SAT and ACT
In-School PSAT/SAT Day
For SY 2023-24, In-School PSAT/SAT Day will be held on Wednesday, October 11. Students in grades 9-11 will take the PSAT, and students in grade 12 will take the SAT. For In-School PSAT/SAT Day, students are automatically registered, and the test is offered at no cost.
A few notes from the school counselors about this day:
- Take the test even if you plan on applying test-optional to colleges. Some scholarships still require test scores.
- The exam no longer includes the essay portion.
- Prepare by using the free SAT prep on Khan Academy or a traditional test prep book. Taking practice tests is a great way to prepart.
- On the night before the test, go to bed early. Plan on arriving at school earlier than usual.
- Bring materials for the test: 2-3 sharpened pencils with erasers; a drink and a snack (for breaks only); an approved calculator; and a watch (cannot be digital). Dress in layers for temperature variations.
- Students will not be excused from the testing room until the end of the test or else their scores will be cancelled. Students who have work, dual enrollment, or other obligations should make arrangements accordingly.
SAT (Saturday exams)
- For the SAT exams held on Saturdays at Jackson-Reed, students need to register and pay on the College Board website.
- Students applying to college need to send their SAT scores to colleges themselves through College Board.
- Khan Academy offers free SAT test prep in collaboration with College Board.
- Get information about requesting accommodations through College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), including deadlines for submitting requests.
- For the ACT exams held on Saturdays at Jackson-Reed, students need to register and pay on the ACT website.
- Students applying to college need to send their ACT scores to colleges themselves through ACT.
- Many colleges and universities are test-optional for students applying to enter Fall 2024. The most accurate information about a school’s testing requirements will be found on the school’s website.