On Tuesday, April 9th, Sangamon Valley High School will be administering the SAT test to Juniors and the PSAT to Sophomores and Freshmen. Seniors will not be required to attend that day and are encouraged to use this time for college visits, etc.
The tests will take up a majority of the day as scheduled by the College Board and as a result, lunch will not be served. We will provide snacks and water, but students are encouraged to bring whatever additional snacks and drinks they would like. Students will be free to leave after their testing sessions are complete.
All students will need to have a calculator for their test. Juniors will need a graphing calculator. Many of them already have one, and if not, one will be provided. Freshmen and Sophomores must have a non-graphing calculator. The Texas Instrument TI 30XIIS is recommended. If your student has one, please have them check it with their math teacher. The district will provide students with a calculator that do not have one.
Students should also bring #2 wooden pencils. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. Also, NO CELL PHONES will be allowed in the testing classrooms. All phones will be collected from students prior to testing.
We will also be running earlier bus routes for those who will need a ride on that day. If your student usually rides a bus and we do not receive prior notification, we will assume your student is riding a bus and schedule them for one of the special routes that day.
Tests will begin promptly at 8:05 AM and will last the following approximate durations including pre testing procedures:
PSAT 8/9: 3 hours and 45 minutes. Bus will leave the school at approximately 11:50 am
PSAT 10: 4 hours and 5 minutes. Bus will leave the school at approximately 12:10 am
SAT: 5 hours and 30 minutes. Bus will leave the school at approximately 1:45 pm