Know Your Stats - PSAT/SAT

Why The SAT?
The SAT is an admissions requirement at many colleges across the country. The SAT helps to:
  • Open doors to college
  • Connect students to scholarship opportunities
  • Increase access to AP and college credit
  • Plan for careers via Roadtrip Nation
Still have questions? Visit the SAT Website for answers to common FAQs.
What is SAT Test Day?
DCPS offers the PSAT and the SAT to students FREE of charge at their home school during the fall and the spring. The PSAT will be a digital test starting in the Fall of 2023 followed by the SAT in the Spring of 2024. SY23-24 In-School Test Dates:
  • 9-11 Grade - PSAT - October 2-31, 2023 (digital)
    • Date will vary by high school (School calendar will be available in September)
  • 12 Grade - SAT - October 11, 2023 (paper)
  • 11 Grade - SAT - March 11-22, 2024 (digital)
    • Date will vary by high school (School calendar will be available in December)
Questions about SAT Test Day should be directed to your school's testing coordinator. Homeschool students interested in testing should reach out directly to Christina Rivers, at
How Do I Prepare for the SAT?
The College Board states that the best way to get ready for the SAT is to take challenging courses, study hard, and read and write in and outside of the classroom. Cramming and short-term prep can’t substitute for hard work in school. The PSAT/NMSQT® is one of the best ways to begin preparing for the SAT, because it covers the same subjects under timed conditions. It is important for you to know your PSAT and SAT scores and do everything you can to increase them. To maximize your potential, utilize the following PSAT/SAT Preparation Tools:
Resources for Students and Test Coordinators
For Students: For Test Coordinators For questions around general SAT administration, visit the FAQ page or contact Christina Rivers.