115: SAT Exam Given for First Time

On June 23, 1926, the first SAT exam was given by the College Board.

Here are a few things you may not have known about the American college entrance exam.

First: SAT was an acronym for Scholastic Aptitude Test until 1990 when it was changed to Scholastic Assessment Test. In 1997, the College Board announced that the letters SAT no longer stand for anything.

Second: In 1926, test-takers were expected to answer 315 questions in 90 minutes. Currently the test consists of three sections taken over the course of three hours and 20 minutes.

Third: The test will revert to its 1600-point scale starting in 2016, after 10 years on a 2400-point scale.

Our question: What is the name of the SAT’s main competitor?

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