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ALL 11th grade students have been registered for the SAT WITHOUT ESSAY.  

(Students who do not want to take the optional essay do not need to do anything. )

FLYER from College Board

 The 2018 SAT Essay Registration Window will continue until February 14th.

        Students who wish to take the optional essay MUST add the essay to their registration through their online College Board account or by calling the College Board.

Register online:
1 - Go to sat.org and sign into your College Board account. If you've forgotten your password, you can have an email sent to recover it.
  Or, sign up for an account if you don't already have one. Be sure to select "I am a student" and use your full legal name that matches what your school has on file.
2- Once you've signed in, click on your username in the upper right hand corner. Then select "My SAT."
3 - Select "Change Registration" from the My SAT homepage. If you don't see your registration listed here, call customer service at 866-917-9030 for assistance.
4 - Select " Add the essay to my registration from the Change Your Registration page".
5 - Once the "Add the essay to my registration registration" link is selected, a confirmation message will appear. Click "OK" to continue. Congratulations! Your're registered for the SAT with Essay.

If you decide later on that you would like to remove the essay from your registration, sign into your College Board account and select "Remove from my registration".

Register By Phone: 1-866-917-9030


                                              SCHEDULE APPROVED 
          by Colorado Department of Education and Douglas County School District

Ponderosa is a comprehensive high school that offers a variety of national assessments to serve the needs of our students.  The assessments you find in this section are given to assist with college admission, program placement, and serve as a means of ensuring a top quality education. 


PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT Information is located on the College Board website https://www.collegeboard.org/

The SAT Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that let students distinguish themselves in the college admission process by highlighting their strengths and interests in a specific subject areas, including math, science, history, literature, and languages. For more information, visit satsubjecttests.org.


College Board and Khan Academy have joined together to help prepare students for the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9).
The website has the information needed to sign up for FREE assistance: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Students can also visit sat.org/practice to access a FREE official SAT practice app, full SAT practice tests, and sample SAT questions.

(The Colorado Department of Education strongly recommends that students and parents review and discuss the
Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of these organizations prior to creating an online account.)

Khan Academy Privacy Notice    


Offering more than 30 courses, the College Board’s Advanced Placement program enables students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school.  Advanced placement  information can be found by visiting the AP website: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap                                                            


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a career and vocational test used by the military to determine aptitudes in reading, math, science, as well as mechanical and vocational aptitudes. For more information about the ASVAB, please visit their website: ASVAB explained


 ACT®  dates, times and locations can be found by visiting the ACT®  website: actstudent.org                                                         
The ACT® is the leading US college admissions test, measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.                                                                



Assessment Coordinator

Anitra Gallegos
Assistant Principal

Important dates

Testing Window for State Mandated Assessments
April 9th - April 27th


Stated Mandated Assessments

Assessment Schedule - April 2018

HB 15-1323

State-Mandated Assessment Policy - Board File: IK

State Assessment Excusal - Directions
Please complete by December 15, 2017

If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment-please email anitra.gallegos[at]dcsdk12[dot]org by December 15, 2017


CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success)
Grade 11 - Science
Grade 11 - CoAlt (Alternate Science)  Students with Cognitive Impairments 

Grade 9 - PSAT 8/9 

Grade 10 - College Preparatory Exam (PSAT 10)

Grade 11 - College Enterance Exam (SAT)