School Day SAT/PSAT
An important message about School Day SAT/PSAT:
Grand Oaks High School has scheduled a School Day SAT/PSAT for Wednesday, October 14th. The SAT and PSAT are college-readiness exams designed to showcase content mastery of high school course work. Many colleges and universities utilize scores from these exams (along with other factors) to determine college readiness. They are designed to measure a student’s ability to understand and process elements in three subjects: reading, writing, and math. SAT scores are calculated based on a student’s performance relative to other test-takers and have proven to be an indicator of collegiate success. Even though most colleges are waiving test scores for Fall 2021 applications, it is still strongly suggested that students test – as these scores can help determine merit-based scholarships, and many local scholarships may require score-reporting.
The exams are 2-3 hours long and do not require the use of calculators. If your student would like to utilize a calculator on this exam, they will need to bring their own device. This is also the case if they register to take the SAT at another testing site. GOHS will have a limited number of calculators available, and 11th and 12th graders will receive priority.
On the testing day, 12th graders will take the SAT while 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT for free. The PSAT will also be available for 9th graders to purchase at the bargain price of $15.00 via School Cash Online. If you are interested in purchasing this exam for your 9th grader, it will be available for purchase from FRIDAY SEPT 18 until SUNDAY, SEPT 27. All 10-12th grade students have already been registered for the appropriate exam – including all remote learners. If your student is a remote learner, you need only arrive to school with your calculator (if preferred) and you will receive a room assignment for testing.
A couple of notes for our 12th graders:
This SAT exam does not include the essay portion. If your senior wants to take the SAT with essay, please register for another SAT testing date by visiting www.collegeboard.org, logging in to your account and registering at another testing site. Because many of our seniors have already taken the SAT, they are not required to take this exam. If your student is a senior and chooses not to test on this date, they will receive late arrival. More details about the time of late arrival will be coming as the testing schedule times are confirmed. Keep an eye out for more information regarding senior options shared next week.