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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.

Customized Entry Pages


Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print  The Educator’s Handbook for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests

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