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COVID UPDATES TO SAT:
We are regularly receiving information about rescheduling the SAT. As of April 3, 2020, the June 6 administration is still available, although that may change depending on how Maine's social distancing/essential programming policies are updated over the next month or so.  There may be summer administrations, or an online administration....we are staying in touch with the College Board and will relay any new decisions/dates on this website and through an email announcement to students' homes.

We are also getting many updates from colleges indicating a test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.  However, there are many specifics related to each campus and sometimes, each major.  For the most accurate information, please visit the college's admissions website.  Ms. Robbins & Ms. Hallen will try to help you find the information if you get stuck.  Just reach out and ask!

You CAN still practice for free using KHAN Academy. Go to satpractice.org to get started.



Pre-COVID information:
ALL JUNIORS WILL BE TAKING THE SAT ON April 14, 2020 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.  In 2018-19, Maine Community Colleges also used 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 required part of the April 9 exam)

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SAT
For all other SAT registrations OTHER THAN APRIL 14, 2020, 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 24, 2019                          July 26, 2019
October 5, 2019                          September 6, 2019
November 2, 2019                     October 3, 2019
December 7, 2019                      November 8, 2019
March 14, 2020                           February 14, 2020
May 2, 2020                                 April 3, 2020
June 6, 2020                                 May 8, 2020

August 29, 2020                           At least 1 month in advance of all test dates
September 26, 2020-----NEW DATE DUE TO COVID 19
October 3, 2020
November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020
March 13, 2021
May 8, 2021
June 5, 2021

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

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.



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Lisa Hallen,
Sep 9, 2019, 9:15 AM
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Lisa Hallen,
Sep 9, 2019, 9:15 AM
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Lisa Hallen,
Sep 9, 2019, 9:15 AM