SAT Testing

  • Please see below for information and resources about SAT testing in GPISD.

    If you need information about PSAT testing, please visit this page.

    If you need information about ACT testing, please visit this page.

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  • School-Day SAT® in Grand Prairie ISD: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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    The School Day SAT is available to Juniors at all high school campuses.

    Many colleges require scores from the SAT or ACT tests as a part of the admissions process.  The SAT score is a key component of college applications.

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  • About the SAT

    The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice test created and administered by the College Board. 

    The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside high school GPA, the classes taken in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays. How important SAT scores are in the college application process varies from school to school.

    SAT Content and Format

    The SAT takes three hours and consists of three tests: (1) the Reading Test, (2) the Writing and Language Test, and (3) the Math Test. Compared to the ACT, the SAT provides 43% more time per question:

    Component

    Time Allotted (minutes)

    Number of Questions/Tasks

    Reading 65 52
    Writing and Language 35 44
    Math 80 58
    Total 180 154

    Most of the questions are multiple choice, though some of the math questions ask you to write in the answer rather than selecting it.

    On all questions, there's no penalty for guesing: if you're not sure of the answer, it's better to guess than leave the response blank.

    For more information about the SAT, go to What’s on the SAT?

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  • MasteryPrep

    MasteryPrep

    GPISD now offers MasteryPrep for SAT test prep! Learn more here.

    • TruScore SAT Practice Test
    • SAT Practice Tools
      • Study Hall
      • SNAP

    Students use Clever Single Sign On to sign in to MasteryPrep:

    Students use Clever Single Sign On to sign in to MasteryPrep:

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SAT Boot Camp Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can my student earn a scholarship for SAT Practice?

  • What if my 10th grade student plans to graduate early, will they be able to take the SAT during the School Day?

  • What if my student did not receive an invitation to join the SAT Canvas Course?

  • How much time should my student spend each day practicing for the SAT?

  • What does my student do If they have forgotten their username for College Board account?

  • How does my student Link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts?

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SAT Testing Staff

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