What is the SAT?
The SAT is a three-hour test created by The College Board
, typically offered on specific Saturday’s during the school year. Most colleges and universities use the test to make admissions decisions.
What is SAT School Day?
SAT school day means that all 11th grade students in NYC public schools can take the SAT at their school during a regular school day. This is made possible through an agreement between the NYC DOE and The College Board
When is SAT School Day?
This year, SAT School Day will take place on March 21, 2018. Since this is a regular school day, all students will attend school until the normal dismissal time. If a student misses the test on March 21st they can make it up on Saturday June 2, 2018. Please contact your school’s SAT School Day Coordinator for more information.
How much money does it cost take the exam?
Taking the test on SAT School Day is free to all 11th grade students. If a student takes the exam on a regular Saturday administration, the cost is $46. Fee waivers are available to low-income students. Contact your school counselor for more information.
How is SAT School Day exam different from the regular SAT?
No difference. The SAT School day exam is the same exam as the one traditionally offered on Saturdays. What is the best way for my student to prepare for SAT School Day? Doing well in class is the best preparation for the SAT. As test day approaches, students should be sure to create both a College Board
and Khan Academy
account to use the free resources and online practice. On average, students can increase their SAT score 115 points
with 20 hours of Khan Academy practice.
How is the SAT scored?
The SAT is scored on a 400- to 1600-point scale. The evidence-based reading and writing section and the math section will each be scored on a 200- to 800-point scale. For information on interpreting your SAT score, see the College Board’s website
Will colleges accept SAT School Day scores?
Yes, the exam is the exact same test given. Students can send SAT School Day score to colleges by logging into their College Board account.
Is there a cost to send SAT scores to colleges?
You can send four free score reports every time you register for the SAT. This includes SAT School Day. Consult with school counselor if you have questions about sending your scores to colleges.
How many times should my student take the SAT?
We recommend students should take the SAT at least twice. Colleges will review the highest test scores in each section across test dates.
What is a good SAT score? What type of scores are colleges looking for?
This varies because the SAT score is only one part of a college application. When colleges review applications, they consider standardized tests scores such as the SAT, class rank, grades, rigor of classes, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendations assess the student’s readiness to succeed at their college. Some colleges look at standardized test scores such as SAT as an indicator of academic readiness. To see what scores local colleges consider, visit the CUNY
What if my student needs testing accommodations?
Unlike other City and State tests, College Board oversees all policies concerning the administration of PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams. If you are seeking testing accommodation for your child, complete this form
and submit to your child’s school counselor as early at 9th grade. School counselor will submit to College Board for approval. To learn more about College Board accommodations process, please see this website.
What accommodations are available for English learners?
College Board provides the following supports for English learners taking SAT exam on SAT School Day: testing instructions in their native language and approved word-to-word bilingual glossaries. The goal of the supports is to help ensure that the SAT scores accurately reflect what students are learning in school. Please note: students taking exams on a Saturday will not receive these supports.
What if my child doesn’t plan to attend college, should they still participate in SAT School Day?
Yes, it is in the student’s best interest. The score is archived. Even if a student is not planning to enroll in college right after high school, the scores will be available. For additional information about requesting old scores, visit The College Board website
For Counselors and School Staff
School staff will be working with juniors to prepare for SAT exam. School staff can review planning resources on WeTeach