SAT Testing

Weekend SAT Testing  - October 3, 2020 - Updates

South County will be hosting the SAT, SAT with Essay, and SAT Subject Tests on Saturday, October 3rd.  Students must have registered through College Board to take these tests. 

The following updates for SAT Weekend Testing apply to the October 3rd Test:

Required Materials

Students must bring the following materials with them on the day of the exam, which are required to take the assessment. 

  • Photo ID – a method of identification including a picture that is NOT expired. Examples include:
    • School Picture ID
    • Driver’s License/Learner’s Permit with Picture
    • Passport
  • College Board Test Ticket – Make sure picture on test ticket allows us to clearly identify you.
  • Mask -
    • Masks are required to be worn at all times. Please refer to the  FCPS SAT, ACT, and PSAT Health & Safety Protocols page if you have further questions.
    • Students must provide their own mask, and it will be inspected prior to testing.
    • In compliance with FCPS regulation 2109, students may remove masks temporarily to drink or eat, when they are appropriately distanced.
    • Per FCPS regulation 2109, any individual seeking exemption from the mask due to a medical condition, shall produce to school officials the written statement of his or her physician confirming that not wearing a mask is medically necessary.
  • No. 2 pencils- do NOT bring bring mechanical pencils or pens – pencils will NOT be available on Test day
  • Emergency contact information  - this is simply a piece of paper with your name and a contact phone number in case of emergency (since many of us don’t have phone numbers memorized in this technological era anymore)

Permitted Materials

Students are permitted to bring the following materials. 

  • Hand sanitizers and/or wipes - May be taken into the exam room but must remain underneath the desk while the exam is underway
  • Approved calculator - Schools will not provide calculators on the day of testing.
  • Food/water - May be taken into the exam room but must remain underneath the desk while the exam is underway and may be accessed outside of the testing room only during breaks, unless a specific accommodation allows otherwise

Prohibited Materials

Students are prohibited to use the following materials in the testing room and during breaks.

  • Use of electronic devices is prohibited from the time the student is admitted to the building until they are dismissed at the end of the test, including break times. Specifically:
      • Students may not handle or access a cell phone or electronic device at any time in the testing room or during break times. This includes smart watches, fitness bands, and any other devices with recording, internet, or communication capabilities.
      • All devices, including cell phones and wearable devices, must be turned off and removed from the testing room
    • Recommendation: do not bring your electronic device into the building!!!

Arrival and Check-In - UPDATED 9/28/2020

  • Report to your designated SCHS entrance promptly at 7:30 AM
  • Students taking the SAT or the SAT with Essay with last names A-Ng should park in the senior parking lot and check in at Entrance 12.
  • Students taking the SAT or the SAT with Essay with last names Nu-Z should park in the student or faculty parking lot and check in at the Bubble.
  • Students taking the SAT II Subject Tests should park in the faculty parking lot and check in at Entrance 13. 
  • Once you report to your testing site and your appropriate entrance, you will have to answer health survey questions, perform a mask check, and present your picture ID. 
  • You will be turned away if you are not wearing a mask that meets FCPS guidelines or if you try to enter the testing site with materials that are not approved for testing.
  • Walk-ins will not be permitted. Only students who have registered for the exam through College Board and have a test ticket confirming South County as their testing location will be allowed to test.

Maintain social distancing once you are in the classroom within your testing site. Keep your mask on during testing at all times, even during breaks. There may even be limitations on restroom use due to social distancing requirements. 

Dismissal and Pick-Up

After you are finished testing and have submitted your appropriate materials, you will be dismissed from your testing room. You must leave your testing room while wearing your face covering and socially distancing from other testers and continue to do so until you are off of school grounds.

Approximate Dismissal Times

Subject Tests: varies depending on number of tests taken

SAT without essay: 12:30 PM

SAT with essay: 1:30 PM

SAT with extended time: 1:30 PM

Questions

If you have any questions about Saturday SAT procedures, please email the SAT Coordinator, Terri Smith, at @email.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2020 - Updates and Revisions

All communication regarding SAT School Day at South County High School will be through seniors' fcpsschools.net accounts, so it is imperative that seniors check those accounts early and often. We will release information pertinent to testing throughout this window regarding safety protocols, testing room locations, arrival and departure protocols, etc. so that you successfully gain entrance to the building for your test.

If you have questions regarding the SAT Test itself, you can access the SAT Student Guide here for details. 

Planning for SAT School Day - What to Bring

Required Materials

Students must bring the following materials with them on the day of the exam, which are required to take the assessment. 

  • Student ID – a method of identification including a picture. Examples include:
    • School Picture ID
    • Driver’s License with Picture
    • Passport
  • You do NOT need a testing ticket for this test.
  • Mask -
    • Masks are required to be worn at all times. Please refer to the  FCPS SAT, ACT, and PSAT Health & Safety Protocols page if you have further questions.
    • Students must provide their own mask, and it will be inspected prior to testing.
    • In compliance with FCPS regulation 2109, students may remove masks temporarily to drink or eat, when they are appropriately distanced.
    • Per FCPS regulation 2109, any individual seeking exemption from the mask due to a medical condition, shall produce to school officials the written statement of his or her physician confirming that not wearing a mask is medically necessary.
  • No. 2 pencils- do NOT bring bring mechanical pencils or pens – pencils will NOT be available on Test day
  • Emergency contact information  - this is simply a piece of paper with your name and a contact phone number in case of emergency (since many of us don’t have phone numbers memorized in this technological era anymore)

Permitted Materials

Students are permitted to bring the following materials. 

  • Hand sanitizers and/or wipes - May be taken into the exam room but must remain underneath the desk while the exam is underway
  • Approved calculator - Schools will not provide calculators on the day of testing.
  • Food/water - May be taken into the exam room but must remain underneath the desk while the exam is underway and may be accessed outside of the testing room only during breaks, unless a specific accommodation allows otherwise

Prohibited Materials

Students are prohibited to use the following materials in the testing room and during breaks.

  • Use of electronic devices is prohibited from the time the student is admitted to the building until they are dismissed at the end of the test, including break times. Specifically:
      • Students may not handle or access a cell phone or electronic device at any time in the testing room or during break times. This includes smart watches, fitness bands, and any other devices with recording, internet, or communication capabilities.
      • All devices, including cell phones and wearable devices, must be turned off and placed out of sight
    • Recommendation: do not bring your electronic device into the building!!!

SAT Test Day - September 23 - Arrival and Check-In

  • Report to SCHS promptly at 7:45 AM
  • Seniors may park anywhere in the senior parking lot.
  • Seniors may be dropped off at the Kiss' n' Ride outside entrance 12.
  • You will receive your room and entrance assignment via email on Monday, September 21. 
  • Once you report to your testing site and your appropriate entrance, you will have to answer health survey questions, perform a mask check, and present your picture ID. 
  • You will be turned away if you are not wearing a mask that meets FCPS guidelines or if you try to enter the testing site with materials that are not approved for testing.
  • Walk-ins will not be permitted. Only students who completed the Intent to Test form or who registered with Mr. Bird directly will be allowed to test.
  • Grab and go breakfasts will be available in the Cafeteria.  In order to maintain a sterile testing environment, food cannot be eaten in the testing room.  Please eat in the hallways before the test and during approved testing breaks. 

Maintain social distancing once you are in the classroom within your testing site. Keep your mask on during testing at all times, even during breaks. There may even be limitations on restroom use due to social distancing requirements. 

Testing Schedule

The times provided in this visual are approximations, depending on the actual time students have been checked in and are in their testing rooms. Students with approved College Board accommodations will have a different testing schedule, which has been emailed to them via their fcpsschools.net account.

Test Section

Timing

Testers reporting to testing sites

7:45 – 8:15 (30 min)

   

Pre-Administration/Student Info

8:15 – 9:00 (45 min)

   

Section 1: Reading

9:00 – 10:05 (65 min)

   

10-Minute Break

10:05 – 10:15

   

Section 2: Writing & Language

10:15 – 10:50 (35 min)

   

Section 3: Math (No Calculator)

10:50 – 11:15 (25 min)

   

5-Minute Break

11:15 – 11:20

   

Section 4: Math (Calculator)

11:20 – 12:15 (55 min)

   

Collect & Collate Materials/Release Testers

12:15 - 12:40 (25 min)

Dismissal and Pick-Up

After you are finished testing and have submitted your appropriate materials, you will be dismissed from your testing room. You must leave your testing room while wearing your face covering and socially distancing from other testers and continue to do so until you are off of school grounds. Walkers and student drivers may be released immediately. Students riding the bus must report to Door 8. Grab and Go lunches will be available in the cafeteria.  Again, this testing dismissal time is an approximation due to the varied start times of each testing section.

September 8, 2020

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for Assessments are available online, and we will share more details about test day schedules, bus transportation, and school-specific logistics in the coming weeks.

 

Final details regarding parking, transportation, and room assignments will be coming in the weeks ahead. SAT School Day  If you have questions about SAT School Day administration at South County High School or if your FCPS bus transportation needs have changed, please contact Chris Bird at 703-446-1643 or @email

 

 

August 18, 2020

From:         South County High School

Sent to:     All Twelfth Grade Students and Families of Twelfth Grade Students

Subject:    SAT School Day Intent to Participate

Dear Class of 2021 Families,

On Wednesday, September 23, South County High School twelfth graders will have the opportunity to take the SAT School Day test. FCPS will cover the cost for any twelfth grade student to take the SAT. The optional essay component and subject tests will not be offered on this date.

To assist in planning for this test administration and FCPS bus transportation needs, families are asked to complete this SAT School Day Intent to Participate form by Monday, August 24. Only those students wishing to test should complete the form. Students must complete the form through their fcpsschools.net accountA translated version of the form content may be found on the SAT School Day Intent webpage. 

General information about the SAT test format is available on the College Board webpage. September 23 has been designated for asynchronous learning, so students who choose to take the SAT will not miss synchronous learning time with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules, bus transportation, and specific safety protocols in the coming weeks. Final confirmation of SAT School Day testing will be based on health department guidance in September.

If you have questions about the SAT School Day administration, please contact Chris Bird at 703.446.1643.