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In-School SAT Testing Date (11th Graders)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 11th grade students will be participating in the SAT® exam day. This day is a major step in the process of preparing for college, and we want to ensure that your child is ready to put forth their very best effort on Wednesday, March 7th. To allow SAT Administrations to run efficiently and produce valid scores, it is very important that students adhere to the SAT School Day guidelines below:

  • Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep (6-8 hours) the day before test day. Also, ensure that your child eats breakfast on Wednesday morning, so that they have the energy and presence of mind to think critically and perform well.
  • Make sure your child arrives to school on-time for testing. Juniors should report to Duke Ellington for SAT exams by 7:45a.m. to check-in and receive calculators, pencils and instructions. SAT testing will begin promptly at 8:30am. Late students will not be admitted once testing has begun. Snacks will be provided for SAT test-takers during approved breaks. NO CELL PHONES or HAND BAGS will be permitted in testing rooms, please speak with your student about leaving these items in their lockers. If you own an approved calculator, please bring it with you along with extra pencils. Please visit the following website here for a list of approved calculators.

The SAT offers expanded opportunities for students to connect to the college that is right for them. Your child’s participation in SAT School Day contributes to the development of a college-prep culture at Duke Ellington by fostering a communal sense of support and expectation around college and career readiness. For more information about the SAT exam, please visit

Together, we will ensure that all students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts achieve excellence!


Vanessa W. Snyder
Director of Academics/Assistant Principal, Ed.S