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School Day grade 11 PSAT and grade 12 SAT on October 12th

Seniors SAT Information 

SPS SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) 

Get SAT Ready! 

  • On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, West Seattle HS students in Grade 12 will be given the school day SAT. 
  • SPS students will be automatically registered for the tests. There is no charge for the exam. 
  • Create your free College Board account 
  • Check out the College Board website for FREE test prep resources. 
  • Review approved calculators for SAT  – contact your counselor if you need help obtaining a calculator for the test. 

The SAT is an additional pathway to graduation. A qualifying score on the SAT can be used to satisfy the graduation requirement for ELA and/or math. Students scoring 410 on the ELA and a 430 on Math sections will meet Grad Pathway requirement. 

For current information about the Seattle Public School’s School Day SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) please refer to the district SAT webpage

 ARRIVE EARLY FOR EXAM DAY 10/12 @8:30am 

COME PREPARED TO TEST 

  • Dress in Layers you are testing in the gym  (blankets are not allowed)
  • No Bag Check Leave your phone, wearable technology and headphones at home. Phones found in testing location will be searched and students will be dismissed, any testing related information found on the phone and the student will be banned from future College Board exams. 
  • Bring #2 pencils and calculator 
  • Snacks and Water Bottles must be labeled with Student name and left in the back of the classroom. Food and water can only be accessed during scheduled breaks. 

 

SAT Understanding Scores and Reporting 

SAT scores are released online (date to be posted) by the CollegeBoard. Students will need to log in to their CollegeBoard account to view their scores. 

Check out the following resources on SAT scores 

  1. How to Get Your Scores 
  2. Understanding your SAT Scores | Finding out how SAT scores are calculated, score structure, what SAT scoring means for you. 
  3. How to Send SAT Scores | Information about sending your SAT scores. 

Resources and Information 

Visit the Free SAT Practice at CollegeBoard for testing tips and resources. 

Refer to the district SAT page for more information about testing and Seattle Public Schools. 

This school year the BHS Counselors want to encourage all 12th graders to take it as it is an opportunity to meet the Graduation Pathway requirement. The Graduation Pathway requirement can be met a few different ways including taking and earning a cut score on the SBA, SAT or ACT. Or also, by taking and passing a college level English and college level math course. 

Seattle Public School SAT Info & Resources 

The SAT is the most widely used college admission test in the country. SAT scores demonstrate students are prepared for college with necessary skills and knowledge. 

Students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) may be eligible to receive additional benefits from the College Board such as free SAT tests and unlimited sending of scores. In order to receive these benefits, applicants must check the box on the form for ‘Pre College Exams’ in section number 7 of the form and sign. Visit the Seattle Public Schools School Day SAT page for more information. 

The school-day administration offers these benefits: 

  • No cost. The school day test is free for SPS students. No action is required of families in advance. 
  • Students may also send up to four score reports for free. The school-day test permits students to send score reports to as many as four colleges or scholarship programs. 
  • Additional pathway to graduation. A qualifying score on the SAT can be used as a graduation pathway for English Language Arts ELA and/or math. 

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) focuses on the knowledge and skills that the best evidence indicates are essential for college and career readiness and success. This test is composed of four sections: Math, Reading, Writing and Language, and Essay.  

Additional Resources 

  • College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Download the official College Board SAT student guide. 
  • PSAT Score Report Video To Practice For SAT Understand your PSAT scores and how to link your test results with free Khan Academy® practice tests tailored just for you to prepare for the SAT.  
  • Khan Academy SAT Practice The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide a personalized practice program. 
  • SAT Prep For general information regarding the SAT. 

School Day grade 11 PSAT October 12th,

Juniors Get PSAT/NMSQT Ready!

  • On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, West Seattle HS students in Grade 11 will be given the school day PSAT/NMSQT test.
  • SPS students will be automatically registered for the tests. There is no charge for the exam.
  • Create your free College Board account
  • Check out the College Board website for FREE test prep resources.
  • Review approved calculators for the PSAT – contact your Counselor if you need help obtaining a calculator for the test.

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT/NMSQT) helps Juniors prepare for the SAT and is used to qualify students for scholarships and advanced learning opportunities.

The PSAT/NMSQT can qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship Program and other scholarships. To prepare, get practice tests with official SAT practice on Khan Academy online.

For more information about the SPS School Day PSAT/NMSQT please refer to the district PSAT and SAT webpage.

Message to Students College Board Exams October 12th. 

8:30AM Check in the gym

Dress in layers (no blankets allowed)

​BRING #2 pencils and Calculator and extra batteries 

label snack and water bottle for the back of the room.  Students will not be admitted to the test with backpacks, cell phones any wearable technology no headphones NO BAG CHECK NO EXCEPTIONS