability to analyze and solve problems by applying what you have learned in school.
 
 SAT
Total3 Hours
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Reading (52 Multiple Choice Questions) – 65 Minutes

– Literature/Fiction
– Great Global Conversations
– Science Paired Passage
– Science Passage with Chart or Graph

Writing and Language (44 Multiple Choice Questions) – 35 Minutes

– Careers
– History/Social Studies
– Humanities
– Science

NB: 1-2 Passages will contain a chart/graph
MathSAT Math (Total 58 Questions) – 80 Minutes

Math with Calculator (38 Questions) – 55 Minutes
– Algebra
– Problem Solving & Data Analysis
– Geometry
– Trigonometry
– Other Topics

Math with No Calculator (20 Questions) – 25 Minutes
– Algebra
– Passport to Advanced Math
– Other Topics

NB: Expect to see charts & graphs in this section too!
Essay (Optional)1 Task – 50 Minutes
Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text.

Why should I take the SAT?

  • University/College admissions – If you’re applying to college/university, you will most certainly need to submit your SAT scores.
  • In addition to the SAT being a requirement, colleges and universities receive thousands of applications every year. The SAT scores allow them to narrow down the playing field and make decisions on acceptance.
  • This also makes your SAT score extremely important. Colleges/universities receiving over 50,000 applications don’t have the time to read every document, transcript or essay. A low score score may automatically work against you.
  •  Awarding scholarships or financial aid – Some schools guarantee scholarships based on qualifying SAT scores.
  • Students seeking to apply to specialized academic or athletic programs must take the SAT.
  • Freshman course placement decisions – some colleges/universities use the SAT to place students into higher level-courses. 

When can I take the SAT ?

The SAT is offered 5 times a year in Kenya – March, May,  August, October and December.

Where are the SAT testing centers located in Kenya?

The SAT is a paper-based test. 

You can sit for the test in any of these SAT test centers subject to seat availability.

  1. Brookhouse School – Off Magadi Road, Lang’ata, Nairobi.
  2. West Nairobi School – 18 Miotoni Lane, Karen, Nairobi.
  3. Rift Valley Academy – 1 Hurlburt Road, Kijabe, Nairobi.
  4. Rosslyn Academy – Magnolia Close, Off U.N. AVE, Gigiri, Nairobi.
  5. International School of Kenya – Kirawa Road, End of Peponi Road, Nairobi.
  6. Oshwal Academy – Wambugu Road, Off Limuru Road, Parklands, Nairobi.
  7. Aga Khan Academy – Mbuyuni Road, Kizingo, Likoni, Mombasa.
  8. Eldoret Polytechnic – Kisumu Road, Eldoret.

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