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 - plus an essay section.
Who takes the SAT?
TPS offers the SAT (with essay) to 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.