Why The SAT?
The SAT is an admissions requirement at many colleges across the country. The SAT helps to:
- Open doors to college
- Connect students to scholarship opportunities
- Increase access to AP and college credit
- Plan for careers via Roadtrip Nation
Find out more about the New Version of the SAT!
Still have questions? Visit the SAT Website for answers to common FAQs.
What is SAT Test Day?
DCPS offers the PSAT and the SAT to students FREE of charge at their home school during the fall and the spring.
SY19-20 In-School Test Dates:
- 9-11 Grade - PSAT - October 16, 2019
- 12 Grade - SAT - October 16, 2019
- 11 Grade - SAT - March 4, 2020
Questions about SAT Test Day should be directed to your school's Test Center Supervisor.
How Do I Prepare for the SAT?
The College Board states that the best way to get ready for the SAT is to take challenging courses, study hard, and read and write in and outside of the classroom. Cramming and short-term prep can’t substitute for hard work in school. The PSAT/NMSQT® is one of the best ways to begin preparing for the SAT, because it covers the same subjects under timed conditions.
It is important for you to know your PSAT and SAT scores and do everything you can to increase them. To maximize your potential, utilize the Following College Board Approved SAT Preparation Tools:
- College Board’s Free Online Practice Tools
- Free test prep through the Khan Academy
- Practice SAT sample questions
Resources for Students and Test Coordinators:
- PSAT 8/9 Manual
- PSAT/NMSQT Supervisor Manual
- SAT School Day Manual
- SAT Supervisor Manual
- Accommodation Testing Manual
- PSAT/NMSQT Score Interpretation
- PSAT/NMSQT Score Interpretation Workshop