Update: 2/26/2021

The asynchronous day for grades 9,10 and 12 will change from March 3rd to March 24th. 

The SAT School Day planned for LISD eleventh-grade students has been changed from March 3rd to March 24th. Testing materials for the SAT originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 3rd has been delayed due to last week’s weather events and are not guaranteed to arrive in time to administer the exam as scheduled.

March 3rd will now be a regular, early release school day for students in grades 9-12. All in-person students will attend school on March 3rd and virtual students will be taught synchronously. Details regarding the 12th-grade TSI-A exam will be communicated to individual students by the campus College and Career Transition Coordinator. 

On March 24, 2021 the SAT will be given to Leander ISD 11th grade students during the school day. Due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several changes to the in-school SAT School Day that affect the learning locations for grades 9, 10 and 12.  

Grades 9 and 10

In order to accommodate 11th-grade students with a safe SAT testing environment, all students (virtual and in-person) in grades 9 and 10 will work asynchronously from home on March 24th. 

Grade 11 

Leander ISD 11th-grade students (virtual and in-person) will have the opportunity to take the SAT exam on March 24th at their home campuses. There will be no at-home SAT testing option as this is not allowed by the College Board. 

Eleventh-grade students are strongly encouraged to take the SAT. 

Leander ISD is pleased to offer the SAT during the school day on March 24th to expand access and opportunity, enhance college and career readiness and provide opportunities for students to meet TSI.

Texas law requires all entering students who wish to enroll in a Texas public higher education institution to meet college readiness standards in reading, writing, and math. Students who do not meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards upon graduation will be required to pass developmental courses at the college they are attending in order to start college-level coursework. Developmental courses are costly and do not count toward graduation. Students may meet TSI by earning a qualifying score on the SAT. 

Grade 12 

Twelfth-grade students who have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) will work asynchronously from home on March 24th.

Students in grade 12 who have not met TSI will have the opportunity to take the TSI Assessment (TSI-A) on their home campuses. Details regarding the TSI-A exam will be communicated to individual students by the campus College and Career Transition Coordinator. The TSI-A determines college readiness in the areas of English Language Arts, Reading, and Mathematics. This exam is a way to meet the TSI requirement for Texas Public Colleges and Universities.