SAT

Connecticut SAT School Day

Grade 11: Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • Make-up dates: 
    • April 27, 2021
    • April 28, 2021
    • May 18, 2021

 

At Daniel Hand High School only Juniors will be taking state mandated tests this spring.  Juniors will take the SAT on March 24, 2021. If school is cancelled or delayed on this date, the State has determined April 27-28 and May 18,  2021 to be used as make up dates.   

Juniors will also be taking the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Assessment on April 28, 2021. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in November 2015. This spring is the third operational year of the NGSS Assessment and students in Grades 5, 8, and 11 are required to participate.  Student score reports are scheduled to be reported in early fall of 2021.

For both tests, directions for testing start at the beginning of the school day. As always please encourage your child to get a good night’s sleep and to eat a healthy breakfast.  Below you will find links with more information about the tests. These links are also on the DHHS website.

March 16, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Connecticut SAT School Day administration is Wednesday, March 24, 2021 for our school.  These SAT scores are used by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) for school and district accountability purposes. The CSDE adheres to all federal and state data privacy laws and does not release student data to third parties, including colleges or universities.

The SAT continues to play a role in the decision-making process at most institutions.  Although the admissions process varies school to school, even “score optional” colleges might require other scores, such as AP or SAT II subject tests if there is an absence of SAT results.  The SAT also plays a role when considering merit-based scholarship awards, or two candidates with equally strong transcripts applying for admission.  The SAT is generally not a stand-alone indicator of academic success, but certainly is worthy of a student’s best effort. 

Parents and students have control over the release of the score to colleges and universities from the Connecticut SAT School Day. If students and parents want a score from the Connecticut SAT School Day to be sent to colleges or universities, they must explicitly request a “score send” from College Board.

  1. For the Connecticut SAT School Day exam, students will receive four free “score sends.” Students will be given the opportunity to enter their four free score sends on their answer sheet prior to or on test day.
  2. In order to send additional scores on top of what was elected on the answer sheet, students must already have or create a College Board account at collegeboard.org/mysat and then select each college or university they want to receive scores.
    • Requests for “score sends” over the four free “score sends,” or requests submitted after test day are $12.00 each.
  3. Students who have taken the SAT on multiple occasions (including the Connecticut SAT School Day exam) have the option of using Score Choice at https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-score-choice.
    • Score Choice allows students and parents to choose which SAT score (by test date) to send to colleges or universities.
    • It is up to students and parents to investigate college or university policies regarding admission procedures related to SAT scores to determine what scores are needed.
  4. Students and parents can completely remove the score from the Connecticut SAT School Day from the student’s College Board record of SAT scores.
    • Students and parents must complete a Request to Cancel Score Form, which will be distributed on test day. Please fax your signed request to: 610-290-8978, or send by overnight mail to SAT Program, Score Cancellation, 1425 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618.
    • The deadline to completely remove scores is the fourth week day after testing ends.
    • SAT scores from the Connecticut SAT School Day will still be used by the CSDE for school and district accountability purposes.

For more information about assessments, you may also visit our web site at www.madison.k12.ct.us/district/assessments or the CSDE SAT web page at www.ct.gov/sde/sat.

Sincerely,

Gail Dahling-Hench
Assistant Superintendent