At a Glance for Educators

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SAT Subject Tests can help your students spotlight their academic strengths and get an edge in college admissions.

They’re hour-long tests based on high school course work. There are 20 tests offered in five subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science.

Get a detailed overview of the Subject Tests.

See the content, structure, recommended preparation, and more for each Subject Test.

Reflecting High School Teaching

SAT Subject Tests are created with input from high school teachers and reflect what's being taught in the classroom. Each hour-long test assesses content knowledge, interpretation, and problem-solving skills.

The latest College Board Curriculum Survey found that the knowledge and skills measured by SAT Subject Tests were taught in high school classrooms by:

  • 97% of English teachers
  • 80% of mathematics teachers
  • 82% of science teachers

Download or Order Teacher's Guides

Learn how to best advise and prepare your students for the SAT Subject Tests with these free teacher's guides. They include in-depth information about what's covered on the SAT Subject Tests, sample questions with answer explanations, and tips from other teachers for guiding your students.

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Teacher’s Guide to the SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics

Includes in-depth information about what's covered on the Mathematics Level 1 and Mathematics Level 2 tests, sample questions with answer explanations, and tips from other teachers.

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Teacher’s Guide to the SAT Subject Tests in Science

Includes in-depth information about what's covered on the Biology E/M, Chemistry, and Physics tests, sample questions with answer explanations, and tips from other teachers.

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