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SAT Testing

Scholastic Aptitude Test 

The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a globally recognized college admission test that's accepted at all U.S. colleges.  The SAT tests what students are already learning in class and what they'll actually use in college. Taking the SAT is the best way to show off the skills and knowledge that colleges care about. 

 

 

Thunder Ridge will conduct the SAT School Day Test on April 14, 2020 for all high school juniors.  There will be no cost for this test and will be conducted during the school day.  There is no need to sign up for this school day test.  All juniors will be automatically enrolled.  Additional information will be available closer to test day.

 

 

*Other test dates are available through the College Board.  Registration is directly through the SAT website. The SAT is 3 hours and costs $49.50.  If you add the optional essay, the test is 3 hours, 50 minutes and costs $64.50. 

  • November 2, 2019 
    • Online Registration Deadline - October 3, 2019
    • Late Registration Deadline - October 22, 2019
  • December 7, 2019
    • Online Registration Deadline - November 8, 2019
    • Late Registration Deadline - November 26, 2019
  • March 14, 2019
    • Online Registration Deadline - February 14, 2019
    • Late Registration Deadline - March 3, 2019
  • May 2, 2019
    • Online Registration Deadline - April 3, 2019
    • Late Registration Deadline - April 21, 2019
  • June 6, 2019
    • Online Registration Deadline - May 8, 2019
    • Late Registration Deadline - May 27, 2019

 

What can you expect on the SAT?

 

  • No Penalty for Guessing: Scoring is straightforward - students just get points on the questions you answer correctly.
  • Everyday Words: The SAT tests the words students will encounter after high school.
  • Essential Math: The SAT tests the math students will need no matter what major or career they choose.

 

 

How to prepare for the SAT test:

 

  • The Student Guide provides sample questions and information on how to prepare for the SAT test. This is a valuable resource for parents and students. 
  • SAT offers free personalized practice in the areas students need improvement through Khan Academy. 
  • Students can link their Khan Academy account to their college board account to get recommendations for practice. 
    • Link your College Board account to Khan Academy by first creating a Khan Academy account at khanacademy.org/sat
    • When prompted, agree to link your KHAN Academy and College Board accounts. You will then be directed to the College Board website
    • Sign into your College Board account.
    • When prompted, hit "Send" to authorized the account linking.
    • Start practicing using the Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

 

 

What to bring on test day:

 

  • Two sharpened #2 pencils with soft erasers (no mechanical pencils)
  • An approved scientific or graphing calculator is recommended.
  • Extra batteries for a calculator or backup calculator. (optional)
  • We encourage students to bring snacks and drinks to eat during the two five-minute breaks (nothing allowed during the test). (optional)
  • Current and valid school or government issues photo ID
  • Layers of clothing to adjust to the temperature in the room

 

 

What NOT to bring on test day:

 

  • NO Cell phones, smartwatches or wearable technology! Please leave them in your car, locker or give to the Proctor when you arrive in the testing room. Students are not allowed to go to their locker during the test, even during breaks. (If your phone makes a noise or you are seen using it at any time during the test, including breaks, you will be dismissed and your scores will be cancelled.)
  • Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Bluetooth, or any other computing devices
  • Pens, mechanical pencils or highlighters
  • Separate timers of any kind
  • Paper of any kind, including notes and scratch paper
  • Earplugs
  • Unacceptable calculators that have computer-style (QWERTY) keyboards, use paper tape, make noise, or use a power cord

 

Testing Accommodations:

 

For students needing testing accommodations please contact your school counselor.  

 

 

Test Duration:

 

The SAT test normally takes four hours for students to complete but can vary depending on pre-test administration or approved student accommodations.  

 

 

 

Please contact Corey Toldson at 208-525-4475 if you have any questions regarding SAT testing.

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Thunder Ridge High School
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Phone: 208-523-4739