In School SAT Day

Emma Rasmussen and Aidan Yukica, WIN-TV Reporters

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From energy drinks to last minute cramming, everybody has their own unique ways for studying for the SATs. As the clock ticks closer to college and scholarship deadlines, numerous individuals are taking the opportunity to take the SAT during the school day. For the second year in a row, Wakeland is hosting an in-school SAT day on March 27th, starting at 8:30 a.m.

When the district offered up the idea to the high schools, Wakeland volunteered to pilot the program. There was substantial success with about 300 students participating. Especially during the spring, it can be challenging to schedule a Saturday to test. This could be due to student extracurriculars, or family obligations.

“The flexibility of having it on a school day… is a major advantage” says Ms. Driskill, Wakeland’s testing coordinator. It is also more comfortable because “you are in your own school, in your own familiar environment.”

After the in-school SATs successful run last year, three other schools have decided to hop on board the SAT bandwagon including Memorial High School.

This year about the same amount of students have signed up, but unlike last year, two different tests are being offered, the SAT and the SAT with essay. More students, 157 to be exact, are opting to take the SAT with essay, due to more Texas colleges requiring an essay.  It is recommended that students arrive at 8:15, in order to take the test at 8:30 a.m. We wish the best of luck to our test takers, and do not forget to bring a calculator and number 2 pencil!

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