SAT10 – FAQ’s

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Is the SAT10 offered online?

The SAT10 is available in print for grades K-12 and online for grades 3-12.

Does the SAT10 offer different tests?

The SAT10 offers three distinct batteries of tests: Complete, Basic, and Abbreviated. Students can choose the most appropriate one according to their needs, providing flexibility in their test selection.

Complete Battery:

  • Administers all subtests.
  • Takes approximately 4.5 – 5.5 hours for administration.
  • Applicable for levels SESAT to TASK3.
  • Includes the Lexile measurement for reading.

Basic Battery:

  • Administers all subtests except Science and Social Studies.
  • Tailored for a streamlined testing experience.
  • Suitable for various levels.

Abbreviated Battery:

  • Administers fewer questions per subtest.
  • Designed for levels Primary 1 to TASK3.
  • Takes approximately 2.75 – 3.5 hours for administration.
  • Does not include the Lexile measurement for reading.

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Can anyone administer the SAT10?

The SAT10 must be administered by a person who holds a 4-year college degree.

How many levels does the SAT10 have?

The SAT10 comprises 13 Battery Levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Starting with the SESAT Level (Stanford Early School Achievement Test), which consists of two levels designed for children in Kindergarten to the first half of Grade 1. Moving forward, there are eight levels (Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced) that measure learning outcomes from the second half of Grade 1 to the end of Grade 8. Lastly, the last three levels, known as TASK (Stanford Test of Academic Skills), assess skills for students in Grades 9-12.

Is the SAT10 timed or untimed?

The SAT10 is designed as an untimed test, offering students the freedom to work at their own pace. This approach has several advantages. Firstly, it reduces test anxiety since there’s no pressure to rush through the questions. Secondly, it encourages children to thoroughly consider and complete each question without feeling rushed. This flexible timing approach promotes a more relaxed testing environment, which can lead to more accurate and thoughtful responses from students.

Does the SAT10 have to be completed all in one sitting?

Certainly not. Moreover, the SAT10 offers students the flexibility to proceed at their own pace, allowing them to complete the test over several days if necessary. This approach has several advantages. Firstly, it reduces the pressure of finishing the entire test in a single sitting, which can be particularly beneficial for students who may feel overwhelmed by time constraints. Secondly, it accommodates students with varying attention spans and energy levels, enabling them to maintain focus and perform at their best throughout the testing period. This flexibility ensures that the SAT10 caters to a wide range of student needs and preferences, ultimately promoting a more comfortable and conducive testing experience.

How are the print materials used by the examinee?

This question is particularly relevant when considering the various grade levels within the SAT10.

In the early grades, which include SESAT 1 – Primary 3, we encourage children to answer all questions directly within the test booklets by writing inside them. This approach is beneficial as it provides a convenient and straightforward method for young learners to complete the test, eliminating the need for additional answer sheets or materials.

In contrast, for the later grades, spanning from Intermediate 1 to TASK 3, the test booklets take a different form; they are reusable. In these cases, we instruct students not to write directly in the test booklet. Instead, they must record all their answers on a scantron bubble sheet. This transition to a reusable format helps ensure the integrity and reusability of the test materials, and it encourages students to be precise and careful when marking their responses. These variations in print material usage reflect the SAT10’s adaptability to different grade levels and its commitment to maintaining testing standards

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