The SAT is a measure of the critical thinking skills needed for academic success in college. The SAT assesses analytical and problem-solving skills learned high school that is needed for college. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, plus two writing sub-scores for multiple-choice and the essay. The tests include critical reading, math and writing. There are additionally SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) that are only required by select schools and most students will not have to take. Registration is required for the SAT; students register at www.collegeboard.org
Registration is NOT required for the STATE SAT, which is given during the school day. The STATE SAT is a graduation requirement for all Juniors (11). The STATE SAT is in the spring.
Who takes the SAT?
11th and 12th grade students.
Is the SAT test optional or required?
The SAT test is optional; however, college-bound students may need to take it as an admission requirement for some colleges and universities.
What areas does the SAT test cover?
- Critical Reading sections: reading passages and sentence completion
- Math sections: arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability
- Writing Skills section: identifying errors and improving grammar and usage
When is the SAT test offered?
LATE REGISTRATON PERIOD ENDS
August 26, 2023
July 28, 2023
August 15, 2023
October 7, 2023
September 7, 2023
September 26, 2023
November 4, 2023
October 5, 2023
October 24, 2023
December 2, 2023
November 2, 2023
November 21, 2023
March 9, 2024
February 23, 2024
February 27, 2024
May 4, 2024
April 19, 2024
April 23, 2024
June 1, 2024
May 16, 2024
May 21, 2024
*State SAT administered to ALL JUNIORS during the school day; no registration required.
SAT Testing dates can also be found here: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register.
How do I register for the SAT?
- Students must sign-up on the SAT website (www.collegeboard.org). Under very specific circumstances only, a student can register by mail (http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/how-to-register).
- SAT $60.00
- Late Registration Fee-Additional $30.00
- Registration tip: At the time of registration students may indicate 4 colleges to which they would like their SAT score sent at no additional charge. We recommend that students take advantage of this service, as the cost is covered by the registration fee. Four registration score reports are available up to nine days after the test date. If a student wishes to wait until after the test to send scores, the cost is $14 per test date/per report.
- Students must upload a photo as part of their online registration. (http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/photo-requirements)
Score Delivery Dates
*New Score Release Policies*
CollegeBoard is making changes to help you get scores and send them to colleges faster than before. Here’s what you need to know about scores from the 2023-24 weekend administrations:
- October, November, December, March, and May scores from the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections will be released about two weeks after test day. You’ll receive an email when those multiple-choice scores are ready. They will send your scores to colleges within 10 days after they’re available to you.
- If you request a paper score report, they will send it once all your scores are ready
- June and August scores may take longer—up to six weeks for all scores.
Test Day Instructions
Students will choose a test location when registering on www.collegeboard.org. Students should refer to their SAT admission ticket for the exam location. Naperville North will host the SAT in November, 2023. Students should arrive at their testing location no later than 7:45 am on the test date.
What should I bring on test day?
Students need to bring their photo ID, their SAT Admission Ticket, #2 non-mechanical pencils, an eraser, and a College Board approved calculator. Students will not be admitted to the test without their Admission Ticket AND Photo ID.
Can I bring a snack?
Students may bring a snack for their break. Snacks/drinks must be in sealed and enclosed containers and they will need to be left in the back of the testing room during testing. Students can take their snack into the hallway during break time.
Can I bring my cell phone?
Cell phones and electronic devices are not allowed in testing rooms. If they are brought into the testing room, they must remain powered completely off for the duration of the test, including breaks. A student who gains access to their phone, or has a phone that rings, at any time during the exam or break, will be dismissed from the exam and their score will be canceled.
Score Reporting Information
How do I receive my SAT test scores?
Student scores will be available for on-line viewing on the student's SAT account 5 weeks after the test. If a student would also like a paper score report, it must be requested when they register http://sat.collegeboard.org/scores.
For additional information regarding the SAT, please visit the College Board website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests
2023 SAT Student Guide