Testing and Assessment

College Admission Testing

  • SAT (Scholastic Apptitude Test)

    The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. For more information go to http://www.collegeboard.com/

    PSAT (Practice SAT)

    Results from the PSAT are powerful tools for promoting college readiness and college planning, especially when explained to students and parents and shared with colleagues.

    ACT (American College Test)

    The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT has up to five components:  English, Math, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing test.  For more information go to http://www.actstudent.org/index.html

    Community Colleges Requirements

    Community colleges do not require an ACT or an SAT, but they do require placement tests, like the Compass (SFCC and SCC). We still suggest that students take the SAT/ACT - the score can be used for scholarships and/or for Math and English placement. Please check with your chosen community college for more information.

Important Dates and Events

  • 2019-2020 SAT Dates

    SAT registration is $49.50, without the essay. If you would like to take the essay, the SAT registration fee is $64.50. Some colleges may require you take the essay, so do your research before you decide to skip it. To register for the SAT, you will need to sign up through the College Board which you can find here. Students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch can also qualify for an SAT Fee Waiver! See Mr Dunn for all SAT Fee Waivers.


    All Juniors take the SAT here at Shadle Park High School in the gym FOR FREE March 4, 2020. Spokane Public Schools covers the cost and registration for each student. No need to register online!


    SAT Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    Late Registration Deadline

    August 24, 2019

    July 26, 2019

    August 13, 2019

    October 5, 2019

    September 6, 2019

    September 24, 2019

    November 2, 2019

    October 3, 2019

    October 22, 2019

    December 7, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 26, 2019

    March 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020

    March 3, 2020

    May 2, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    April 21, 2020

    June 6, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 27, 2020


    ACT Dates 2019-2020

    The ACT (no writing): $52.00/The ACT with writing $68.00/ Late registration $30.00/ Test date change $32.00. To register go to their website here. Students who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch can also qualify for a Fee Waiver. See MR Dunn for ACT Fee waivers.

    Test Date

    Registration Deadline

    (Late Fee Required)

    September 14, 2019

    August 16, 2019

    August 17-30, 2019

    October 26, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    September 21-October 4, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 9-22, 2019

    February 8, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    January 11-17, 2020

    April 4, 2020

    February 28, 2020

    February 29-March 13, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 9-22, 2020

    July 18, 2020*

    June 19, 2020

    June 20-26, 2020