All Juniors are scheduled to take the SAT at Lane Tech (for free) on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
What is the SAT and why is it important?
As of March 2016, there are two SAT sections: Math, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, plus an optional Essay. The Essay results are reported separately. Start to finish, the test will take you three hours and 50 minutes.
How is the SAT scored?
SAT Subject Tests:
What are the SAT Subject Tests?
If you're applying to a selective college (such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, or Yale), you'll probably need to submit scores from at least two SAT Subject Tests. As you develop your college list, keep track of each school's admission requirements. If you're not sure where you're going to apply yet, plan to take at least two SAT Subject Tests, and remember that if a school “recommends” Subject Tests, you should go ahead and take them.
What colleges require SAT Subject Tests?
CLICK HERE for a complete list of colleges that either require, recommend or consider SAT Subject Tests for admission.
The PSAT (which stands for Preliminary SAT) won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. This means that some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money, so while you shouldn’t stress out about the PSAT, you certainly shouldn’t ignore it either. Instead, use the PSAT as practice for the SAT and ACT and one of the starting points on your college admissions journey.
Lane Tech administers the PSAT to all Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in October.
How is the PSAT scored?