As part of the NEW DCSD Graduation Requirements (beginning with the class of 2022) students can demonstrate competence in English and Math through a variety of assessments, including the SAT, ACT, and ASVAB. 

It’s never too early to start preparing! 

Check out test-specific info below to get started.

Need help accessing your College Board account? Students or parents/guardians can call the College Board Student Line at 866-917-9030 (option 2).

SAT (11th Graders)

2021-22 National SAT Dates & Registration Info

Dates, times, and locations of national SAT exams vary. Please take note of these details when you register.

 SAT National Test Dates  Registration Deadlines Late Registration Deadlines
 August 28, 2021
October 2, 2021
November 6, 2021
December 4, 2021
March 12, 2022
May 7, 2022
June 4, 2022
July 30, 2021
September 3, 2021
October 8, 2021
November 4, 2021
February 11, 2022
April 8, 2022
May 5, 2022 
August 17, 2021
September 21, 2021
October 26, 2021
November 23, 2021
March 1, 2022
April 26, 2022
May 25, 2022 

PSAT/NMSQT(10th/11th Graders) & PSAT 10(10th Graders)

Attention: 10th and 11th grade students who took the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Your score report will be available online through College Board beginning on Tuesday, December 7th. Score reports for all PSAT-related assessments are now exclusively online. 

ACTION REQUIRED: Students should pick up their PSAT/NMSQT test books beginning on Tuesday, December 7th through Wednesday, December 15th in the Main Office. Your test book will be a useful tool as you study your full score report. 

A score snapshot and access code, used to view online scores, will be attached to your test book. Your full score report including question level detail, subscores, strength and weaknesses, and personalized practice will be available through your College Board account at With online reporting, students are able to connect with College Board opportunities, official SAT practice on Khan Academy, college readiness resources, and a path to find scholarships.  

Score Report Links & Resources: Information on how to access and interpret your scores online can be found here. Videos to help interpret your score reports can be found hereUnderstanding 2021-22 PSAT/NMSQT Results

Note: If you need help with accessing your College Board account or receiving your scores, either a student or legal parent/guardian must call the College Board PSAT Student Line at 866-433-7728 (option 1).     Info/Resources for Juniors Who Missed the PSAT/NMSQT

What are the benefits of taking the PSAT/NMSQT

Additional Resources: Learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT and how to prepare for test day.  2021 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide (contains PSAT/NMSQT information, test-taking advice and tips, and an official practice test)
Questions? About the National Merit Scholarship Program - contact Alicia Laughlin (Counselor, About test day - contact Kristen Hogan (School Assessment Coordinator,

PSAT 8/9 (9th Graders)

ASVAB (10th-12th Graders)

We are excited to provide the opportunity for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to register for the optional ASVAB Career Exploration Program Test . The ASVAB is a career and vocational test used by the military to determine aptitudes in reading, math, and science. It also measures mechanical and vocational abilities. The ASVAB may be used to meet state graduation competencies.

What are the benefits of taking the ASVAB? - Explore occupations in line with your interests and skills - Your performance on the ASVAB is one of the ways you can meet the English & Math Competency requirements for graduation
Get to know your strengths, yourself, and your options after high school - Find the career fields you are best suited for and explore all of your options to enter that field

Additional Resources: - Learn more about the ASVAB and strategies for taking the test. - Official ASVAB Website (contains ASVAB information, test-taking advice and tips, and sample questions) - ASVAB Fact Sheet

Questions about the ASVAB? Contact Christy Kidd (PHS Counselor) at

Assessment Coordinator

Kristen HoganKristen Hogan
Assistant Principal

State Mandated Assessments


DCSD Assessment Policy (Board File)

2021-2022 District Assessment Dates

State Assessment Excusal Form Walkthrough Parent/Guardian
To use the parent portal, you must have an active parent portal account. If you do not have a parent portal login, please contact our Natalee Springer, our school Registrar,
to request an activation key.


Requesting a paper version of an assessment: If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment-please email by December 3, 2021.


State Assessments-Why?

Additional Resources 

Doorway to College

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