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 2022-23 school year, DJUSD will be making College Board Assessments available and accessible to our students in the following ways:

  • PSAT/NMSQT administration on Saturday, Oct 15, 2022
    • DJUSD will pay for any 11th grade student who registers and confirm registration, testing location, and details prior to the administration date.
    • If space allows, 10th graders may be allowed to register.
    • Sign up following this link
  • Davis Senior High School will administer the SAT in November and March.
    • Registration can only be done through the College Board website linked here
    • Registration is capped and the College Board maintains lists
    • Speak to your school counselor if you need assistance in payment or registration
  • AP testing will be administered the first two weeks of May (2023).   Teachers of AP classes will guide students through AP content, testing procedures, specific testing dates, etc.
Learn more here.