Through a partnership with College Board, SAT School Day lets schools, districts, and states offer the SAT and the PSAT in school, on a weekday, expanding access to a globally recognized college admission test that’s accepted at all U.S. colleges. Almost three million students in roughly 3,000 districts and 8,000 schools have participated in SAT School Day.
The School District of Philadelphia administered the SAT as well as the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to all high school students in grades 9 through 12 on Wednesday, October 10 2018, at their high school. This opportunity was made available at no additional costs to parents or students in grades 9, 10, and 12.
By breaking down barriers to access, SAT School Day can have a profound impact on a community—opening doors to college, scholarships, and financial aid for every student.
Benefits of SAT School Day for Students
Convenience. Students don’t have to worry about locating or getting to the testing site. School day testing won’t disrupt weekend plans, jobs, or family time.
Comfort. Students test in familiar surroundings with people they know.
Confidence. Nothing builds confidence like practice and the SAT is the only admission test that offers free, personalized practice plans for all students. Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® provides every student with a practice plan built just for them, along with integrated coaching tools for teachers to view progress and support their students.
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.
The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.
Taking AP courses and exams can help students:
- Stand out on college applications. AP courses on a student’s transcript shows that they’ve challenged themselves with the most rigorous courses available to them. And success on an AP Exam shows that they’re ready for college-level coursework.
- Earn college credit and/or skip introductory courses in college. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Search credit policies by college.