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Colorado Department of Education to offer optional SAT and PSAT testing free of charge

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- SAT and PSAT college exams that were postponed in the spring will now be held this fall at no charge for high school juniors and seniors.

According to the Colorado Department of Education, taking the SATs and PSATs is now optional for students this upcoming fall.

Colorado public colleges and universities aren’t requiring students to take the SAT in order to get admitted either.

But leaders in education say students still should.

“They can use those scores to demonstrate their accomplishments, to show colleges they’re ready," says Jeremy Meyer, Director of Communication for the Colorado Department of Education. "They can also use this information to get scholarships."

Results for this round of testing will be used for student or local district purposes only.

This year's scores will not be counted toward state accountability reports either.

Tests will be held at school campuses on the following dates:

SAT

  • Primary test date: Wednesday, Sept. 23
  • Make-up test date: Wednesday, Oct. 28

PSAT

  • Primary test date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
  •  Alternate test date: Wednesday, Oct. 28
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Mia Villanueva

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