• SAT / SAT School Day

    What is the SAT?

    The SAT is a standardized test that is an indicator of academic success in college.

    Who takes it?

    Any student desiring to take the test can take the SAT. Typically, students take the SAT and/or the ACT in grades 11-12. While Oregon colleges and universities no longer require SAT or ACT scores for admission, many colleges around the rest of the country still require SAT or ACT scores as part of the admission process. 

    Beginning 2019-20, PPS offers the SAT to all juniors at no cost to students/families. This testing date for all juniors is referred to as SAT School Day.

    What does it measure?

    The SAT is designed to measure a student’s ability to understand and process elements in the areas of reading, writing, and math and serves as a strong indicator of academic success in college.

    When is it administered?

    The SAT is administered throughout the year. Consult the SAT website for specific testing dates and locations. SAT School Day for juniors is offered late February/eary March (actual date varies year-to-year).

     View the district testing calendar for the current year's testing windows.  

    How is it administered?

    The SAT takes 3-4 hours to complete.

    How are the results used?

    Students can take the SAT to prepare for college and career. The SAT can be used as part of the admissions process at many colleges.

    Who requires it?

    The test is optional.

    What if I want to know more about this assessment?

    • Visit the official SAT website to learn about SAT tests.

    I'm a parent/guardian. Who do I contact with questions about this assessment?

    Contact your school if you have questions about the SAT.