Spring Testing

SAT and PSAT Test Day Schedules

At Vista Peak Preparatory, we encourage all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to take the SAT/PSAT. In addition to indicating post-secondary readiness, students' scores can help with placement in Concurrent Enrollment classes and meet APS graduation requirements. Whether you are college or career bound, the SAT is a benchmark qualifier to meet English and Math competency standards. IF your SAT scores do not meet the competency requirements, you can take the ASVAB, ACT, SAT (in the fall), higher level course (AP or Concurrent Enrollment), Pickens Technical Certification, WorkKeys, OR Capstone senior year to meet APS graduation requirements. For more information, please visit us here.

SAT and PSAT Testing Schedule

Prior to test day, students will get an email with information about what to expect on testing day, reminders about what to bring, and their testing room location. Parents/guardians will receive a message on the same day asking them to have their student check their email for this important information.

Preparing for the SAT/PSAT

Join the VPP SAT Prep Google Classroom!!!!

All Juniors are encouraged to join and prepare for the SAT on Tuesday, April 13th. Find resources and test practices for Science, Math, English, and Social Studies components as well as schedule time to meet with content teachers one-on-one for specific support. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Contact Ms. Houser at lrhouser@aurorak12.org to get access to the online classroom.

Additional SAT/PSAT Test Prep Resources

Maximize your score with SAT/PSAT practice tailored specifically to you through Khan Academy.

Use the SAT practice resources on the College Board's website. They include practice tests, sample questions, and tips on what to expect in each section.

Use the PSAT10 practice resources on the College Board's website. They include practice tests, sample questions, and tips on what to expect in each section.

Use the PSAT9 practice resources on the College Board's website and practice with sample questions through Khan Academy.

What to Bring & Not Bring on Test Day

What to Bring on Test Day

  • Face Mask that covers your nose and mouth

  • Approved calculator

      • Calculators will be provided for students who do not have one

  • Water Bottle

      • Only accessible during a break away from testing materials

What VPP Will Provide

  • No. 2 Pencils

  • Breakfast Prior to Testing

  • Calculator

  • Testing Booklet

  • Answer Sheet

  • Lunch After Testing

Do Not Bring on Test Day

  • Personal electronic devices including cell phones, smart watches and headphones

      • If these are brought into the testing room, they must be turned off and turned in when required

      • Students will be able to access these once testing has ended for their testing room

  • Backpacks, purses, or other bags

      • If these are brought into the testing room, they must be left in the front of the room

      • Students will be able to access these once testing has ended for their testing room

  • Separate timers of any type

  • Protractors, compasses, rulers

  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils

  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind

  • Dictionaries or other books

      • There are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language

  • Food or drinks during testing

All 11th grade students have the opportunity to take the SAT on Tuesday, April 13th. Cohort A and B students are automatically placed on the testing roster; REMOTE students MUST opt-in to the SAT test on April 13th by completing the opt IN form. Based on NEW graduation requirements, it is strongly encouraged for remote students to opt-in to the SAT on April 13th if you do not currently meet the English and Math competency standards. Whether you are college or career bound, the SAT is a benchmark qualifier to meet English and Math competency standards. If your SAT scores do not meet the competency requirements, you can take the ASVAB, ACT, SAT (at a later date), higher level course (AP or Concurrent Enrollment), Pickens Technical Certification, WorkKeys, OR Capstone senior year.

Todos los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de tomar el SAT el 13 de abril. Los estudiantes REMOTOS DEBEN inscribirse en el examen SAT el 13 de abril completando el formulario de inscripción. Residencia en NUEVOS requisitos de graduación, se recomienda encarecidamente a los estudiantes remotos que se inscriban en el SAT el 13 de abril si no actualmentecumplen con los estándares de competencia en inglés y matemáticas. Ya sea que esté destinado a la universidad o una carrera, el SAT es un calificador de referencia para cumplir con los estándares de competencia en inglés y matemáticas. SI sus puntajes SAT no cumplen con los requisitos de competencia, puede tomar el ASVAB, ACT, SAT (en una fecha posterior), curso de nivel superior (AP o inscripción concurrente), Certificación técnica Pickens, WorkKeys o el último año de Capstone.

SAT/PSAT Fact Sheet

SAT-PSAT Fact Sheet.pdf

More than just a college readiness or entrance exam; learn how the SAT and PSAT can help you while in high school!

Question: Is it required that 9th and 10th grade students take the PSAT in order to take CE classes next year?


Answer: The PSAT score is not required to place into a CE class. However, CCA's preference is that in considering a student's eligibility, the order of scores or assessments listed below are preferred. Due to scheduling deadlines, we ask students who do not currently meet CCA eligibility requirements to complete both the self assessment AND take the PSAT.

List of Preferred Placement Measures (Refer to the College Credit Guide for more details):

  1. Existing Accuplacer scores

  2. Existing SAT

  3. Grade Waivers for English & Math & 2.75 GPA

  4. PSAT scores (included on the waiver sheets)

  5. CCA Self Assessment Form for English and Math


PSAT/SAT Scores

  • ENGLISH (History OR English): 470

  • MATH :

  • PSAT MAT 093/121 (500-540) - SENIORS ONLY

  • PSAT MAT 121 (550)

  • PSAT MAT 201 (600+)

Vista Peak Preparatory Graduation Requirements_English.pdf
APS Graduation Requirements Guidebook - English.pdf
Vista Peak Preparatory Graduation Requirements_Espanol.pdf
APS Graduation Requirements Guidebook - Spanish.pdf

Testing dates for Spring 2021 Assessments

PSAT:

  • Testing date: April 15th

  • Make-up testing window: April 28th

SAT:

  • Testing date: April 13th

  • Make-up test: April 27th

*A very small number of students with significant cognitive disabilities may take the Colorado Alternate Assessment (CoAlt) based on the student's need in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

PSAT and SAT practice tools

Students can practice and prepare for the SAT as well as build a plan for the future.

  • A College Board account enables students to view their scores, sign up for e-mail reminders and learn more about college.

  • Students can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get personalized practice based on their result to prepare for next year's SAT.

  • Big Future helps students with free college planning information.