SAT Testing

A Highline High School student wrote the following article. The views expressed here do not reflect the views of Highline Public Schools or Highline High School. 

SAT Testing
Giovanny Tinoco and Faye Yang

On March 6, 2019, Juniors across the district gather at their schools for their annual SAT testing. The length of the test is three hours and 50 minutes. The SAT is a standardized test used by many colleges as a factor for determining admission. The test contains four sections: a reading section, a writing section, a non calculator math section, and a calculator permitted math section. There is also an optional essay section at the end with a length of 50 minutes. According to test standards it is required a student must achieve a minimum of 430 points of 800 in Mathematics and English to pass. If students really want to get into college, they would need to have a minimum score of 540-560 points of 800, and be able to meet college requirements.

The SAT for Highline High School was ran by it’s administration. Highline’s Junior class was spread out around the school in different rooms, unlike last year, where students were all congregated in one of the gymnasiums. The reason why they changed how that ran the SATs is because placing every tester in one place actually violated the SAT’s regulations. In fact, the Senior’s of this year were in jeopardy of having to redo the SATs. So, to prevent the same mistake, Highline changed it’s setup.