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    Assessments, Testing Schedules & Scores Overview

    On this page and the corresponding individual test specific pages you will find helpful dates and detailed information about the different kinds of testing that happen for students over the course of their four years at Ballard as well as additional testing opportunities. Please visit Seattle Public Schools Testing and Assessments page for updates and news on how assessments are used and their requirements in Seattle Public Schools.  

    Academic Intervention Specialist | Lisa Coacher, 
    Testing Coordinator | 206-252-1107 | Mike Broom,


    SPS School-Day PSAT Cancelled | Info for National Merit Scholarship

    The SPS School-Day PSAT/NMSQT that was scheduled for Jan 26, 2021 has been cancelled. The CollegeBoard who contracts the PSAT with SPS will not be providing additional school-day administration dates for the PSAT/NMSQT during the 2020-21 school year.

    Since the PSAT/NMSQT is the route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program and students were unable to take the PSAT this year due to school closures, students may use SAT scores as an alternative method for entry requirements.

    The SPS School-Day SAT is currently scheduled for Wed, March 3, 2021. Information can be found in the attached Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program flyerPlease make sure to note all requirements and deadlines outlined in the document. Questions specific to National Merit Scholarship Program should be directed to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation or the CollegeBoard.

     ACT and SAT Testing | Counselors are unavailable to proctor ACT or SAT tests due to school buildings being closed. Contact ACT or SAT for information or assistance. Check college websites as many are test optional.