The SAT is an assessment created and administered by the College Board and has been used as a college admissions test since the mid-1920s. Students may take the SAT for admission into a two- or four-year university, obtain scholarships, and/or assess their readiness for freshman-level college coursework.
TEA supports and aligns with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in their 60x30TX goal, which states that at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a certificate or degree by 2030. By taking a college preparation assessment, such as the SAT, Texas students expand the number of postsecondary options available to them.
When should students test?
Fall 2023 SAT School Day test dates will be October 11 and October 26 on paper.
**The SAT will be administered in paper format in the U.S. until spring 2024. Moving forward the SAT & PSAT will be done on the Bluebook app**
For more information on testing dates and windows, please refer to the SAT/PSAT testing calendar below:
Homeschooled students in 11th grade may take the PSAT/NMSQT at their zoned HISD campus at the district's expense. Parents must make arrangements with the campus' PSAT testing coordinatorwell in advance to be sure materials and space can be made available (request is due by 9/1/23). Please see further information from Texas Education Agency policy. Contact Cindy Hsu, firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The PSAT 8/9 is designed to be taken as eighth or ninth graders start their high school journey. Its structure, sections, and timing are the same as the PSAT 10, PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. The Reading and Writing and Math sections measure the knowledge and skills your child is learning in school—the same knowledge and skills that matter most for college and career readiness.