SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
Students are encouraged to take the SAT college entrance assessment either in addition to or alternately from the ACT assessment. The SAT system consists of a variety of assessments beyond just the SAT. Each assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 — includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. The SAT also features an optional essay component, which some colleges will require. Questions throughout the assessments focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research.
Find out more about testing dates and times.
PSAT/NMSQT (THE PRELIMINARY SAT/NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST)
In order to effectively prepare all SMUHSD students for the SAT assessment, the District administers the PSAT in the fall to all 10th and 11th Grade students. This is done to both prepare students for the experience of the SAT assessment, but also to use the data to support students. The District uses these results to identify students for "Advanced Placement Potential" as well as to monitor their progress toward college readiness.
Testing Date: October 11th, 2017
AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING (ACT)
Students are encouraged to take the ACT college entrance assessment either in addition to or alternately from the SAT assessment. The ACT is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning. Find everything you need to know about registration, test prep, scores and more. For more information about the ACT, students/families can visit these websites: