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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR SAT TESTING

Mount Vernon High School will be following all health protocols required by the state of Virginia, Fairfax County, and College Board.  Please be aware of the following protocols prior to arriving:

  • Masks will be required, at all times, for both testers and SAT staff.  
  • Social distancing will be practiced to the best of the SAT staff’s ability and testers will be strongly encouraged to maintain social distancing at all other times (e.g., building entry/exit, bathroom breaks).  
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the Main Entrance, as well as in each testing room.  
  • Regarding building entry:  
    • Testers will enter the building through the Main Entrance (Entrance #1) at the front of Mount Vernon’s building.  Parents/guardians must remain in their cars.  
    • Outside the main entrance area, there will be three separate lines set up for testers to line up in as they wait to enter the building.  There are no distinctions between the lines -- having three will speed up the process of getting testers into the building more quickly.  
      • At the beginning of each line (at the parking lot end of the Main Entrance area), a tester must have his/her temperature taken.  Any temperatures above 100.4 degrees will mean the tester cannot test that day and will need to contact College Board regarding a reschedule.  
      • Once temperature has been taken and cleared, testers will then move forward in the line and be required to verbally respond to questions from a “health questionnaire” provided to us by College Board.  An SAT staff person will ask each tester to read the statements aloud.  No tester will be permitted into the building without having completed this step.  Here are the five statements to which a tester must agree:  
      • In the past 14 days, you have not come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a positive covid-19 test or is presumed to have covid-19.  
      • You do not have covid-19 or reason to believe you have covid-19. Symptoms of covid-19 include cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.  
      • To your knowledge, you are not violating any travel restrictions or quarantining requirements.  
      • You agree to wear a mask the entire time you’re at this test site and follow instructions from testing staff.  
      • We have taken measures to help create a safe testing environment; however, it isn’t possible to entirely remove the risk of covid-19 exposure.  By entering the testing room, you’re accepting that risk.  
    • Once the Health Form has been read aloud, a tester will then move forward to go through the door and into the Main Lobby, where he/she will be stopped at a table with rosters attached to it -- SAT staff will help testers to find their assigned rooms, and testers will then proceed to those rooms.  
  • Regarding testing rooms:
    • As always, before testers can be allowed into their assigned testing room, they must provide two pieces of identification to the Room Proctor -- their printed Testing Ticket, and a valid ID of some kind (please check here concerning allowable and not allowable forms of identification). ​​​​​​​
      • This fall only, testers are permitted to use government-issued IDs (including passports) that expired in the past 12 months, or a SY18-19 school ID.  
      • This fall only, testers may be admitted without a printed admission ticket if they can present their admission ticket (PDF) on their mobile phone. ​​​​​​​
    • Testers should do everything they can to have their identification ready when they arrive at their testing room, so they can move into the room quickly and help avoid testers clustering around a test room door.  
    • Students must temporarily pull their masks down during center and room check-in, pulling them away from their face for ID verification.  Efforts will be made to ensure students stand an appropriate distance away from the staff admitting students to the room.  
    • Each testing room will have a container of hand sanitizer available, and each SAT staff member will be wearing disposable gloves.  
    • Paper bags will be provided for testers to place their electronic devices in -- the tester will label his/her own bag, then place it into a bin during the test -- this way,  SAT staff do not need to handle tester devices.  
  • Regarding breaks between testing sections:  
    • Breaks will be extended, to give testers time to use the restroom, etc. without having to cluster around bathroom entrances -- for example, what would normally be a five-minute break will be extended to a ten-minute break.  
    • Testers will be dismissed from their testing rooms two at a time by the room monitor, and there can be no more than two students in a restroom at a time.  
    • Hall Monitors will be moving about the hallways to do all they can to encourage testers not to cluster together, and to move back into their testing room as quickly as possible.    
  • Regarding student dismissal: ​​​​​​​
    • Once testers in a particular testing room have finished, the Room Proctor will dismiss them one at a time, to help maintain social distancing -- testers must then move quickly to exit the building through the same entrance they entered earlier that morning.

MVHS Testing at a Glance (2020-21 School Year)

ACT Testing Dates

MVHS Testing at a Glance Schedule

Test Date Test Registration Deadline
October 17th, 2020  ACT September 25th, 2020
June 12th, 2021 ACT May 7th, 2021

ACT Center Code = 207680

MVHS Address 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

PSAT Testing Dates

PSAT Testing Day (11th Grade Only): October 29th, 2020

Asynchronous Day for all other grade levels. Registration link will be emailed

SAT Testing Dates

MVHS Testing at a Glance Schedule

Test Date Test Registration Deadline
November 7th, 2020 SAT October 7th, 2020
December 5th, 2020 SAT November 5th, 2020
March 13th, 2021 SAT February 12th, 2021
May 8th, 2021 SAT April 8th, 2021
June 5th, 2021 SAT May 6th, 2021

SAT Test Center Code = 470030

MVHS Address 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309

 

IB and AP Testing Dates

Additional information and schedules will be shared when available.

SOL Testing Dates

Additional information and schedules will be shared when available.