SAT School Day provides schools, districts, and states a way to offer the SAT to juniors and seniors in school, on a weekday, expanding access to a globally recognized college admission test that's widely accepted at U.S. colleges. Over 3.7 million students in over 3,000 districts and 9,000 schools have participated in SAT School Day.
By breaking down barriers to access, SAT School Day can have a profound impact on a community—opening doors to college, scholarships, and financial aid for every student.
Did you know that offering SAT School Day supports equity? When students have the opportunity to test at their own school, they're more likely to take the test. By providing the SAT in school, you're cultivating a college-going culture for the whole school.
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Benefits of SAT School Day for Students
- Convenience. Students don't have to worry about locating or getting to the testing site. School day testing won't disrupt weekend plans, jobs, or family time.
- Comfort. Students test in familiar surroundings with people they know.
- Confidence. Nothing builds confidence like practice and the SAT is the only admission test that offers free, personalized practice plans for all students. Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® provides every student with a practice plan built just for them, along with integrated coaching tools for teachers to view progress and support their students.
SAT School Day Benefits for Low-Income Students
Remind your students eligible for fee reduction benefits to accept their benefits online. Low-income students participating in SAT School Day are eligible for the same benefits as students who use fee reduction benefits for weekend administrations:
Free Tests and Feedback
- 2 free Saturday SATs, with or without the essay
- 2 free Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) or Student Answer Service (SAS) reports
Free College Benefits
- Unlimited score reports to send to colleges
- Waived application fees at participating colleges
- Free CSS Profile applications to apply for financial aid from participating colleges
Students are considered low-income and eligible for additional SAT School Day benefits if:
- They're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP);
- Their annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service;
- They're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound);
- Their family receives public assistance;
- They live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless; and/or
- They are a ward of the state or an orphan.
Benefits of SAT School Day for Schools and Districts
- Cultivates a college-going culture and supports equity. When students have the opportunity to take the SAT at their own school, they're more likely to take the test and gain access to higher education. Benefits for low-income students include unlimited free score reports and waived application fees at participating colleges.
- Continuously improve outcomes. All tests in the SAT Suite share a common score scale and are appropriate for their designated grade levels. This makes it easy to track performance across tests to measure growth and identify areas where students need help. Our interactive reporting portal makes it easy to view integrated data across the SAT Suite. Go to the K–12 score reporting portal.
- Simple to order. The entire SAT Suite of Assessments—including the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9—are available to order online, all in one place, with the ability to administer multiple assessments at the same time. For SAT School Day, you can order for any number of students and select from five administration dates.
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