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SAT Information

SAT with Essay Option

Students who wish to take the SAT with ESSAY option will need to register between January 16th, 2018 – February 14th , 2018. This is not required but is an option.  Students who wish to register for the SAT with ESSAY must register for this through their College Board account ( or by calling the College Board’s Colorado help center at 866-917-9030, option 2. 

The essay provides students a chance to show colleges they are ready for college level writing assignments.  The SAT Essay assesses how well the student understands a passage and can use it as the basis for a well-written, thought-out discussion.  The essay contains 3 categories:

·        Reading: students show that they understood the passage including important details and their use of textual evidence.

·        Analysis: students demonstrate an understanding of how the author builds an argument by examining the author’s use of reasoning and persuasive techniques and supporting claims with well-chosen evidence from the passage.

·        Writing: students responses are evaluated for focus, organization, and precision, with an appropriate style and tone that varies sentence structure and follows the conventions of standard written English.

Not all colleges require the SAT with Essay so please check the college essay policies to see which colleges require the essay portion (

**For more information on the SAT with ESSAY visit

 Practice SAT Exam

A practice SAT test will be held on February 15th, 2018 starting at 3:30 pm.  If you are interested in taking a practice SAT, you need to register on the MRHS website or type in this address:


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PDF icon Colorado SAT School Day Optional Essay 2018.pdf0 bytes07/15/2018