LOA Named National Test Center for Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) has been named a National Test Center for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The first administration of the SAT at LOA will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 and LOA’s center number is 11-522. LOA is open to any student from any school who wants to take the SAT and/or the SAT Subject Tests and who registers to do so at center number 11-522. Information about the SAT and registration information may be found by visiting http://sat.collegeboard.org/home.

Dr. Hester Vasconcelos, Ed.D., LOA’s AP Coordinator and Spanish teacher, will be the Test Center Supervisor for Center 11-522. Her job will be to ensure the safe and appropriate handling of all test materials, fair and equitable testing administration, follow all the requirements for a national test facility, and make sure tests are secure at all times. She will also be responsible for recruiting and training administrators of the exams. LOA will offer SAT administrations to all registered students for regular administration and also for students with disabilities who present accommodation papers and who have appropriately registered for the SAT.

Dr. Vasconcelos joined the LOA staff after teaching at Walton High School in Marietta, GA for 19 years. “I have been a Test Center Supervisor for 8 years and an administrator for 15 years,” said Dr. Vasconcelos. “I am thrilled to bring this test center to LOA so that our students, and students from private or public schools in Greene County and surrounding counties, as well as home-schooled students are able to take these high-stakes tests in an environment that is known to them and close to home.”

Mark your calendars now... LOA’s opening SAT administration is Saturday, May 2, 2015. SAT Testing dates for the 2015-2016 school year will be available this summer. LOA is undertaking the process to become a test center for the ACT as well. For more information about the SAT or this test center, please feel free to contact Dr. Vasconcelos at 706-454-1562.

About the SAT:

The SAT is the largest and most widely accepted college entrance exam The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. The College Board site has sample test questions, test format, and information about the college application process. Information about the SAT and registration information may be found by visiting http://sat.collegeboard.org/home.

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