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Description of College Board Tests

PSAT/NMSQT Program
PSAT/NMSQT consists of primarily multiple-choice reasoning questions in math, verbal, and writing skills, with a few free-response math questions. The test is given in October. In early September you should register with your school to take the test, so that your counselor knows that you intend to use your approved accommodations. Review the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin to prepare.

SAT Program
testsheet.jpgSAT I: Reasoning Test consists of primarily multiple-choice questions in verbal and math reasoning, with a few free-response math questions. The Writing Test includes a 20-minute essay. Prepare by reviewing the free publication Taking the SAT I: Reasoning Test, available at your school. SAT QAS is available only for the May administration for students requiring school testing. If you are eligible for school testing and are interested in the QAS for October or January, contact the SSD office.

SAT II: Subject Tests are multiple-choice tests in many different subject areas. If you are approved for school testing, your SAT Registration Form must include the names of the specific test(s) that you will take. Prepare by reviewing the free publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests, available at your school.

Registering for the SAT or Subject Tests
Be sure to use your SSD Student Eligibility Code, because without it you will be registered for a standard administration.

Register online using your SSD Code.

Register by mail by sending an SAT Registration Form. Provide your SSD Code by including either an Accommodation Request Form or a copy of your Student Eligibility Letter.

Re-register by phone, if you have already registered for an SAT Program test, by calling 609.771.7137. Tell the representative that you want to re-register with accommodations, and give your SSD Code. You can also use your SSD Code to re-register online or by mail.

Advanced Placement Program Exams
Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams are two- to three-hour exams given in specific subject areas. Each exam includes two sections: multiple-choice and free-response. These exams are given in May. You must register with your school in February to let them know if you intend to use your approved accommodations. Important: If you are approved for nonstandard-format exams, you should notify the school of the specific exams you intend to take as soon as possible before March 29 to ensure timely receipt of materials. For more information about AP exams, review the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents, available at your school.

Reminder: Students are eligible to test with accommodations as long as they remain in the same school and the school verifies that the on-file documentation continues to meet eligibility requirements.