Spanish SAT Subject Test Tutoring

The SAT Subject Tests in Spanish evaluate skills in Spanish 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 a Spanish Subject Test.

Our Spanish Subject Test Tutoring Program

Our educational approach to the Spanish Subject Tests emphasizes key vocabulary and grammatical structures. Our tutors tailor the program to each student’s familiarity with Spanish. This course of study allows our students to improve their overall knowledge of Spanish in the process of mastering the requirements of the exam.

Meetings, in-session exercises, homework, and proctored, full-length practice tests all provide opportunities for the exercise and refinement of language skills. As the program progresses, tutors focus on the student's particular areas of difficulty, such as the indicative versus the subjunctive, the preterit versus the imperfect, pronouns, and prepositions.

Contact us to speak with a program consultant about your goals and schedule a diagnostic Spanish Subject Test. If you are unsure about whether to take the Spanish Subject Test with or without the listening component, we will help you make a decision based on diagnostic test scores, coursework, and time each student has spent in a Spanish-speaking environment.

Standard Spanish

Section

Content

Number of Questions

Time

Part A

Sentence Completion

Approximately 85 Multiple Choice Questions

1 Hour

Part B

Passage Completion

Part C

Reading Comprehension

 

Spanish with Listening

Listening Component

    

Section

Content

Number of Questions

Time

Part A

Picture Identification

30–35 Multiple Choice Questions

20 Minutes

Part B

Rejoinders

Part C

Selections

Reading Component

    

Section

Content

Number of Questions

Time

Part A

Contextual Vocabulary and Idioms

50–55 Multiple Choice Questions

40 Minutes

Part B

Paragraph Completion

Part C

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 are the Spanish Subject Tests Taken?

Two versions of the Spanish Subject Test are available: 

  • SAT Subject Test in Spanish, offered in October, December, May, June, and August. Starting in 2021, the Subject Test in Spanish will be offered in November instead of in May.
  • SAT Subject Test in Spanish with Listening, offered in November only. Starting in 2021, Language with Listening SAT Subject Tests will be offered in May instead of in November.

Upcoming Spanish Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

August 29, 2020

July 31, 2020

August 11, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

August 18, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

July 10, 2020

October 3, 2020

 

September 4, 2020

September 15, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

September 22, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 14, 2020

December 5, 2020

 

November 5, 2020

November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 16, 2020

June 5, 2021

 

May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 16, 2021

  

Upcoming Spanish with Listening Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines 

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Accommodations Request Deadline

November 7, 2020

October 7, 2020

October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 18, 2020

May 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 19, 2021

May 7, 2022

 

 

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