State Assessment - ACT
Schools in Ohio are required to administer a college and career readiness assessment to students in grade 11. This assessment is state funded so there is no charge to families and registration is not necessary. For this purpose, Shaker Heights Schools has chosen the ACT which is typically administered on a school day at the end of February or the beginning of March.
School Day SAT
As an alternative for students who may have conflicts on the weekend, the SAT is offered on two school days during the year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Registration with the school district and payment are required.
National ACT and SAT
The national ACT and SAT are administered on several Saturdays during the school year. Registration and payment are made directly with the vendor.
ACT and SAT Scores for College Admissions and Scholarship Opportunities
Traditionally, colleges and universities have used ACT and/or SAT scores in the admissions process and in scholarship decisions. Since the Covid19 pandemic, some colleges and universities as well as some scholarship programs have adopted a test optional policy. Please consult the schools’ or scholarship programs’ websites for up-to-date information.