Latin SAT Subject Test

The SAT Subject Test in Latin evaluates skills in Latin grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. A student with a strong background in the language—including at least two or three years of formal study in high school—might consider taking the Latin Subject Test.

Our Latin Program

Our approach to the Latin Subject Test is educational, emphasizing the content essential to success on this test—a mastery of grammatical rules and the exceptions to those rules. We develop a program tailored to each student's past and present academic coursework in Latin and the specific composition and translation skills measured by the Latin Subject Test.

At the outset of the program, tutors teach and review grammatical rules while establishing an individualized schedule for the study of vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. Through in-session and homework drills, tutors monitor their students' progress in vocabulary acquisition, in the application of grammatical rules, and in the development of concrete critical reading skills. Timed, full-length practice tests provide opportunities for exercising the knowledge and problem-solving skills emphasized during tutoring sessions.

Contact us to speak with a program consultant and schedule a diagnostic Latin Subject Test.

Section

Content

Number of Questions

Time

Part A

Grammar

70–75 Multiple Choice Questions

1 Hour

Part B

Latin Roots of English Words

Part C

Translation in context

Part D

Sentence Completion

Part E

Identification of Comparable Phrases

Part F

Reading Comprehension

 

How are SAT Subject Tests Scored?

  • All SAT Subject Test scores are scaled from 200 to 800.
  • A fraction of a point is deducted from the raw score for each incorrect answer.

When is the Latin Subject Test Taken?

The Latin test is given twice a year, in December and in June. Many of our students begin to prepare for this test several months in advance of the December test date of their junior year, with the possibility of retaking the test the following June.

Upcoming Latin Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 24, 2017

April 14, 2017

December 2, 2017

June 2, 2018



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