SAT School Day

SAT School Day for registered 12th graders on Wednesday, October 11th 

Sign-up Required - students must fill out this Google Form no later than September 6th to participate in the SAT. Registration WILL NOT be accepted after this date.

Please note that students must log in with their FCPS Google account to access the form.

On Wednesday, October 11th,West Springfield High School seniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day. FCPS will cover the cost for any 12th grade student to take this test. However, students must register as we cannot accept walk-ups on test day for the SAT School Day. The essay option and subject area tests are not available during SAT School Day and scores will be released on or around November 2nd. Students will receive their testing locations in early October.

Registration for seniors for SAT School Day is available using the link above.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Laura Fitzsimmons ([email protected]).

2023 SAT School Day: Student Guide

The SAT Student Guide has information about testing, test-taking tips, and a practice test. 

When/where is the SAT School Day test?

The SAT School Day test will be given on October 11th at West Springfield High School during the school day.  Students will be notified of their testing location by email ( accounts).  Encourage your child to check for updates through their school emails.

Please note that FCPS has designated October 11th as a 2-hour early release day for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. 9th grade students will not attend school on this day. 

FCPS transportation will be available to all students, as well as breakfast and lunch. Students who have extended-time accommodations on the PSAT or SAT will be offered late transportation. 

Who can test?

Only seniors currently enrolled at West Springfield and registered homeschool students who live within the West Springfield boundaries can take the SAT School Day test on October 11, 2023. West Springfield students MUST register using the digital form linked at the top of this page. Parents of homeschooled students should contact our assessment coach, Laura Fitzsimmons ([email protected]) to register.

How long is the test?

The SAT School Day is 3 hours, 15 minutes long; however, students with College Board-approved extended time will take longer to complete their test. 

What should my student bring to school for the SAT School Day test?

Students will need Number 2 pencils (not mechanical) and an approved graphing calculator for the SAT.  West Springfield will NOT provide calculators on test day. 

Students may bring a snack or a drink for the break, as well as extra batteries for their graphing calculator.

What is prohibited from testing?

You may NOT bring any electronic “smart” device such as a cell phone, laptop, or wearable technology like a Smart Watch or Fitbit. Please leave these items in your car or at home.

Remember that the SAT will be taken via paper/pencil on October 11th. If you are registering for a weekend SAT through College Board, you may encounter either the paper/pencil or the new digital format. 

Is food allowed?

Fairfax County will be providing a grab and go breakfast and lunch option for all students. Snacks are allowed to be eaten during scheduled breaks. We request that snacks are peanut-free and carried in a clear Ziploc bag.

How can my student prepare for the SAT School Day?

The SAT School Day Student Guide, which include a practice test, is linked above.  Additionally, all FCPS student have access to and Khan Academy’s free online test preparation. is accessible via Schoology and provides live tutoring services, including SAT preparation. Please note that Khan Academy will allow students to download practice tests without having to create an account. When accessing the customized curriculum, students will need to create an account which requires parent/guardian permission. The Khan Academy website also offers test prep resources for students. Additional information about the SAT can be found on College Board’s website.

How can my student apply for testing accommodations for the SAT?

Students with disabilities and English learners may be eligible for testing accommodations and/or supports for the SAT School Day; however, the College Board requires schools to submit formal requests in advance. 

  • Students with disabilities who have testing accommodations documented in a 504 Plan or an individualized education program (IEP) may be eligible for testing accommodations on the SAT School Day. The College Board must approve a formal request for each student. If the student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing. The Accommodations Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions for requesting College Board testing accommodations, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 2-3). 
  • English learners (ELs), as defined by state and federal policy, are eligible for testing supports for the SAT School Day. EL supports are temporary and can only be used on the test date for which they have been requested. The EL Supports Process for College Board Testing webpage provides instructions for requesting EL testing supports, including the required input and consent forms (Enclosures 5-6). 

To request new or amended College Board testing accommodations and/or to request SAT School Day EL supports, return the related input and consent forms to the school by August 8, 2023. When returning forms, deliver to:

ATTN: Elizabeth Rouse

West Springfield High School

6100 Rolling Road

West Springfield, VA 22152

OR [email protected]

When will my student receive SAT School Day scores?

Most scores for the SAT School Day will be available online to students through their free College Board accounts around November 2, 2023. Students can view scores via College Board at  Students who do not currently have a College Board account will need to create one to view scores.  

I have a question that is not listed above – who should I contact?

 Please contact our assessment coach, Laura Fitzsimmons ([email protected]) for more information regarding the SAT.