Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

  • What is the SAT?

    The SAT is a widely used college admissions exam. The SAT is comprised of two sections which measure student's knowledge and skill in the areas of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics. 

    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) is a combination of the Reading test and Writing and Language test scores. As the name suggests, this test requires students to use evidence in analyzing text and evaluating writing just as they will be required to do in the college classroom and career environment.

    Mathematics questions evaluate students’ ability to apply their knowledge and skills in mathematics through problem solving and modeling similar to what they would encounter in college courses in the sciences.
    When considered in conjunction with other measures, such as course history and grade-point average, SAT scores are useful in evaluating whether or not a student is academically prepared for college. In addition to the core SAT of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics, there are 20 SAT Subject Tests in the areas of English, history, languages, mathematics and science which students can take to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in specific content areas. In some cases, colleges allow students to fulfill core requirements or earn credit in core areas if they achieve high SAT Subject Test scores.

    Who takes the SAT?

    Everett Public Schools offers the SAT at no cost to all juniors during the school day.  In addition, students in all other grades can take the SAT at their own cost on a Saturday. 

    When is the SAT administered?

    The school day SAT will be given to all juniors on March 27, 2019.

    There are no Saturday SAT sites in Everett Public Schools, but you may find a location established by the College Board.