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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.

Digital SAT with Essay Spring 2021 Testing Windows

To allow as much flexibility as possible, there are additional digital testing windows available for schools to administer the SAT School Day:

  • Testing Window #1: March 3-5, 2021
  • Testing Window #2: March 24-26, 2021
  • Testing Window #3: April 13-15, 2021
  • Testing Window #4: April 27-29, 2021

Schools will be able to use any of the testing windows above, as needed. Schools do not need to notify the College Board of which windows will be used. NHDOE will submit registration files to College Board so that students will be registered for all four testing windows.Schools may test students, as needed, within each window.

College Board is also offering additional changes to policies and procedures for more flexibility this spring. Please review the January and February 2021 Updates for Spring 2021 below.

College Board Digital Testing Portal

Digital SAT with Essay Spring 2021 Implementation 

Coordinator/Educator Resources

Student/Parent Resources

College Board's SAT Technical Manuals