The College Board has posted SAT testing updates on their website. Please be aware of the following regarding these updates:
- Regarding the STATE SAT that was cancelled last April—
- The State has approved a replacement SAT with Essay to be administered on April 13th.
- This test is a graduation requirement.
- College Admission Requirements—TEST OPTIONAL
- There are currently over 1200 colleges and universities that are making the standardized test an optional component for admission.
- A list of the colleges and universities is available here: https://fairtest.org/university/optional
- Regarding the STATE SAT that was cancelled last April—
- All SAT tests are subject to cancellation/change due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How do I register for future SAT tests?
- Register to take the SAT at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register.
- When are the next SAT test dates?
- August 29, 2020
- September 26, 2020
- October 3, 2020
- November 7, 2020 (this test is hosted at LTHS)
- December 5, 2020
- March 13, 2021
- May 8, 2021
- June 5, 2021
- Where can I find more information about the National SAT tests?
- Click on this link for more information: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
The SAT test:
- The test focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education.
- It measures:
- What you learn in high school
- What you need to succeed in college
- According to the College Board website, the SAT Test and the SAT Subject Tests “help students navigate their path through high school toward college and career, and offers a range of unique benefits to students”. (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/about/benefits)
- The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges, and the College Board has programs to encourage all students to take advantage of higher education.
Who takes the SAT?11th and 12th grade studentsIs the SAT test optional or required?The SAT test is optional; however, college-bound students may need to take it as an admission requirement for most colleges and universities.What areas does the SAT Test cover?The content of the test is as follows:
- Reading Test (part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section): reading passages and answer multiple choice questions based on the passages. The Reading Test always includes:
- One passage from a classic or contemporary work of U.S. or world literature.
- One passage or a pair of passages from either a U.S. founding document or a text in the great global conversation they inspired. The U.S. Constitution or a speech by Nelson Mandela, for example.
- A selection about economics, psychology, sociology, or some other social science.
- Two science passages (or one passage and one passage pair) that examine foundational concepts and developments
- Writing and Language Test (part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section): read, find mistakes and weaknesses, and fix them. Questions are multiple choice and based on passages.
- Math Test (divided into 2 portions: Math Test-Calculator and Math Test-No Calculator): The Math test focuses on 3 areas of math that play a role in a range of college majors and careers:
- Heart of Algebra, which focuses on the mastery of linear equations and systems.
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis, which is about being quantitatively literate.
- Passport to Advanced Math, which features questions that require the manipulation of complex equations.
- The Math Test also includes geometry and trigonometry questions that are relevant to college and career readiness.
- SAT Essay (optional): Uses reading, analysis and writing skills. Students will read a passage, explain how the author builds an argument to persuade an audience, and support the explanation with evidence from the passage.
TEST DATE AND REGISTRATION
2020-2021 SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates and Registration Deadlines:
Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Fee Required August 29, 2020 July 31, 2020 August 18, 2020 September 26, 2020** August 26, 2020 September 15. 2020 October 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 September 22, 2020 November 7, 2020** October 7, 2020 October 27, 2020 December 5, 2020 November 5, 2020 November 24, 2020 March 13, 2021** February 12, 2021 March 2, 2021 May 8, 2021** April 8, 2021 April 27, 2021 June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021 May 26, 2021**SAT Tests administered at LTHS.How do I register for the SAT Test?
Students can test on a future SAT test date by using their online account or calling College Board to request a new date. http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/registration-changes The change fee is $30.00 (to change test type, center or date).
- Students must sign-up online through the SAT website (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register). Under very specific circumstances only, a student can register by mail (http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/how-to-register).
- The SAT (NO essay) registration fee is $52.00.
- The SAT with Essay registration fee is $68.00.
- The late registration fee is $30.00 in addition to the test registration fee.
- Students must upload a photo as part of their online registration. (http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/photo-requirements).
- "Waitlist" testing is available if you miss the LATE deadline to register for a test date. The waitlist testing fee is $53.00 in addition to the test fee for your test option and is charged only if you are admitted to the test center on test day.
TEST DAY INSTRUCTIONS
Test Location:The SAT test will be administered at LTHS North Campus. Students should enter through the Clock Tower entrance and proceed to the lobby outside of the Reber Center by 7:45 a.m. From there, students will be directed to a testing room.What should I bring on test day?Students need to bring their photo ID, their SAT Admission Ticket, #2 non-mechanical pencils, an eraser, and a College Board approved calculator. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE TEST WITHOUT THEIR ADMISSION TICKET AND PHOTO ID.Can I bring a snack?Students will have several short breaks during which a snack can be eaten. Snacks must be stored at the back of the testing room. Please do not bring a water bottle to the test. There are water fountains available.Can I bring my cell phone?Students may bring a cell phone, however, the phone MUST BE POWERED COMPLETELY OFF DURING TESTING. If a cell phone is activated during testing, the student’s test will be voided.
SCORE REPORTING INFORMATION
How do I receive my SAT Test scores?Students’ scores are available for online viewing on the student’s SAT account 5 weeks after the test. If a student would also like a paper score report, it must be requested when they register. http://sat.collegeboard.org/scoresFor additional information regarding the SAT test, please visit the College Board website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.