SAT State Testing

A state-funded SAT assessment will be administered to all high school juniors on Wednesday, April 5. This in-school administration will include the optional essay. Students who have an extended time accommodations per their IEP or 504 Plan may be required to test over 2 consecutive days, depending on the type of accommodation. All 11th grade students must take the SAT to receive a regular high school diploma.


SAT measures the knowledge and skills that research shows are essential for college and career readiness and success. The assessment is composed of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and an optional writing test. Although optional, this test or the ACT is required for admission by many post-secondary institutions.

SAT Subject Tests are offered to aid college placement in specific subject areas.  Students may choose from 20 SAT subject tests.

Last March, the SAT was redesigned. For more information, visit

If your student requires accommodations for testing under an IEP or 504 plan, contact the special education department in your school at the beginning of the school year. 

Target Population:  Predominantly college-bound 11th and 12th grade students. 

SAT Dates  Test Registration Deadline Locations
October 1, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests September 1, 2016 Not offered at a District 214 high school.
November 5, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests October 7, 2016 JH, P
December 3, 2016 SAT & Subject Tests November 3, 2016 Not offered at a District 214 high school.
January 21, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests December 21, 2016 EG, W
March 11, 2017 SAT Only February 10, 2017 BG, JH, P, W
May 6, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests April 7, 2017 Not offered at a District 214 high school.
June 3, 2017 SAT & Subject Tests May 9, 2017 Not offered at a District 214 high school.

All test dates are Saturdays.

Register online for the SAT. You'll need your credit card. 

College Board's SAT Home Page
SAT Fees
SAT Accommodation Information
SAT Test Prep

SAT VS ACT  What's the difference between the SAT and the ACT? Follow the links listed below to learn how these two college entrance exams differ. 

ACT vs. SAT - Which test should I take and why? 
Peterson’s College Planner Comparison
How do SAT and ACT scores compare?