SAT with Essay

The New Hampshire Department of Education received approval to replace the 11th grade Smarter Balanced statewide assessment with College Board’s SAT in the spring of 2016. This plan is an important step in the Department’s commitment to reduce the amount of time spent on statewide standardized testing for public high school students and ensure that all students are prepared to succeed in college and careers.

The SAT with Essay covers English language arts (reading and writing) and mathematics and will be at no cost for every 11th grade student required to take the assessment.

January 2023 Webinars

The College Board and NHED are offering training opportunities in January. Please register below for the webinars:

  • All About Accommodations for Digital SAT with Essay Webinar - January 12, 2023

  • Spring 2023 Administration of the Digital SAT with Essay Webinar - January 17, 2023

Changes Coming to the SAT Suite of Assessments in the 2023-2024 School Year

SAT School Day 2023

  • Primary Window: March 22-24 & March 28-29, 2023
  • Makeup Window: April 12-14 & April 18-19, 2023

The Essay is required for all New Hampshire students

High Schools: Update Your SAT Test Coordinator Information here

Digital SAT with Essay

Coordinator Correspondence

Coordinator/Educator Resources

English Learner Supports

Student/Parent Resources

College Board's SAT Reports and Technical Manuals