PSAT and ACT Testing

The College Board develops and administers standardized tests and curricula used by K–12 and post-secondary education institutions.  DJUSD high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) coursework and testing each spring.  DJUSD has also historically offered PSAT testing and served as an SAT testing center for the College Board.

As you think about testing and the admissions process, it is important to note that University of California no longer considers SAT or ACT scores as a factor in admissions (beginning with the graduating class of 2021).  California State Schools, too, have discontinued the use of standardized tests scores in undergraduate CSU admissions.  Private schools, and those outside of California, may have different admissions processes including using standardized tests.  The PSAT-NMSQT, when taken in 11th grade, can qualify students to be National Merit Scholars if they score within the top 1% of students.  

During the 2023-24 school year, DJUSD will be making College Board Assessments available and accessible to our students in the following ways:
  • PSAT/NMSQT administration will be Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Davis Senior High School. Seats are limited so be sure to register before registration officially closes on September 14 at 9:00 p.m.
    • Registration is open! Please complete this Registration Form
    • NEW! The PSAT will only be offered in College Board's digital format with students using DJUSD-issued Chromebooks. A technology-readiness check will be required prior to testing day. More information regarding the technology component will be provided closer to the testing date.
    • For details about the new digital PSAT, please visit College Board's overview here.