SAT Information

  • FOR 2021-22:

    • All National SAT tests are subject to cancellation/change due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • How do I register for future SAT tests?
    • When are the next SAT test dates?
      • August 28, 2021
      • October 2, 2021
      • November 6, 2021 
      • December 3, 2021
      • March 12, 2022
      • May 7, 2022
      • June 4, 2022
    • Where can I find more information about the National SAT tests?

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The National 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 National SAT?

    11th and 12th grade students
     
    Is the National 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 National 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.

TEST DATE AND REGISTRATION

  • 2021-2022 National SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines:

     Test Dates  Registration Deadline  Late Fee Required
     August 28, 2021** July 30, 2021 August 17, 2021
     October 2, 2021                          September 3, 2021 September 21, 2021
     November 6, 2021** October 8, 2021 October 26, 2021
     December 4, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 23, 2021
     March 12, 2022**   February 11, 2022 March 1, 2022
     May 7, 2022**        April 8, 2022 April 26, 2022
     June 4, 2022 May 5, 2022 May 25, 2022
    **SAT Tests administered at LTHS.
     
    How do I register for the National SAT Test?
    What do I do if I missed the National 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 $25.00 (to change test type, center or date).
     

TEST DAY INSTRUCTIONS

  • Test Location:
    KCC
  •  
    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 and water bottles must be stored at the back of the testing room. 
     
    Can I bring my cell phone? 
    Students may bring a cell phone, however, the phone MUST BE POWERED COMPLETELY OFF DURING TESTING AND BREAKS. In addition, all wearable technology MUST ALSO BE COMPLETELY POWERED OFF DURING TESTING AND BREAKS. If a cell phone or wearable technology is activated during testing, the student’s test will be voided.
     

SCORE REPORTING INFORMATION

  • How do I receive my National 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/scores
     
     
     
    For additional information regarding the SAT test, please visit the College Board website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.