The Connecticut State Board of Education recently adopted a March 2, 2016 school-day administration of the new SAT that will replace the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) as the mandatory high school assessment for 11th grade students.
Frequently Asked Questions for Families and Students
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Please click here 2017-18 SAT/ACT TEST DATES for a table of SAT and ACT test dates for 2017-18.
All Juniors will take the mandatory “school day SAT” in Spring 2018 (date TBD). There is no fee for this SAT. It does not include an essay writing component. Counselors strongly encourage ALL students to take an additional SAT with essay writing at a Saturday administration. SAT Subject Tests are also encouraged for students who are strong in a particular subject. Each test is one hour. Register at sat.org.
The ACT is another widely accepted/required standardized test. Register at act.org.
Should I take the SAT or the ACT?
Students should pay careful attention to what tests are required by colleges of interest. It varies widely. The biggest difference between the tests are that the ACT has a Science Test, and there's one SAT Math Section for which you cannot use a calculator. To see a detailed comparison, visit the Princeton Review: https://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-act
- All Sophomores will take the PSAT in school on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. There is no fee.
- Juniors are strongly encouraged to take the PSAT! Register for the PSAT in the School Counseling Office. The cost of the exam is $25.00 for Juniors; make checks payable to “Bacon Academy”. If you qualify for a fee waiver, please see your School Counselor.
- College Board's "My College Quickstart" will allow students to understand their PSAT report, prepare for the SAT, and search for colleges and careers of interest. Students should use the online access code on their PSAT score report to access this tool and create a username and password. The resource is free and extremely useful.
- Create a Khan Academy account through CollegeBoard to link your scores for FREE, personalized test preparation. https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Take a few moments and try the SAT Question of the Day to improve your skills in math and reading. The more you practice, the more prepared you will be when taking the SAT.