The SATA measures scholastic competence using nine subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Nonverbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Math Calculation, Math Application, Writing Mechanics, and Writing Composition. Subtest raw scores are converted to estimated grade equivalents, standard scores (M=10, SD=3), and percentiles. Several composite scores are also generated.
The SATA’s aptitude and achievement components can provide an aptitude-achievement discrepancy analysis needed for LD placement. The SATA was normed on 1,005 persons residing in 17 states, and the sample is representative of the nation as a whole with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, urban/rural residence, and geographic region. The SATA is technically sound, with reliabilities generally in the .80s and .90s.