What is the SAT Suite of Assessments and who takes the exams?

The SAT Suite of Assessments includes the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 8/9. Administered by The College Board, these tests are one way to measure the knowledge and skills students are learning in class. Performance on the exams is used in many ways to help determine a student’s readiness for college and potential for success in Advanced Placement (AP) classes.

Beginning this September 2018, WJCC Schools is expanding opportunities for students to participate in the PSAT/SAT assessments offered by The College Board. All 9th grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 at no cost to families. By taking the PSAT 8/9 as freshmen, students will have early access to the College Board’s career exploration tool to receive personalized and targeted online resources and practice from Khan Academy.

Additionally, all 11th grade students will take the PSAT-NMSQT at no cost. Taking the test as a junior allows students to be considered for the National Hispanic Recognition Program, the National Scholarship Service and the Telluride Association, in addition to the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Although 10th grade students will no longer take the PSAT-NMSQT at no cost, any 10th grade student may register for and take the exam for $17. Students who are interested in applying to the Governor’s School for Science and Technology are encouraged to take the PSAT-NMSQT in 10th grade.

Note: The averages shown in the tables below represent the SAT scores of students by graduating class. The new SAT updated in 2017 combines Reading and Writing. Some students will take the SAT in the 11th grade and most will complete the SAT in their 12th grade year. Some students will take the SAT more than one time. These data include only each student’s latest score, and are grouped according to the student’s graduating class, regardless of the year in which the test was taken.

Scholastic Aptitude (SAT)

YearMean Total Score (400-1600)Reading and WritingMath
YearCritical ReadingMathematicsWriting

Scholastic Aptitude (SAT) (by school)

YearMean Total Score (400-1600)Reading and WritingMath
YearCritical ReadingMathematicsWriting