College Readiness and Preparation
The Advanced Academic Services department is responsible for planning and implementing the district's programs for PSAT, SAT, ACT, and TSI preparation. This preparation can range from materials distributed to classroom teachers to small group student meetings to open enrollment classes to prepare students for college assessments.
Calendar events will announce when open-enrollment events are occurring. These will also be posted on the calendars of each of the high schools.
SAT/ACT National Testing
The College Board plans to provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year beginning in August. This includes a new administration on September 26 and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October 3, November 7, and December 5. Registration opened in May for all students.
ACT, Inc. has added several new administrations in fall 2020 including administrations on September 12, 13, and 19, October 10, 17, 24 and 25, and December 12. Registration opened at the end of July. ACT has also revised their fee waiver policy to allow for four fee waivers and unlimited free score reports for qualifying students. Lastly, ACT will launch online testing in fall 2020 for designated testing centers, in which students can receive test results in as little as two business days.
The College Board will not offer an at-home SAT administration at this time and has not released future plans to do so. ACT will offer at-home ACT administrations for late fall/winter 2020 as part of its national testing program.
TEA encourages students, parents, and educators to use each vendor’s FREE K-12 resource, Khan Academy & ACT Academy, to support remote learning, preparation, and instruction at this time. Additionally, ACT is providing free digital learning and workforce resources to assist students, teachers, schools, and workers impacted by COVID-19. Additional details can be found on their COVID-19 website. The most current information regarding SAT administrations can be found on their SAT Coronavirus Updates website.
*Information provided by Texas Education Agency tea.texas.gov/coronavirus