Providing SAT for All Students
Districts and states use SAT to help all students prepare for college
Each year more than two million students take SAT Program tests. Nearly every college or university in America use SAT Reasoning Test scores because the test:
- Is the best independent, standardized measure of a student's college readiness skills
- Is aligned with current curriculum and institutional practices in high school and college
- Allows all students to have more college options and opportunities
District-wide and statewide use of SAT benefits all students
Districts and states across America must constantly evaluate their educational policies and programs to determine how well they are serving all of their students. The SAT can be an important tool for such evaluations. The SAT can help not only assess students' educational progress, but enable more students from all backgrounds to pursue higher education.
The state of Maine, for example, recognizes the SAT as a powerful tool for assessing students' mastery of state standards in mathematics, reading, and writing. Statewide, the SAT is administered to juniors as the high school assessment. At the same time, students who choose to do so can use their SAT scores for college admissions purposes, thereby creating new opportunities for students to achieve their dreams for higher education.
State or district SAT institutional initiatives have also taken place in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington.
For more information
To learn more about offering the SAT please contact your College Board regional representative.