teen_girl_computerOn Tuesday, April 24, New York City’s public high schools will be participating in the DOE’s second annual SAT School Day.

SAT School Day provides the City’s high school students with the opportunity to take to take either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) inside their own schools during a regular school day, free of charge.

The exams, which are used by many of the country’s four-year colleges and universities to help rank the admissions applications they receive from high school seniors every year, test students’ verbal and math skills. While both exams provide test-takers with access to college and career planning tools, the PSAT specifically helps sophomores prepare for the SATs.

All NYC high schools will be administering the SAT to their juniors on April 24. Families do not have to register or make any kind of special request to ensure their students’ participation during SAT School Day. In addition, most City high schools will be administering the PSAT to their sophomores on April 24, as well, but some schools may have chosen another date for the PSAT—sophomores and families who wish to learn more about their high school’s PSAT testing should check-in with their counselor or high school parent coordinator for details.

Participating in SAT School Day will not affect students’ ability to register (and pay) for other administrations of the SAT. Students who miss the SAT on April 24 will be able to make it up on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

For more information about SAT School Day, including questions about scoring and testing accommodations, visit our webpage. We also recommend that students check out College Board and Khan Academy; both websites have free resources and online practice exams that students can use to improve their testing scores.

We wish all of our juniors and sophomores plenty of success on SAT School Day!



The Morning Bell

Official blog for the NYC Department of Education, home of over 1.1 million students across 1,800+ schools


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