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.

Class of 2017 SAT Results

In March 2016, students took a redesigned SAT that included content, format and scoring changes. According to the College Board, the redesigned SAT prioritizes content that reflects the kind of reading and math students will encounter in college and their future work lives.

With the redesign, students receive two scores — Reading/Writing and Math — and a Total Score. Additionally, results are provided for each school, each division, each state, and, new for the SAT, a global mean is now reported. A 1600 is a perfect score on the SAT.

Students typically take the SAT in their junior and senior years. The College Board reports data by graduating class, and the below data is for the Class of 2017.

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2017 SAT Results

Average SAT Scores - New SAT 2017 WJCC, State and Global
Mean Total Score (400-1600)Reading and WritingMath
Average SAT Scores - New SAT 2017 WJCC High Schools
Mean Total Score (400-1600)Reading and WritingMath

Because the SAT is now a new test, the above scores should not be compared to the below scores from previous graduating classes.

SAT Three-Year Summary


Critical Reading Mathematics Writing


State Nation WJCC State Nation WJCC State Nation


532 515 492 530 512 501 504 493












2016 539 520 494 543 517 508 514 498 482

By School


Critical Reading Mathematics Writing
Jamestown Lafayette Warhill Jamestown Lafayette Warhill Jamestown Lafayette Warhill


555 520 513 548 527 511 527 489



559 527 519 543 526 515 538



2016 566 529 515 567 535 522 543 505 486