Guidance News – July 2020
Greetings Parents and Students,
I am writing with updated information from Amanda Boulay regarding SAT administrations at the Block Island School. She is in direct contact with the College Board and has registered our school for Saturday in-house SAT administrations on these dates:
September 26, 2020
October 3, 2020
October 14, 2020**RIDE Assessment Make Up (SAT for seniors only)
November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020
March 13, 2021
May 8, 2021
June 5, 2021
*Please note, there are no late registrations permitted.
Details are changing every week regarding test sites, new test dates, cancellations, etc. This is the best College Board link to keep you up to date on testing. It is beneficial for you to check it on a regular basis. Please note, students must pay careful attention to registration Deadlines as we cannot offer a late registration for Block Island School test dates. There are many other test sites in RI for students to consider. Weigh all of your options. Important! Some form of picture ID is required to enter an SAT test site. More info on the College Board website.
Practice,Practice, Practice (aka test familiarity)
**Due to the April 2020 cancellation of the RI Department of Education Spring SAT assessment, all seniors (class of 2021) will be participating in the School Day SAT on October 14, 2020. In the meantime, students should be spending a small amount of time daily preparing for the tests on the Khan Academy test prep site. The benefit of this site is that they create a personalized practice plan based on each student's PSAT/NMSQT® scores taken in the fall of junior year. This year, juniors (class of 2022) are scheduled to take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 14, 2020.
This updated information can be found on the Guidance Webpage as well.
All college bound males must register when they turn 18 to be eligible to receive financial aid.
It is simple and easy to do at www.sss.gov.
BigFuture by The College Board
College Planning Center of RI
Some examples of the opportunities out there: