EHS 2023-24 SAT School Day Information
Who is taking the SAT?
- All 11th graders are automatically registered for spring SAT School Day at no cost - it is a voluntary, optional test!
- Any 12th graders who want to participate must pay $25 to the EHS Treasurer by February 1st.
No action is needed unless a student does not want to take the SAT - please let your counselor know if you are not participating in SAT School Day!
The SAT is typically taken prior to December of a student's senior year, depending on the deadlines for the colleges/universities or scholarships to which they are applying. Many institutions have priority admission deadlines in October or November, with final admission deadlines in January through March. As of May 2021, Washington public universities no longer require SAT or ACT scores for admissions, scholarship eligibility, or course placement.
When is the SAT?
SAT School Day will be Wednesday, March 20th from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. There will be a 4-hour late start for 9th, 10th, non-testing 11th, and 12th graders - lunch begins at 11:35 AM and first period at 12:10 AM.
A make-up SAT will be offered on Wednesday, April 24th without a late start; participating students will miss regular EHS classes to test.
Please visit the College Board website for additional SAT dates. Note that students testing outside of EHS SAT School Day are responsible for their own transportation to the test center and the cost of registration (fee waivers are available upon counselor's request).
What is the SAT?
The Scholastic Aptitude Exam (SAT) measures reasoning and critical thinking skills students need to succeed in college or a career. It is a timed, pencil and paper test administered by CollegeBoard-trained proctors; all students will be assigned a seat in a specific testing room, whether at a CollegeBoard test center or during EHS SAT School Day.
The SAT has three components and four sections -- below is the standard timing:
- Reading, 65 minutes + 52 passage-based multiple-choice questions
- Writing & Language, 35 minutes + 44 multiple-choice questions
- Math, 80 minutes + 58 total questions (45 multiple-choice, 13 student-produced responses)
- No Calculator, 25 minutes + 20 questions
- Calculator, 55 minutes + 38 questions
If a student has test accommodations that are approved by the CollegeBoard, they may be seated away from distractions or in a room with fewer testers; some students are allowed use of a basic 4-function calculator on the "No Calculator Math" section. Students with approved "time-and-a-half" will receive +50% on the applicable test sections, up to the entire test; if a student has +50% on all sections, they will be taking the SAT for 5 hours total.
Note there is no longer an SAT essay section! The SAT will be delivered digitally starting in 2024.
Why is the SAT important?
As of May 2021, Washington public universities no longer require SAT or ACT scores for admissions, scholarship eligibility, or course placement. Note that private higher education institutions and those outside Washington state may have different application requirements or considerations for admissions.
In Everett Public Schools, qualifying SAT scores (410+ in Reading, 430+ in Math) may also be used to:
- Meet a graduation pathway in English and/or Math, per WA OSPI high school graduation requirements
- Recover up to 1.0 high school credit of a previously failed English or Math course
- Determine placement in college English and math courses
- Qualify for scholarships and grants
Please direct questions about the SAT as follows: