• News Release: Free SAT Exam for PGCPS High School Juniors

    January 10, 2013
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications
    Upper Marlboro — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) juniors can register to take the SAT college entrance exam during the district’s SAT School Day on February 27, during the regular school day.

    The SAT School Day helps states and districts foster a college-going culture and increases access to college, especially among first-generation college-bound students. The SAT can also be an important tool for assessing students’ mastery of state standards in mathematics, reading and writing.

    Students can register until February 13 and will need an email account, a free College Board online account, EDUID (State ID) number and the SAT student voucher, available in the school guidance office. Every SAT registration includes up to four free score reports that can be sent to colleges and scholarship services.

    “The SAT School Day provides a great opportunity for our students to take the SAT exam free of cost and in an environment they are familiar with. The exam provides the school district information to evaluate the level of students and will continue to prepare our students to be college and career ready,” said Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools.

    In October 2012, PGCPS participated in the district’s first ever SAT School Day with over 6,800 seniors registering to take the exam and 25 high schools administering the exam during the school day.

    “College is a major family financial investment, and the SAT helps students identify the colleges and universities where they have the highest likelihood of academic success. When used in combination with high school grades, the SAT is the most valid predictor of first-year college performance,” said College Board Vice President James Montoya, a former dean of admission.

    Students will also have free access to The Official SAT Online Course, The Official SAT Question of the Day and Skills Insight, resources that can assist in preparation and skills assessment.

    The test will be administered to students at all high schools except the Academy of Health and Sciences at Prince George’s Community College, Annapolis Road Academy Alternate, Crossland Evening High School, Green Valley Academy High School and Northwestern Evening High School.

    Students can register by clicking here.
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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.