SAT Test-Taking Strategies

The SAT is coming for all Juniors on April 12th.

SAT Strategy Mini-Lessons

On February 22nd, counselors went to junior math classrooms to deliver a 15-minute lesson on strategies for the SAT. We reviewed the format of the SAT and what test day will look like, tips for answering different questions, and strategies for using time wisely in order to maximize scores.

Understand the SAT

Along with this message you will find an attachment, Directions for the Re-Designed SAT. Given that this is a timed test, one of the easiest ways to improve your score is to familiarize yourself with the directions and expectations for the different sections of the test.


Less time reading directions = More time answering questions (and more points!)


Juniors should dedicate time to thoroughly understand the directions and expectations for each section ahead of test day.

Practice with CollegeBoard and Khan Academy

Continue to make use of your PSAT scores by using your online score report and information available on your student's CollegeBoard account.


Khan Academy offers free, prescribed SAT preparation based on their PSAT score results. Students can log onto Khan Academy using their HVS Google account to get access to practice for the re-designed SAT in April. Juniors who want to prepare for the SAT should dedicate regular time to practicing on Khan Academy a couple of times a week leading up to test day.

April 12th - SAT Test Day

All LHS and MHS juniors will be taking the SAT at their high school. There is no need to register. Students simply need to arrive on test day prepared to take the test and report to their assigned location. More info on SAT Test Day to come as we get closer to April.

To be continued...

There will be more information to come each month as we approach SAT Test Day. Coming up next, counselors will be visiting classrooms again to deliver short lessons focused on mind and body preparation for the SAT. We will be giving juniors some stress management tools to use leading up to and on test day.
Yours in SAT Preparation,


Lakeland High School Counselors