SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test
Beginning in 2006, all Maine high school juniors, including all students in their 3rd year of high school, have been required to take SAT tests in critical reading, writing, and mathematics. This policy encourages all Maine students to engage in instruction and assessment that is intended to raise expectations and to increase readiness for college or other post-secondary opportunities.
Students receive standard SAT reports and official scores that they may use as they apply to colleges both in Maine and nationally. All colleges using SAT results in their admission process accept the scores. In addition to the student reports, school administrative units receive reports of student performance necessary to meet state and federal requirements.
The SAT is seen by a majority of students as their passport for the next step toward adulthood, so the motivation to do well is very high. The College Board SAT tests are a fair measure of our Learning Results expectations and, therefore, the performance results produced will provide a fair reflection of our students’ achievement of Maine’s rigorous Learning Results expectations.