November 13, 2020 



    Students and Parents, 


    Due to COVID-19 and restrictions on large gatherings, our OUSD school campuses will not be offering in-person College Board exams for the SAT in December to ensure the safety of students and staff. Their health and safety are our priority. 


    There will be no In-Person SAT exam on December 5, 2020. We will reassess future in-person College Board/SAT tests and keep you posted on the status of future College Board/SAT/PSAT exams in January and February, 2021. 


    • Scheduled SAT exam for December 5 at Skyline High School has been cancelled for in person testing. 
    • Scheduled SAT exam for December 5 at Oakland Technical High School has been cancelled for in person testing. 
    • PSAT/NMSQT test scheduled for January 26, 2021 is still to be determined (TBD). 


    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 date: December 5 (SAT originally offered at Oakland Tech and Skyline High School)


    For more information, please contact the College Board website or College Board contact


    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.




Last Modified on November 16, 2020