In Minnesota, about 3 percent of seniors take the SAT. The ACT test is the most commonly taken test in Minnesota. Typical Minnesota SAT test takers are considering application to selective colleges and national scholarship programs and are predominately in the top 20 percent of their high school graduating class.
The SAT is administered by the College Board. The SAT test helps colleges determine how well students are prepared for college. Colleges use the SAT scores for student admissions, advising, and placement. Some colleges require incoming freshmen to submit SAT scores rather than ACT, while some accept either test.
The SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT (grades 12 and 11), PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 (grades 11 and 10), and PSAT 8/9 (grades 9 and 8) — measures a student’s college and career readiness. Together, these assessments provide a comprehensive solution that systematically and progressively measures the knowledge, skills, and understandings essential for success in college and career.