SAT School Day Testing Notification
Understand plans for high school SAT School Day testing
This page provides content found in the Fairfax County Public Schools notification letter for October 2021 SAT School Day testing, shared with parents and guardians in June-July 2021.
Notification of SAT School Day 2021
To Parents and/or Guardians of Rising Twelfth Grade Students:
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is pleased to announce tentative plans to offer the SAT School Day to students in grade 12 this fall, pending confirmation of division funding. The test will be administered on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, and will be free of charge to enrolled FCPS twelfth graders. SAT subject tests and the SAT with Essay will not be available on SAT School Day. The purpose of this letter is to provide general information about the SAT School Day opportunity. This letter also provides time-sensitive information about testing accommodations for students with disabilities and testing supports for English learners.
The SAT School Day is a standardized test that measures mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing. The test focuses on reasoning skills, knowledge, and comprehension. Students who complete the test will receive individual customized score reports, with feedback based on their responses to test questions. The SAT college entrance test is used as one component of the admissions process at some colleges and universities. Additional information about SAT test content can be found on the College Board SAT webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/key-features). Students also have access to Khan Academy's free online test preparation (https://www.khanacademy.org), which is customized based on their PSAT/NMSQT scores from eleventh grade.
Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the SAT School Day; however, the College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. Enclosures 1-3 and the Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/38355) provide additional information about the process to request testing accommodations. If requesting new testing accommodations for SAT School Day, the required input and consent forms are due to the school by August 10, 2021.
Testing Supports for English Learners
English learners (ELs), as defined by state and federal policy, are eligible for testing supports for the SAT School Day test. EL supports are temporary and can only be used on the test date for which they have been requested. Enclosures 4-6 and the EL Supports Process for College Board Testing webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/42717) provide additional information about the process to request EL testing supports. If requesting EL supports for SAT School Day, the required input and consent forms are due to the school by August 10, 2021.
We are excited that we may be able to offer this opportunity for twelfth graders in October, pending confirmation of division funding. Stay tuned for more information about the SAT School Day at the beginning of the school year. Information can also be found on the FCPS SAT Assessments webpage (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41968).
Enclosures 1-3: Accommodations Request Process (see cards linked below)
Enclosures 4-6: EL Supports Request Process (see cards linked below)