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As part of a comprehensive strategy to ensure access and opportunity for all students, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) provides important college readiness examinations to all students. This includes an in-school PSAT day for Grade 10 (First Year Ninth Grade 2022) students during the fall semester and an in-school SAT day for Grade 11 (First Year Ninth Grade 2020) students during the spring semester. This allows greater access to these important examinations, and it supports efforts to remove barriers associated with college entrance examinations ensuring equitable access to these important steps to college and career readiness.
The PSAT provides an important measure of each student’s readiness for advanced coursework, college and careers, and preparation for future college readiness examinations. The PSAT is administered to all Grade 10 students in October of each year.
The PSAT will be offered to all Grade 10 students on October 12, 2022, at no cost to students. Current Grade 11 students must pay the $19 fee for the assessment, they are encouraged to participate to obtain additional SAT practice and participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The SAT (without Essay) is offered to all Grade 11 students during the school day in March of each year.
The SAT School Day will be offered to all Grade 11 students (or other eligible students in the same graduation cohort), districtwide on March 22, 2023. The designated make-up date is April 25, 2023.
Please note that students taking the SAT during a school day must adhere to the same testing protocols that take place on national testing dates, including services for students with disabilities.
Students will receive a Registration Guide before the test administration, and parents/guardians can access this guide for the SAT and the PSAT . The guide allows students to become familiar with the test structure. They learn the test directions and can review sample questions. Students will be asked to take an optional Student Data Questionnaire. A primary benefit of completing the optional Student Data Questionnaire is to participate in Student Search Service, which is a program that connects your child to college and scholarship opportunities that reflect your child’s interests. If you choose to permit your child to complete the optional Student Data Questionnaire, the data your child provides will be added to your child’s College Board student record, even if you choose not to participate in Student Search Service.
School counselors work individually with each student to identify the appropriate test. Students who need assistance registering for a test can see their School Counselor or College and Career Coordinator.
For score reports after test administration, students and parents/guardians must sign in to their College Board account to access and view. Scores are available approximately one month after the testing date.
Students may also access national administrations of the SAT or ACT that are offered by these organizations, typically on Saturdays. Students registering for national administrations are responsible for the cost of their exam or through fee waivers available through the College Board or ACT. For more information, visit:
In order to request accommodations for the PSAT, SAT/ACT or AP exams please contact your School Counselor or the SSD Coordinator to begin the process. The SSD coordinator enters contact information, requested accommodations, information about the student’s disability, and information about any formal accommodation plans. The families will work with school staff to submit documentation for the College Board to make a decision.
MCPS has a data sharing agreement with the College Board for the administration of SAT Day. The College Board has assured MCPS that it only shares data with eligible colleges, universities, and scholarship and educational opportunity programs that sign a license agreement with the College Board. The College Board consistently monitors these organizations’ use of student information for compliance. Individual student scores are not shared through Student Search Service, and you may withdraw your participation in Student Search Service at any time. Completion of the Student Data Questionnaire and participation in Student Search Service are optional and voluntary for all students.