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ALL JUNIORS WILL BE TAKING THE SAT ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019 AT WSHS. Students do not have to register or pay for this exam.  It is a part of the Maine Department of Education high school assessment requirements for all Maine public high schools.

WHAT IS THE SAT?
The SAT is an assessment used by many, but not all, 4-year colleges as a part of the admission process.  Next year, in 2018-19, Maine Community Colleges will also be using SAT or PSAT scores as a part of the admission process as well.  The sections included in the exam are:

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
Math
Essay (optional but will be a part of the April 10 exam)

HOW IS THE SAT SCORED?

Evidence Based Reading and Writing:  200-800
Math:  200-800
Essay:  3 scores ranging from 2-8

Some helpful links on the SAT:

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SAT?
Every student who took the PSAT as a sophomore or junior has access to an individualized study plan. In order to access this study plan, students must login to their College Board accounts, and give permission to link their College Board Account to Khan Academy.  Then, all of their PSAT information will be uploaded and Khan will develop an individualized, tailored study plan.  Students can sort questions, learn what skills they have already mastered and what areas to work on, and how to use their time to prepare for the SAT.

HELPFUL LINKS TO PRACTICE FOR SAT:

Let's Get Ready is offering its second session, beginning in February. This is a free SAT prep class, held at Colby College. For more information, check this link or stop in Guidance for registration materials.


HOW TO REGISTER FOR A DIFFERENT SAT THIS SPRING OR NEXT YEAR
For all other SAT registrations OTHER THAN APRIL 9, 2019, students must register by using their College Board account. They will need to select a test date, upload an appropriate photo ID, and have access to a debit or credit card to pay for the SAT. Students who receive free/reduced lunch should inquire in the Guidance Office about a fee waiver. Pay special attention to deadlines. Registration dates and exam dates are as follows:

EXAM DATE                                REGISTRATION DEADLINE
AUGUST 25, 2018                      July 27, 2018
OCTOBER 6, 2018                     September 7, 2018
NOVEMBER 3, 2018                 October 5, 2018 
DECEMBER 1, 2018                   November 2, 2018
MARCH 9, 2019                         February 8, 2019
APRIL 9--SAT DAY FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2020 IN SCHOOL:  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
MAY 4, 2019                              April 5, 2019
JUNE 1, 2019                              May 3, 2019

For all updated information, students should use their College Board accounts and go to: