Students have the option of taking the SAT or the ACT at state expense. The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges and universities in their admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board. It has two sections, Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing, that are each scored on a scale of 200 to 800. The total score is the sum of the two section scores. Additionally, the SAT has established a benchmark score for both sections that represents the level of achievement required for students to have a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in a corresponding credit-bearing, first-year college course. How important SAT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school. Students may take the SAT additional times at their own expense. For more information, visit the College Board. A redesigned test was initiated in March 2016. Results of the new SAT are not comparable to previous years.