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The SAT Suite of Assessments are free testing opportunities provided by the Colorado Department of Education and DPS that includes:

  • PSAT 9
  • PSAT 10
  • SAT

In addition to an academic benchmark and DPS graduation readiness indicator, the SAT is a college entrance exam created by the College Board and is used by most colleges and universities in the admissions process.

There are two sections to the SAT: math and evidence-based reading & writing. The SAT takes three hours to complete. The two sections are scored on a 200 to 800 point scale for a combined possible score between 400 and 1600.  There is an optional essay portion as well which is an additional 50 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the PSAT/SAT offered?

For the 2020-21 School Year:

  • The College Board and National Merit is offering an additional administration of the PSAT/NMSQT for 10th and 11th graders on January 26, 2021.
    • This date is optional and offered at the discretion of the School Leadership Team.
    • This PSAT/NMSQT will have the same benefits as the October PSAT/NMSQT, including eligibility for programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
  • The Colorado School Day Administration of the SAT for 11th graders is scheduled for April 13, 2021.
    • The make-up test date is April 27, 2021.
  • The Colorado School Day Administration of the PSAT for 9th and 10th graders is scheduled for April 13-15, 2021.
    • The make-up test date is April 27-28, 2021.

What are the benefits of taking the PSAT/SAT?

  • Identify academic strengths and weaknesses early
  • Make an improvement plan before graduation
  • Determine the best Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Concurrent Enrollment (CE) courses based off your scores
  • Opportunity to apply to over $235 million in scholarships

How can I prepare for the PSAT/SAT?

For our students preparing for these exams: check out the official, interactive practice tests available through Khan Academy, and feel confident on test day! Khan Academy uses best practices associated with substantial improvements on test scores. Through a partnership with the College Board, Khan Academy builds a personalized lesson plan for each student tailored to their strengths and challenge areas. 

Please also see additional resources linked below!