• SAT Information and Resources

    While high school grades are a very useful indicator of how students will perform in college, there is great variation in grading standards and course rigor within and across high schools.  More than 80 years ago, the College Board created the first standardized college entrance test to help colleges and universities identify students who could succeed at their institutions and to connect students with educational opportunities beyond high school.

    Today, the SAT is the benchmark standardized assessment of the critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills students have developed over time and that they need to be successful in college and career.  Each year, more than two million students take the SAT.  Nearly every college in America uses the test as a common and objective scale for evaluating a student's college readiness.

    SAT Balanced Assessment System (BAS) Model

    General Overview

    • Students tested: Once in High School
    • Test name: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    • Test date: Spring of each year
    • Scoring: Students receive their individual scores from College Board. Scores include subscores and cross-test scores. With these types of scores, the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 provide insight into specific strengths and weaknesses, helping students and educators see where students can improve and supporting teachers as they adjust instruction.
    • Test provider: College Board
    • Test type: Each assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 — includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test.
    • Delaware SAT Cut Scores


    To access Handbooks and Training Materials, enter Access Code: NJ2F-6K9C-9N64M in Schoology.

    Important Contacts

    Test Center Supervisors, SSD Coordinators, and Educators
    • SAT School Day Customer Support: 866-609-2205 or DESAT@collegeboard.org
    • SSD Support: (help with submitting approvals or checking approval status): 844-255-7728 or ssd@info.collegeboard.org
    • SAT Counselor Hotline: 888-SAT-HELP (728-4357)
    • Students and Parents: (registration, online account questions)
      • Customer Service Support: 866-756-7346
      • SSD Support and Questions: 212-713-8333
    • Services for Students with Disabilities: 866-360-0114

    If you have additional questions or would like more information about SAT® data or testing, please contact Marcus Smith at Marcus.Smith@doe.k12.de.us or PH: 302-735-4169

Last Modified on October 31, 2023