The Online School and College Ability Test (Online SCAT) is split into two sections, verbal and quantitative, separated by an optional, student-directed 10-minute break. The break is timed, and students are allowed to leave the room during the break.  


The test is 50 questions per section and 20 minutes per section. Total testing time is typically under one hour. 


Students in grades 2-12 can take the Online SCAT at home on a desktop or laptop computer (Chromebook excluded) that has a webcam and meets other technical requirements. Students cannot take this test on a cell phone or tablet. Additional monitors are also not permitted.


The test fee is $60 per child. Payment tokens are available for income-eligible U.S. families.

 

To register: if you have not already, you should create a CTY account. Once your application is processed, you can register for the Online SCAT by following these steps:  

 

· Go to MyCTY and select “Parent” as the account type. You will need your child’s student ID to login. 

 

· Select “Talent Search” in the left navigation bar. 

 

· Select “Register to Test.” 

 

· Then select “I would like to take the Online SCAT.” 


Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email with next steps for testing.


When your child is ready to test, you should stay in the room with them until the Online SCAT begins so you can assist with test setup and check-in. Note that after you download the testing software, a bandwidth check will be conducted to determine if you are able to move forward with the test. It takes around 30 minutes for the parent to go through the remote-proctoring requirements and sign the child into their test


Once the test begins, your child should be alone in the room, unless you have submitted a request for accommodations, and that request has been approved. Tests will not be invalidated for parental assistance with a computer error. 


About two weeks after your child completes the test, you will receive a certificate packet in the mail that includes a detailed score report. You will also receive an email notifying you of the availability of your scores in MyCTY