Fall SAT with Essay School Day Administration for Seniors Class of 2021
To view announcement made on August 14, 2020 click here.
The Spring SAT School Day Testing has been reschedule to the fall.
(two day accommodation)
|September 23||September 24-25|
|October 14||October 15-16|
|October 27 makeup testing only||October 26-27 makeup testing only|
Students will be assigned one of the testing dates above. Makeup dates are reserved for students that miss their scheduled date.
No registration is needed. All students in class of 2021 are automatically scheduled to take the SAT School Day exam.
Purpose of Exam
SAT School Day is a graduation requirement and school accountability exam.
Difference between SAT School Day and SAT National Testing
|SAT school Day||SAT National Testing|
Fees depend on registration date
Students may qualify for fee waivers
|College Reportable||College Reportable|
|Administer by home school||
Administer by College Board although we are a test site and student can choose to test at OPRF.
|No registration required||For details about registration visit College Board.|
What is covered in SAT School Day
- Reading Test (part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section): Reading passages and answer multiple choice questions based on the passages.
- Writing and Language Test (part of the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section): Grammar, vocabulary in context, and editing skills on mulipe choice questions.
- Math Test (divided into 2 portions: Math Test-Calculator and Math Test-No Calculator): Algebra I and II Arithmetic/Probability/Data Analysis Plane Geometry/Coordinate Geometry/Trigonometry
- Essay: Read a passage and analyze how the author builds an argument to persuade an audience. Students write an essay response.
What to bring on exam day
There are only a few things you really need to bring on test day, and a lot of things you'll be better off leaving at home. Be sure to bring:
- Face mask
- School ID
- Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
- An approved calculator
- Participation in College Planning Options Consent Form if students choose to fill out the Student Questionnaire on test day student must bring form filled out and signed by parent. If student opts out of this service student doesn't need to bring Participation in College Planning Options Consent Form on exam day.
Nice to Have
- A watch (without an audible alarm)
- Extra batteries and backup equipment—you’ll have to ask for permission to access them. They cannot be on your desk during the test.
- A drink or snacks (for your break)
What Not to Bring
- Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content (with the exception of CD players used for Language with Listening Subject Tests only)
- Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
- iPods or other MP3 players
- iPads or other tablet devices
- Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
- Any texting device
- Cameras or any other photographic equipment
- Separate timers of any type
- Protractors, compasses, rulers
- Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
- Pamphlets or papers of any kind
- Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
- Food or drinks (except for during breaks), unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.
Getting Ready for the SAT
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3 DECIDE WHERE TO SEND YOUR SCORES On or before test day, you can choose which colleges, universities, and/or scholarship programs to send your four free score reports. Be ready with your list. The SAT is accepted by all U.S. colleges. Learn more at sat.org/send-scores.
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