For the first time ever, Aledo ISD will be participating in SAT School Day and offering the SAT test free of charge to students.
All seniors – about 440 students – will be taking the SAT on campus during SAT School Day on October 14 and 27 since they were not offered SAT School Day last spring due to COVID-19. All juniors will take the SAT this spring for free during designated school days, and each year following the 2020-2021 school year, juniors will take the SAT in the spring.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to take the test during the school day; normally our students have to take the test on a Saturday and often have to drive somewhere else to take the test,” Executive Director of Student Services Scott Kessel said. “Tests have been canceled for many seniors, so this is very convenient for them.”
Through House Bill 3, which was passed in the 2019 Texas legislative session, school districts are entitled to a College Preparation Assessment Reimbursement for the SAT, ACT or TSIA. This fund gives districts a one-time reimbursement for the cost of administering one college preparation assessment per eligible student.
The Aledo ISD Education Foundation partners with the Aledo ISD to fund fall PSAT testing for all ninth- and 10th-grade students.
“We are thankful our legislators saw the importance of offering barrier-free college prep testing to all students,” Superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn said. “Taking a test of this importance in a familiar environment we know will be beneficial, as well. We are excited to offer this opportunity for years to come.”