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Talent Search Testing - SAT

Special Instructions for paper registration form

The SAT is a standardized multiple choice test usually used by colleges and universities to objectively determine students readiness for the rigors of college studies. Most students take this test in high school. As used by CTY, the SAT provides more information about a child’s mathematical and reading/verbal strengths. How is this? The SAT establishes a much higher “ceiling” than the grade-level exams children normally take. A child who tests in higher percentiles of the SAT is a very good candidate for more challenging course work and other modifications to a school curriculum. Such information should have a great impact on the future educational pathways.

SAT

Test fee: $51
Test length: 3 hours and 45 minutes
2400 possible points
3 sections (Writing, Critical Reading, and Mathematics)
Note: CTY only considers the Mathematics and Critical Reading sections for awards and course eligibility.
Mandatory Writing component
Penalty for guessing

  • Locate SAT test centers
  • If your child is 13 years of age or older, you can register for the SAT online.
  • Students under 13 must use the test registration material sent from CTY.
  • When selecting reporting options, be sure to select "Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth" and/or reporting code "5334". Failure to indicate CTY in the registration will result in your child's scores NOT being transferred to CTY.
  • SAT Valid ID for CTY Talent Search participants
  • SAT Practice

Special Instructions for paper registration form

  • All the required fields on the SAT paper registration form must be completed or the registration will be unprocessed and returned to you.
  • Complete all the shaded boxes except 1, 7, and 13d:
    – Item 5: Fill in “000003”
    – Items 9 and 14: Select your test date and “SAT”
    – Item 12a. Leave “5334” filled in. This ensures that CTY receive your child’s scores.
    – Items 20-21. Leave blank.
    – Item 22. Your child needs to fill this in and sign the form.