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manson_rules

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Message Posted On Saturday, May 13th 2006 at 9:17 am
On Saturday, May 13th 2006 9:09 am, Spongeyfan wrote:
On Saturday, May 13th 2006 8:14 am, manson_rules wrote:
On Saturday, May 13th 2006 6:11 am, Spongeyfan wrote:
On Friday, May 12th 2006 12:30 pm, manson_rules wrote:
On Friday, May 12th 2006 9:05 am, Spongeyfan wrote:
On Friday, May 12th 2006 5:26 am, manson_rules wrote:
Sats in the UK are National Tests which are taken at the end of Key Stage 1(Years 1 to 2 (5-7 years old)), Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6 (7-11 years old)) and Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9 (11-14 years old)). They are tests which test what the pupil has learned over the Key Stage and give the school information so that they can predict what you will get in later Sats and also what you will get in your GCSE's. The ones at Key Stage 3 also helps the school to put you into classes for you GCSE topics and helps them to decide what level GCSE you will take (Foundation, Intermediate or Higher).
And I'll look on internet to try to find a definition for American ones.

Yeah were having them at my school as well.


Good luck, especially on your Shakespeare section, I hated mine

Um i don't do SATS but some people in my school do.


O right, i thought yo meant that you were doing yours, when are you doing them or have you already had them.

I have'nt had them and i probably never will.


Why not, schools need to give them to all students so that they can make league tables and so that they can estimate your grade at GCSE
Hypercrab

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Message Posted On Saturday, May 13th 2006 at 9:52 am
I haven't taken it yet, I'm a sophomore. They've been preparing us for next year with practice SATs.
muziek1089

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Message Posted On Saturday, May 13th 2006 at 10:46 pm
I actually look forward to these tests. My students are all extremely...uhh, how you say...stupid, and my grades have gone down to average. These tests will prove that I'm not the idiot my teachers make me look like.
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Message Posted On Sunday, May 14th 2006 at 12:45 am
as i said, to be lighter on the eyes, try to omit SOME of the quotes when quoting.
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Message Posted On Sunday, May 14th 2006 at 1:36 pm
On Friday, May 12th 2006 5:10 am, Gus wrote:
What exactly are they anyway?



I've always considered it to be a 3 hour long nervous breakdown. I loved taking the yearly state tests while I was still in grade/high school, but I hated taking the SATs.
mgreen789

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Message Posted On Sunday, May 14th 2006 at 3:48 pm
just to clearify about the SATs:

1- starting last year they expanded it from two parts (math and verbal) to three parts (math, english, and writing).

2- The score is now out of 2400 (though, most colleges only count the math and english since they are waiting a few years to get a better account of how to judge the writing score, with includes a written essay)

3- The ACT is another test which less people take across the nation, which does have more higher level questions, especially in math, and less time is given per question, but, there is NO penalty for guessing. It is almost impossible to get a perfect score on this test. The ACT has 4 sections (math, science, reading, and writing). Last year the ACT also expanded to include an optional essay score - which is included in the writing part along with grammar questions. Each section you are given a score out of 36, with a score of 19 being average and any score above 28 being outstanding. I received a 34 in math, 34 in science, 32 in reading, and 21 in writing. Don't ask, I must of did bad on the grammar because i got a decent score on my essay. The overall score is the rounded average of the 4 subscores (I got a 30).

4- On the SATs I got a 620 in English, 800 in math (PERFECT SCORE!!!!), and 630 in the new writing section (9/12 on the essay, which is pretty good) when I took it may 2005.
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Message Posted On Sunday, May 14th 2006 at 3:52 pm
On Sunday, May 14th 2006 1:36 pm, xGowronx wrote:
On Friday, May 12th 2006 5:10 am, Gus wrote:
What exactly are they anyway?



I've always considered it to be a 3 hour long nervous breakdown. I loved taking the yearly state tests while I was still in grade/high school, but I hated taking the SATs.


3 hours? now it is 5 hours or so.

each state has its own standardized tests, and some are making it mandatory to pass to graduate or to move up to the next grade. here in florida it is the FCAT.

and talking about the SATs... the college board (the company who makes the SAT) is also in charge of the AP test (advanced placement).

The AP test are given across the world in high schools to students to take in different subjects (chemistry, biology, us history, physics, calculus, english language, english literature, etc.) and depending on how well they do, the more college credit they get (depending on their choice of university).

These were recently given the first two weeks of May (ending this past friday). Each test is up to 4 hours long and some people take 7 in a 5 day span. I only took 2 this year, along with three last year. They all have long multiple choice tests then free responce proofs/essays depending on the subject. This is college material as when kids take APs classes, they are really taking a college course.

... and as I learned last year, they love to have the Advanced Placement tests, SATs, and our yearly finals on the same week, not that was crazy. Three 3-4 hour long AP tests, the 5 hour SATs, and 3 finals within 8 days.

...and i'm not even going to go into the SAT IIs, or now called the SAT reasoning tests.
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Message Posted On Sunday, May 14th 2006 at 6:51 pm
In America, you can be from 7th grade and up to take the SAT. And you can take it as many times as you want. You have to pay $40 to take it. Americans need to take the SAT or the ACT to get into the college they want to get into. The SAT has three parts: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. For the writing, you are required to write three 20 minute essays with the prompts they give you. With the math, well, it's math obviously. With critical reading, you read and answer questions for reading passages, and do sentence completion problems. I'm taking my SAT on June 3rd. I'm planning on going to State (North Carolina). They have a veterinary program there, and I want to be a veterinarian. State isn't very far from me. Maybe about 2-3 hours or so.
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Message Posted On Monday, May 15th 2006 at 2:29 pm
On Sunday, May 14th 2006 6:51 pm, Melody wrote:
In America, you can be from 7th grade and up to take the SAT. And you can take it as many times as you want. You have to pay $40 to take it. Americans need to take the SAT or the ACT to get into the college they want to get into. The SAT has three parts: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. For the writing, you are required to write three 20 minute essays with the prompts they give you. With the math, well, it's math obviously. With critical reading, you read and answer questions for reading passages, and do sentence completion problems. I'm taking my SAT on June 3rd. I'm planning on going to State (North Carolina). They have a veterinary program there, and I want to be a veterinarian. State isn't very far from me. Maybe about 2-3 hours or so.


Good luck on the test!

actually its only 1 essay, and i know that you get more than 20 minutes. The AP Exams are the ones with multiple essays.

"Test Order: The 25-minute essay will always be the first section of the SAT, and the 10-minute multiple-choice writing section will always be the final section. The remaining six 25-minute sections can appear in any order, as can the two 20-minute sections."
Melody

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Message Posted On Monday, May 15th 2006 at 5:53 pm
For some reason I was thinking it was three. Hmm, maybe I was thinking of the AP English test we have here because my Honors English III teacher was talking to our class about it. I tend to get things mixed around sometimes.
General_Sherman

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Message Posted On Tuesday, May 16th 2006 at 12:10 pm
OMG, SATS, I remember these. I hates them, as I did with all exams. Although i did ususally do well in them.
SailorYue

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Message Posted On Tuesday, May 16th 2006 at 4:27 pm
i lost a friend the last time i took my SATs. i saw my first best friend at the school, and when i tried to talk to her she acted like she didnt even know me. sure we hadden seen eachother since the 8th grade, but she still wouldnt try to reember me and my other best friend

i remember when i took the SATs as soon as i got home i crashed. i slept for an hour after that. ;
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