PSAT & SAT Questions
 
Here are some common questions we’re hearing about SAT and PSAT testing dates for 2020. 

General SAT and PSAT questions:

Is October 14 a full day or a half day?
October 14 is a half day of school. Busses depart at 11:55 am.
 
If I finish testing early, can I leave?
No. Per testing guidelines, all students will be dismissed at 11:55 am.
 
Is October 29 a full or half day?
October 29 is a full day of school. 
 
If I am Cohort C (fully remote learner) student, but I am testing, can I take a bus to and from school?
Yes, you can. You would be picked up at your regular bus stop at the regular time.
 
What if I don’t plan to take the test?
If you do not attend school on the day of the test, you are expected to follow the schedule for remote learning.
 
Is there a fee for the PSAT or the SAT?
No. The tests are provided to students at no charge. 
 
Who should I speak to if I have questions?
Your school counselor is the best place to start. 
 

Specific questions regarding the SAT: 

Who is taking the SAT?
Students in grade 12 will take the SAT in school on October 14.
 
Are all 12th graders required to take the test?
No. Students who wish to take the test must register here. The test is optional. 
 
Can I still take the test if I’m a fully remote learner?
Yes. All fully remote learners (Cohort C) can take the test in school on October 14.
 
If I’m a senior and I choose not to take the test on October 14, what do I do?
You will be responsible for completing classroom assignments remotely.
 
What if I have questions?
Contact your school counselor for more information.
 

Specific questions regarding the PSAT: 

What grade level takes the PSAT?
The PSAT is offered to students in grade 11.
 
Is this test required?
It is strongly recommended for students to take this test as a practice opportunity. It is the only practice opportunity prior to the state-required SAT in the spring. The PSAT is also the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
Do I have to register to take the test?
No. Students are automatically registered. 
 
How do I know if I am scheduled to take the test on October 14 or October 29?
You will be notified via email of your assigned testing date.
 
Can I choose a testing date?
No. Students will be preassigned a testing date.
 
Can I still take the test if I’m a fully remote learner? 
Yes. All students are eligible to take the test, including our fully remote learners in Cohort C.