Registration has opened for Idaho’s SAT School Day, a free, in-school college entrance exam scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, the State Department of Education announced Tuesday.
Last year, more than 16,000 juniors across the state took the test, so more Idahoans than ever before entered their senior year of high school with what the education department calls a key college admission credential.
“Idaho SAT School Day is a great opportunity for Idaho’s high school juniors to take one step closer to going on to postsecondary education,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said. “I encourage all students to take advantage of this testing day in their school as well as the tools and resources the state offers, such as the free, online preparation course.”
Ken Edmunds, president of the Idaho State Board of Education, said, “Preparing students for success beyond high school is essential to Idaho’s economic growth and prosperity. The statewide SAT day provides students with the opportunity to identify areas of strength and weakness so they can better prepare for postsecondary education.”
In 2007, the Idaho Legislature approved a new high school graduation requirement for all high school juniors to take a college entrance exam. High school juniors can register for Idaho SAT School Day online at www.sat.org/idaho or through their school guidance counselor’s office.
Registration ends Wednesday, April 3. All Idaho public schools with 11th-graders have been sent Idaho SAT School Day vouchers with printed numbers to give to the students to register.
To register, students need four things: an email account, a free College Board online account, their EDUID (State ID) number, and their Idaho SAT student voucher, available from their school counselor. Every SAT registration includes up to four free score reports that can be sent to colleges and scholarship services. Registering for the SAT also enables students to participate in the College Board’s Student Search Service, through which students can let colleges, universities and scholarship programs know they are interested in hearing from them.
To help Idaho students prepare for Idaho SAT School Day, the Idaho State Department of Education and the College Board are providing all public school juniors with free access to The Official SAT Online Course, available through their school.
Additional free and low-cost SAT practice tools and resources, including a free, full-length practice test and The Official SAT Question of the Day are available online at http://sat.collegeboard.org.