Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

  • What is the SAT?

    The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests knowledge of reading, writing, and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

    Understanding Scores

    SAT scores from tests given before March 2016 are reported on a scale from 200–800, with additional subscores reported for the essay (ranging from 2–12) and for multiple-choice writing questions (on a 20 - 80 scale).


    Did You Know• WCASD students score well-above state and national averages.
    • The Reading and Writing portions of the SAT have combined into one section- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.
    • The “new" SAT was administered for the first time in March 2016. Students still had the option to take the "old".


         The following chart describes the average SAT performance in the WCASD, Pennsylvania, and nationally. 

    Test WCASD WCASD WCASD WCASD WCASD PA National
      2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2016
    Reading 523 524 525 532 583 540 538
    Math 539 536 540 549 585 533 533
    Writing 513 516 517 524      

                                                                                                                                         
                       The chart below describes the number of students in the WCASD that took the SAT's.

    Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    Participants 895 871 868 870 857