Testing Information

According to COLLEGE BOARD HANDBOOK, the required college admission tests provide very important information to both you and to the college to which you are applying.

From your scores, you

  • have a way of comparing yourself with students already attending the colleges you are considering;

  • have the opportunity to see what you have achieved and learned throughout your academic life.

From your scores, colleges

  • are able to compare you with others applying for admission and with those students currently enrolled in the institution;

  • have a fair, standardized way for the admission staff to predict the likelihood of your success in the college.

It is very important to know the tests required for each school you are considering.


The ACT consists of tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science. Students are encouraged to check with the colleges of their choices to determine if they prefer ACT or SAT scores. Registration materials are available in guidance or on-line at http://www.act.org.

Scholastic Assessment Test (college boards) 

SAT I/Reasoning is usually taken the first time in the spring of the junior year and again in the fall of the senior year. Most four year colleges require the SAT I as part of the admission requirements. The scores range from 200 to 800 on each section. Registration materials are available in counseling office or on-line at www.collegeboard.com.

SAT Subject Tests 

Some schools require achievement tests as part of the admission requirements. These one hour multiple-choice tests may be used in the admission decision or may be used by the college for placement. Usually schools require a Math test and an English test. Consult the college website for tests that may be required or recommended in other subjects.

You may not take the SAT Subject Test and the SAT I on the same day. Check your college website to determine if the colleges to which you are applying require SAT Subject Tests. Be sure you plan your testing schedule wisely so all scores reach the colleges prior to the deadline.


The College Board offers an online academy for students to access practice tests and materials. Please visit www.khanacademy.org/sat for more information.

SAT Test on Saturday, October 3

For those who have already registered, Hanover High School will be administering the SAT on October 3. Please keep the following things in mind:

  • Hanover will be practicing social distancing – this means you should form a line with 6ft in front and in back of you outside your designated sign in area and enter one at a time as space becomes available inside. Also, please do not gather with others inside or outside the school. 
  • You will be required to wear a mask the entire time you are in the building.
  • Please try to bring your own number two pencils. 
  • Bring your own water bottle as water fountains are not working.

We will ask you to read and confirm the following:

  • In the past 14 days, I have not come into close contact (within six feet) with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test or is presumed to have COVID-19.
  • I do not have COVID-19 or reason to believe I have COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
  • To my knowledge, I am not violating any travel restrictions or quarantining requirements.
  • I agree to wear a mask the entire time I am at this test site and will follow instructions from testing staff.
  • Hanover High School has taken measures to help create a safe testing environment, however, I am aware it is not possible to entirely remove the risk of COVID-19 exposure. By entering the testing room, I am accepting that risk.

Please do not bring any electronic devices in the building, and please do not attend if you are not feeling well.

Map of SAT testing site

Test takers will be entering the building through two different sets of doors, as follows:

  • Standard time test takers (without essay) with last names starting with A–Len, will enter through the bus loop doors. (C on map) 
  • All other test takers (Leo–Z, essay, subject with accommodations) will enter through the front doors. (A on map)
    ** Inside there will be a separate table for those who signed up to take the essay (sign in at designated table, even if no longer want to take essay)

Please contact Mrs. Massey via email with questions.

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