On April 11th, 2017 all Colorado high school juniors will take the SAT.

Why does this matter? In 2016, only 5500 Colorado students took the test. Effective this spring, Colorado and the College Board partnered to administer the SAT as the state’s accountability exam and every junior will now take a new four hour exam.

The mandated SAT in April also matters for getting into college. Juniors and seniors submit the SAT to colleges as a significant part of the application. That means the SAT in April is worth thinking about. And it's time to start preparing for the SAT test now.

We researched Colorado’s change to the SAT and why it matters for parents in the free eBook, Colorado SAT: Parent’s Survival Guide.