PSAT and SAT: 2017-18
In the 2017-18 school year, Denver Public Schools’ high school students will take the PSAT and SAT tests as the state summative assessments in language arts and math. The SAT and PSAT are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and thus provide a seamless assessment progression from CMAS to PSAT to SAT. Learn more about the PSAT and SAT
- Students in 9th grade will take the PSAT 8/9 for the first time. 9th grade students will no longer take the CMAS test.
- Students in 10th grade will continue to take the PSAT 10. Sophomores began taking the PSAT test in spring 2016
- Students in 11th grade will take the SAT. Juniors took the SAT for the first time in spring 2017.
About the PSAT
The PSAT is designed to measure the reading, writing, and math skills important for college and career readiness and success. The PSAT shows students their academic strengths and weaknesses, provides indicators of student readiness for AP coursework, and connect students with access to scholarship opportunities. Since the SAT is used for admission by colleges and universities, taking the PSAT is a key step for students preparing to go to college.
About the SAT
The SAT is an assessment that students take in the eleventh grade to help them understand their academic progress and preparedness for college and career. The SAT is accepted for admission and placement in all public colleges and universities in the state, and also links students to important scholarship opportunities from universities or other organizations. The SAT was newly-redesigned in 2016 and features more opportunities to evaluate students’ critical reasoning and thinking skills.
SAT (11th Grade)
Initial Test Date: April 10
Accommodation Window: April 10-13
Make-up Test Date: April 24
2016-17 SAT and PSAT 10 results
View PSAT 10 and SAT results for state, districts, and school here. Students can view individual PSAT 10 and SAT scores in their College Board Student Portal; paper score reports will be sent home this fall.
Free Resources for Students
DPS has partnered with Khan Academy and College Board to provide free resources for students taking the PSAT 10 and the SAT. Students can link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to get personalized practice results. Free college planning information is also available on the College Board’s Big Future website.
Resources for Students and Families
College Board Site for Students
Creating a College Board Account – students
Link to Khan Academy
4 Steps to Prepare for the SAT
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
PSAT and SAT Alignment to Common Core State Standards
PSAT 10 and SAT: Resources for School Leaders, Teachers and SALs*
SAT PSAT Resources for Educators: Google Folder*
Timeline to Test Day
*You will need your DPS Google account to log in.
College Board Customer Support – for school administrators & counselors:
SSD Coordinator: 800.257.5123
College Board’s Colorado-specific support line: 1-866-917-9030
Use this number to call College Board. You will need your AI code.