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October 14 is SAT Day in Norwalk

October 14 is SAT Day in Norwalk
Posted on 10/09/2015
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On Wednesday, October 14, all high school students in Norwalk Public Schools will take a grade-appropriate form of the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) during the school day. Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9 (a pre-PSAT) test, sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT, and seniors will take the SAT, all free of charge. 

This is an exciting opportunity that supports our work in stressing the importance of preparing for college entrance exams.  It also makes taking the exams easier for all students. Preparation for the tests has taken on new meaning in classrooms, as students prepare for these college admissions tests.

Students do not need to register for the PSAT 8/9 or the PSAT. Seniors have registered for the SAT under the direction of each high school. The SAT exam is at least one hour longer than the other tests, so the  school day schedule will be impacted.  As a result: 

  • All students must report to school at the regular time on October 14. It is essential that students arrive to school on time.  Any student arriving late will not be allowed to enter a testing room once the test has started. 
  • Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m., and must leave the building at that time. Buses will be provided.
  • Seniors will be dismissed at the regular time, 2:15 p.m.  Buses will be available.
  • Lunch will be served for all students.

The same rules and guidelines that are in place for weekend administrations of the SAT will also be in place on the 14th. Students should come to school with at least two sharpened #2 pencils, a pen and their own calculators. Food/drinks, cell phones and backpacks are not allowed in testing rooms. Last but not least, students should be rested and should eat a good breakfast.

This is a terrific opportunity for all our high school students to take a globally recognized college admissions test, free of charge, during the school day.

For any questions, parents, guardians or students should contact their school principal, housemaster or guidance counselor.