School Day SAT: April 5, 2017

Make-up Date: April 25, 2017


SAT has replaced Smarter in Delaware Grade 11

While high school grades are a very useful indicator of how students will perform in college, there is great variation in grading standards and course rigor within and across high schools.  More than 80 years ago, the College Board created the first standardized college entrance test to help colleges and universities identify students who could succeed at their institutions and to connect students with educational opportunities beyond high school.

Today, the SAT is the benchmark standardized assessment of the critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills students have developed over time and that they need to be successful in college and career.  Each year, more than two million students take the SAT.  Nearly every college in America uses the test as a common and objective scale for evaluating a student’s college readiness.

In Spring 2016, the redesigned SAT will replace the Smarter Assessment as Delaware’s state test in 11th grade. The change comes at the request of legislators and as the state continues to look for ways to reduce testing, particularly for 11 graders who already were taking both assessments as part of Delaware’s state-funded School Day SAT program. Learn more about the decision here.


SAT Information and Resources

The Delaware Department of Education website hosts a wide variety of useful SAT resources for educators, parents, students and the community. These resources include such tools as practice tests, accommodations information and Frequently Asked Questions. Please click here to access and explore these resources. You may also access the College Board SAT website by clicking here.


If you have additional questions or would like more information about SAT® data or testing, please contact the Delaware Department of Education Office of Assessment at or by calling 302-857-3391.