September 15, 2020
Students and Parents,
Due to COVID-19 and mandatory shelter in place, our OUSD school campuses will not be offering in-person College Board exams for the SAT and PSAT to ensure the safety of students and staff. Their health and safety are our priority.
There will be no In-Person PSAT and SAT exams in September and October. We will reassess future in-person College Board/SAT tests in October and keep you posted on the status of future College Board/SAT exams in November and December, 2020.
- Scheduled SAT exam for September 26 at Skyline High School has been cancelled for in person testing.
- Scheduled SAT exam for October 3 at Oakland Technical High School has been cancelled for in person testing.
- PSAT/NMSQT test scheduled for October 14 or October 17 has been cancelled for in person testing.
Students and Parents: You will receive communication from the College Board on the process to get a reimbursement if you have registered for the SAT exams for high schools in Oakland Unified School District for the following dates: October 3 (SAT originally offered at Oakland Tech) and September 26 (SAT originally offered at Skyline High School)
Lastly, we know that many of our students have spent countless hours preparing for these exams, and we regret that we cannot offer in-person testing at this time. Fortunately, many colleges and universities around the country have waived the need for SAT scores in response to the pandemic, as many in-person tests have been cancelled for safety reasons. There are over 1450 accredited, 4 year colleges and universities with ACT/SAT-Optional Policies for fall, 2021 admissions. Here are two links (Fair Test and NACAC Test-Optional Colleges) with more information on test optional policies at participating colleges and universities.
We are grateful to know that the vast majority of colleges and universities attended by OUSD graduates, such as the UC and CSCU systems, are on these lists of test-optional schools. If you have any questions, please contact your prospective colleges and universities.