PSAT/SAT/ACT

PSAT Testing at LWHS | Now Digital!:

PSAT testing for all 10th graders and interested 11th graders will take place on October 23rd, 2024
 

SAT Testing | Now DIGITAL!:

SAT Testing for 12th graders will take place on October 23rd, 2024 (for a fee)

More details will come Fall 2024


Still want to take the SAT? Need SAT Practice? Find additional practice resources here:

 

What is the PSAT/NMSQT?
The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The purpose of the PSAT is to familiarize students with the kinds of questions, style of directions, and physical environment of an SAT exam, and provides students with a projected SAT score range, personalized feedback, and a study plan. Eleventh grade students who take the PSAT/NMSQT are also automatically screened for the National Merit®Scholarship Program; an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. 

For more information about the PSAT, you can visit the College Board website at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10.

 
What is the SAT?
The SAT is a test is used by many colleges and universities in the admissions process. The district is only allowed to offer the SAT without essay in the fall. Achieving a certain score on the SAT is one of the methods to meet the Graduation Pathway requirement in Washington State.

 

For more information about the SAT, you can visit the College board website at: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat.

 

SAT/ACT Practice Tests | Sponsored by the LWHS PTSA

2023-2024 Dates Coming in the fall.

What is the SAT/ACT Test?

The SAT and ACT are both entrance exams used by most college and universities to make admission decisions.  The purpose is to measure a high school student's readiness for college.  Typically, the higher the score, the more options for attending and paying for college will be available to you.

Common Questions:

Should I take the SAT or the ACT?

SAT/ACT Useful Links

SAT & ACT Testing Is Now Optional at Many Colleges

Most Washington colleges are not requiring high school seniors to take standardized tests like the SAT or ACT for fall 2023 admission. While COVID-19 has led to this increased flexibility, many colleges are making their test-optional policies permanent.

Some colleges require an alternative in place of test scores, such as a letter of recommendation, participation in dual credit courses, or success in certain high school classes. Requirements vary by campus but are generally similar by type:

So, should students still take the SAT or ACT? There are private scholarships that take test scores into account. And while some test-optional colleges won’t look at test scores, others will consider them if submitted. In that case, not testing won’t hurt, but good scores could help. Always check with each college directly for the latest admissions information.