State Assessments

Registration for the SAT Essay


When taking the Colorado school day SAT this spring, 11th grade students will have the option of taking the SAT with or without the optional essay. Adding the essay to their SAT registration is a student choice. The default registration for all students is the SAT without essay. Students who wish to take the optional essay must register for it in advance between Jan. 18 – Feb. 16, 2021. This will be the only opportunity for students who wish to take the optional essay to add it to their April school day test registration. Students may add the essay to their registration through their online College Board account or by calling the College Board at 866-756-7346. Schools will not receive extra essay materials for test day changes, therefore please be sure to register during the window.

Additional Information:

o The SAT Essay is scored separately from the SAT. A student’s score on the essay will not improve or reduce their score on the SAT.

o The essay may be required by some colleges and universities. To find out a particular school’s essay policies go to:

Student Guides

Parent Consent Forms

Student Consent Form-SAT.pdf
Spanish Student Consent Form-SAT.pdf

This form provide parent/guardian approval for your student(s) to complete the optional information on the SAT or PSAT10 testing form. This information may be provided to potential student selected post-secondary institutions and scholarship programs. Students may choose to answer some ar all of the optional questions. Failure to return this form does not exempt the student from the actual exam.


Testing dates for PSAT and SAT in spring 2021


  • Testing date: April 15th

  • Make-up testing window: April 28th


  • Testing date: April 13th

  • Make-up test: April 27th

PSAT 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.

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Science and Social Studies and Alternative test (COALT)

The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS): Science and Social Studies is Colorado’s standards-based assessment designed to measure the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) in the content areas of science and social studies. At the high school level, all 11th graders will take science this year. 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).

The Spring 2021 administration is currently scheduled to be given to all 11th grade students on March 29th and 30th.