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Stand out with the SAT

Taking the SAT is an important step for every child. It’s a globally recognized college admission test that’s accepted at all U.S. colleges, measuring what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed. Here are some other facts:

More time per question.

The SAT gives students more time than the ACT®—43% more. And, there’s no penalty for guessing.

No more “SAT words.”

Just the kind of vocabulary students will use in college and the workplace long after test day.

No science section.

The science skills needed for college are tested in the context of the reading passages.

Give your child the SAT School Day advantage

SAT School Day gives students the opportunity to take the SAT on a weekday—instead of a weekend—in the comfort of their own school.

Diyonia, Junior, Fort Worth ISD, Fort Worth, TX

In-school testing means easier logistics because students no longer have to worry about getting to or locating the testing site, plus it won’t disrupt weekend plans or family time.

Ziik, Junior, School District of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach, FL

Students report having less stress when they test in a place they know, and they're better rested and prepared when they can test on a regular school day.

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Build confidence every step of the way

The PSAT/NMSQT advantage

If your child took the PSAT/NMSQT, they’ve already started preparing for the SAT. Historically, students who took the PSAT/NMSQT scored higher on the SAT than those who didn't take the PSAT/NMSQT.

Free, personalized SAT practice

Nothing builds confidence better than practice— and the best way to practice for the SAT is on Khan Academy®. Your child will get a personalized SAT study plan based on their PSAT/NMSQT results or on free quizzes they take on the site.

Students who practiced 20 hours with Khan Academy saw their scores go up an average of 115 points from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT.

I was surprised the first time I increased [my score] 200 points [on a practice test]—so I realized the more work I could put in, the more I would get out of it.

—Camila, Senior, Long Beach, CA

Spread the word about SAT School Day

Let other parents in on what you already know—and find out if your child’s school is participating. Schools can start ordering in December 2017 for testing in 2018. Schools order SAT School Day test materials and districts can monitor school orders through a district dashboard.

Test Date School Ordering Deadline
October 10, 2018 September 12, 2018
March 6, 2019 January 11, 2019
March 27, 2019 February 1, 2019
April 9, 2019 February 15, 2019
April 23, 2019 March 1, 2019

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