Updates for Fall 2021

Who: 12th graders
When: 10/13 & 10/28
How: Paper/pencil test administration at student's school, during the regular school day 

  • TPS pays for SAT exam fees and pre-registers all enrolled 12th grade students in order to remove financial barriers
  • Students should bring their student ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers and an approved calculator.
  • TOL students will take the SAT at the Professional Center (PDC) located at 6501 N 23rd St. For more details, please contact TOL school administrators.
  • Please direct questions/concerns to the student's school.

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What is the SAT?

The SAT is a standardized college admission exam that measures a student's literacy, mathematics, and writing skills. It is a multiple choice, pencil/paper (in-person) exam that provides colleges with a common data point to use in evaluating applicants. When combined with other measures such as grade point average, courses taken, and admissions interviews, SAT scores may be considered indicators of academic success in college.

There are two main SAT sections - Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing.

Who takes the SAT?

TPS offers the SAT to all enrolled 12th graders on several school days in the fall, and to enrolled 11th graders on several school days in the spring. TPS pays the SAT exam fees for enrolled TPS students and preregisters them for one of the offered sessions. Students in other grades, or those who prefer to take the test on a Saturday, may do so at their own cost.

How is the SAT administered?

It is a paper/pencil exam administered at a school location, during the regular school day.