In early winter, the College Board offered a Student Digital (SAT) Test Preview to select high schools. The new digital test, delivered and taken on computers with a secure browser, was offered to high schools that met specific requirements regarding operating systems, web browsers, and network configuration. Trinity-Pawling was invited to be a preview site for the new digital test, administered on Wednesday, February 6, and Saturday, February 9.
Although each participating student taking the digital test received an SAT score, the scores are not eligible for submission to colleges, and the test was considered “practice.” However, each test taker received a fifteen-dollar stipend for participating and assisting the College Board in the preview. When Trinity-Pawling Director of College Counseling Slade Mead asked the juniors if they would like to take part in the Digital Test Preview, the response was outstanding, and several students suggested they donate their payments to charity.
Trinity-Pawling had thirty juniors take the test, and they are donating their collective $450 plus the School’s administration fee of $500 to Relay for Life, the community-based fund raising program in support of the American Cancer Society. “We discussed it and took a vote, and all agreed to donate the funds,” said Mead. Trinity-Pawling students are not only improving their test taking skills by partaking in the College Board Digital Test Preview, they are sending $950 to Relay for Life. As one junior remarked, “It pays to be smart!”