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PSAT and SAT

PSAT and SAT offered for free for Rhode Island public school 10th and 11th grade students starting in the 2016-2017 school year.

Governor Gina M. Raimondo has announced a proposal to make the PSATs and SATs free for every public high school sophomore and junior. This proposal will ensure that all students can use the SAT to consider higher education opportunities. Increasing participation in the SAT is the first step to having more students be college and career ready. The SAT sets an appropriately high standard for Rhode Island students and should be a good tool to help the state close the gap between expected future job requirements for post-secondary education and current college enrollment and completion. Providing these tests for free is also about equity by increasing access to college for all students.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many students will benefit?
  • Why the SAT?
  • How many times can I take the PSAT and SAT for free?
  • How does this benefit students who don't plan to go to a four-year college?
  • Is this test required? Does this mean students will have more testing?
  • Will this cover students attending private schools or who are home-schooled?
  • How much will this cost the state?
  • Will the SAT be part of graduation requirements?