True. If you are taking a course in 9th or 10th grade that has a corresponding Subject Test, you should prepare for and sit for that Subject Test at the end of the school year. Many 9th graders are ready to take the Biology Subject Test, and if you plan to take AP ® Biology in 11th grade, you can retake the test then if needed, since colleges will only use your highest score. Some 10th graders opt to take the World History Subject Test, while others who are in honors Algebra II or Trigonometry courses choose to go for Math Level 1 or 2.
The new SAT is based on a 1600-point scale, with two sections— Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing —scored between 200 and 800, and the optional essay evaluated separately. There is no penalty for wrong answers, so your raw score is the sum of the number of questions you answer correctly. Raw scores are converted to scaled scores, which are used to determine percentile ranks. The percentile indicates how well you did compared to other test takers. For example, if you score in the 72nd percentile, you did better than 72% of test takers.