Schoolwide SAT Testing - Frequently Asked Questions

Schoolwide SAT Testing Day Frequently Asked Questions


Testing Date:

March 4th, 2020

 

What if my student is on a school trip during SAT Testing Day?

If your student is on a school trip on SAT day, we will work with them on possible make-up days. Mary Shaw Cabrera will be in touch with families that we know are on a school trip during this time about options.

 

Is SAT Schoolwide testing for all students?

This testing day is for students currently classified as juniors (eleventh-grade) students.

 

Why is an SAT Schoolwide testing being offered?

Providing testing during the school day allows students to test in a familiar place while not having to worry about weekend conflicts. 

 

Why was the SAT selected over other college entrance exams?

Lovejoy ISD is an advanced academics for all district offering 31 advanced placement courses at the High School and preparing our students for success with college-level content. In addition, LISD utilizes the suite of College Board tests, which are designed to work together. 8th / 9th-grade students take the PSAT, which is designed to help provide areas of strength as well as areas to focus before a student graduates high school. 10th and 11th-grade students take the PSAT/NMSQT, which is another check-in designed to identify skills students have mastered as well as qualify for the National Merit Scholarship. The SAT is the culminating test which is used to indicate college readiness.

 

What time will testing begin?

Testing will begin at 8:45 am, but students must arrive no later than 8:00 am. We will treat this day the same as a National Saturday SAT testing day. Buses will run at their normally scheduled times, so students will need to find alternate transportation if participating in the test on March 4th.

 

Why will testing time begin at 8:00 am?
In alignment with testing procedures, lunch can not be served to students until testing is complete unless there is currently an accommodation in place for the student. Starting testing at 8:00 am will allow all students to complete the testing in order for lunch to be served around 1 pm.

 

Who will proctor the exams?

Lovejoy High School Teachers

 

What if my student already has a score, they do not want to change?

Students who elect not to test on this day will still need to attend school.

 
Is there a makeup day offered for the SAT schoolwide testing day?

March 4th was selected as the Lovejoy ISD schoolwide designated testing day. Unfortunately, there will not be a makeup day.

 

Do I need to pay for my scores to be sent to colleges?

Yes, students will need to request scores directly from College Board to be sent to the colleges of their choice. To access the scores, visit - https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home

 

Will my student get lunch that day? 

Lunch will be served after testing is completed. However, if the student has accommodation, testing will be paused during the test to allow for time to eat. 

 

Is March 4th a half-day?

No, this is a regular school day for students. Students will return to their regular schedules after testing.

 

If my student has accommodations, will those be applied to the SAT testing?

All students that are currently receiving 504 and Special Education services have had their accommodation uploaded to College Board. Students will receive an email about their accommodations prior to testing. Room assignments for the day of testing will be shared with students one week before testing. 

 

How will my student know their assigned room testing location for the day of the test?

Students will be able to view their testing location in the commons area on the morning of the test. 

 

Are there test prep materials my student can access prior to taking the SAT?

College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to offer a free practice test - visit - https://www.khanacademy.org/sat for more information.

 

What if your student is already scheduled to take the SAT?

You may choose to keep the scheduled date as a second testing opportunity, or you may move that registration to another national testing date. 


For additional questions or concerns, please contact - 

Mary Shaw Cabrera and Bruce Coachman