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 essay test. Although optional, the SAT 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.

SAT State Testing

See the District 214 State and AP Testing Covid-19 Update for updates on a possible SAT administration for seniors in the Fall of 2020.
A state-funded SAT assessment is scheduled for all high school juniors on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. This in-school administration will include the essay. Students who have an extended time accommodation 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, unless the student is eligible to take the alternative assessment or otherwise exempt from testing. For more detailed information about the Illinois state requirements, you can view Illinois Public Act 100-0222.

Optional Saturday National SAT Testing
Target Population:  Predominantly college-bound 11th and 12th grade students. 

See College Board's Covid-19 SAT Update page for information about SAT testing

Township High School District 214 requested to offer testing at the below high schools. Due to Covid-19 more decisions regarding large scale testing will be determined in the fall. Note: There are other SAT dates available that District 214 high schools cannot host due to other school conflicts. 

Register online for the SAT. Registration opens early June 2020.

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. 


SAT Dates  Test Registration Deadline Locations
August 29, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests July 31 BG, JH
October 3, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests September 4 RM, W
November 7, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests October 7 P
December 5, 2020 SAT & Subject Tests November 5 W
March 13, 2021 SAT Only February 12 W

All test dates are Saturdays.

College Board's SAT Home Page
SAT Fees
SAT Accommodation Information
College Board SAT Practice

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? 

How do SAT and ACT scores compare?