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Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS)

Above-Grade-Level Assessment for Acceleration and Long-Term Planning

Registration Open (SAT only)

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Test sites for SAT are available in the U.S. and select locations worldwide. See Find a Test Center for details.

Test dates occur throughout the year. See the Registration Process, Dates, and Fees section below.

FEES:

SAT: $97; $113 with essay
ACT: $100 (Register directly with ACT)
NUMATS Resources Only: $45

Financial aid available for qualified students.

Welcome to NUMATS!

Northwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) helps parents and educators better understand their students’ academic strengths and educational needs through assessments designed for older students. These assessments, including the PSATTM 8/9, SAT®, and ACT®, use college and career readiness as learning benchmarks and when given to younger students they provide insight into academic ability and potential.

Why participate in NUMATS?

NUMATS allows eligible students to take internationally recognized tests before the grade levels at which they are normally administered. The PSAT 8/9 test, designed for students in grades 8 and 9, is administered to students in grades 3 through 6 (please note that the PSAT 8/9 is not available for registration on national test dates in 2020-2021). SAT and ACT, designed for students in grades 11 and 12, are administered to students in grades 6 through 9.

Benefits include:

  • Identify exceptional academic ability and areas of strength
  • Monitor growth over time and benchmark with high-achieving students in the same grade
  • Understand academic readiness for enrichment and acceleration
  • Understand programming and placement needs
  • Connect students to programs and opportunities designed to meet their needs
  • Set a course for a lifelong journey of achievement and fulfillment

2020-2021 Testing Year Updates:

NUMATS registration for the 2020-2021 assessment year is currently open for SAT only. Please note that COVID-19 continues to impact in-person testing opportunities, which means test date and site availability is not guaranteed.

PSAT 8/9 is not available for individual registrations this year. Schools looking to test students through NUMATS should contact numats@northwestern.edu for assistance.

ACT is not currently open for registration directly through NUMATS. However, you may be able to register through ACT for a test date in your area, depending on availability. If you decide to contact the test agency directly, during the registration process for ACT or SAT, you can notify them that you want scores sent to NUMATS (ACT reporting code: 9905; SAT reporting code: 1500). Then, contact NUMATS to register for “NUMATS Only”, which provides access to resources and score reporting tools without a test registration. Questions can be directed to numats@northwestern.edu.

COVID-19 Information for NUMATS Families

College Board and ACT are regularly updating their websites with short- and long-term changes and testing cancellations due to COVID-19. If your child is scheduled for an upcoming test date, be sure to check with the testing agency and testing site for any updates or cancellations or with questions about testing location protocols for health and safety. Last minute changes and cancellations are possible, so be sure you are familiar with test registration change and refund policies. Learn More.

Reasons to Participate

Almost 50 years of research and practice demonstrates that participation in an above-grade-level assessment program such as NUMATS benefits advanced, or gifted, students in a number of ways. Because the tests and interpretive materials give participants a better understanding of their strengths, they are able to build on them. Students who participate in NUMATS are more likely to continue their high achievement into high school, college and beyond. They take more accelerated and advanced courses, earn more awards and honors, and have higher educational aspirations that other students.

Just as important, research shows that schools tend to follow up on the results of their students’ testing with everything from recognition of high performance to individual meetings with parents and students for assistance in interpreting their scores and planning future courses of study. School coordinators report that NUMATS helps them match students to school-based academic programs and services commensurate with students’ abilities and also helps their students find supplemental talent development programs outside of school (through colleges and universities, educational organizations, etc.).

In addition, practice and early exposure to above-grade-level testing builds confidence when testing for high school and college readiness (PSAT 8/9) or college admission (SAT and ACT). Students become more willing to take on challenges and they start to think more about what they can achieve not only in school but also in life.

Reasons to participate in NUMATS

  • Provide practice and build confidence on high-stakes testing
  • Receive detailed information about academic abilities and the need for enriched and accelerated courses
  • Offer the intellectual challenge of above-grade-level assessment
  • Gain information needed to plan academic future
  • Learn about supplemental enrichment and accelerated programs for which students may qualify
  • Obtain an accurate measure of academic growth from one year to the next
  • Help students feel confident about their abilities, gifts, and talents

Resources and Tools Available Through NUMATS

MyCTD Toolbox, a secure, password-protected website where schools and families can access a wealth of resources upon completion of a NUMATS registration:

    • Test preparation materials
    • Test scores and NUMATS percentiles
    • Recommendations for academic programming in math, science, social science and the humanities based on students' scores
    • Annual Statistical Summary of PSAT 8/9, SAT and ACT score distributions and percentile ranks by grade based on all scores received by NUMATS participants in the previous two years; this allows educators and parents to determine how their gifted students' scores compare to those of other high-achieving students at their grade level throughout the Midwest
    • Instructional and professional development resources for educators
    • Current articles on parenting gifted students for families

Educational Program Guide, an online, searchable listing of schools, programs and scholarships for academically talented students throughout the United States

Mailings of interest to gifted students and their parents from other programs and special schools located in the Midwest and beyond

The College Guide, mailed to students in their junior years; it features articles on college admissions to help students get started with college planning

Eligibility

Students who are most likely to benefit from NUMATS are those in grades 3 through 9 who meet at least one of the criteria listed below.

Past Participant:

Students who qualified for and participated in a talent search in a previous year qualify to participate in NUMATS this year and are encouraged to take the same test to measure academic growth and/or experience a different test for practice (see suggestions by grade level below).

Participation in a school gifted program or advanced academic services:

Students in grades 3 through 9 who receive gifted or advanced academic services (advanced or accelerated courses) at school are encouraged to register for NUMATS assessment.

Recommendation by a parent or teacher:

To be recommended, students should

  • demonstrate advanced aptitude in verbal or mathematical reasoning,
  • consistently demonstrate a high level of performance on academically demanding course work,
  • often request more challenging learning experiences,
  • be comfortable with the idea of taking a test designed for older students (willingness to take on the challenge).

Meet Grade-level assessment criteria in either verbal/reading or math on a nationally normed or state achievement test:

Nationally Normed Tests

The percentiles of verbal, math or composite scores or subscores from a nationally normed, standardized grade-level achievement, aptitude, or abilities test can qualify a student for NUMATS. Scores from tests taken in previous years may be used to qualify. Examples of nationally normed tests that may be used to determine eligibility for NUMATS include but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • ERB Tests: Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP), Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
  • Evaluation Association (NWEA) Tests: Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), MAP for Primary Grades
  • STAR 360
  • I-Ready
  • Stanford Achievement Test
  • Terra Nova
  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Depending on the test, the naming of scores or subscores may vary:

  • Verbal scores may be called Total Reading, Verbal, Reading Composite or Verbal Ability.
  • The Verbal subscore may be called Vocabulary, Comprehension, Reading Comprehension or Reading.
  • Math scores may be called Total Math, Quantitative, Math Composite, Quantitative Ability or Math Composite.
  • The Math subscore may be called Math Concepts & Applications, Problem Solving/Reasoning or Problem Solving.
  • The Composite score may be called Total Battery, Composite, Total Aptitude, Core Total, Complete Battery or Total Score. 

Current Grade

Verbal/Reading, Math, or Composite
(Categories or Subcategories)

3

≥92nd percentile

4-9

≥90th percentile

 

State Achievement Tests

Students may also qualify for NUMATS if they score in the top category or highest level (exceeds, beyond, mastered) in at least one category or subcategory of verbal/reading, math or composite on a state achievement test. For specific criteria and descriptions of your state exam, please visit your State Department of Education Website or consult with your school system. Scores from tests taken in previous years may be used to qualify.

Choosing the Right Test

Standardized grade-level assessments, including state exams and popular computer-adaptive tests, cannot always measure the full extent of gifted students' abilities and skills or provide an appropriate comparison group to make decisions about accelerated learning needs.

NUMATS uses assessments designed for older students that measure high school and college readiness, and when given to younger students, provide insights into their reasoning and problem-solving abilities. Students in grades 3 through 6 take the PSAT 8/9 test, which is typically administered in grades 8 and 9 for high school placement. Students in grades 6 through 9 take the SAT or ACT, the same tests given to high school students preparing for college.

PSAT 8/9 (Not Currently Available for Individual Registration)

NUMATS utilizes the PSAT 8/9 test, developed by College Board for students in grades 8 and 9, to assess the abilities of students in grades 3 through 6. PSAT 8/9 includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. Registered students arrive to assigned test center at 7:45 a.m. The test begins at approximately 8:30 a.m. and takes about 3–3½ hours to complete.

For more information, please see PSATTM 8/9 for Talent Search Students

SAT

NUMATS utilizes the SAT test, typically used for college admissions, to provide a more accurate picture of the abilities of advanced students in grades 6 through 9. SAT includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. Registered students arrive to assigned test center at 7:45 a.m. The test takes 4½–5 hours to complete.

For more information, please see SAT Terms and Conditions.

ACT (Not Currently Enrolling through NUMATS)

NUMATS utilizes the ACT test, typically used for college admissions, to provide a more accurate picture of the abilities of advanced students in grades 6 through 9. ACT includes subtests in English, math, reading, and science. Registered students arrive to assigned test center at 8:00 a.m. The test takes 4–4½ hours to complete.

For more information, please see ACT Talent Search Instructions.

Test Recommendations by Grade and Readiness

Grade 3
If grade-level test results* were: ≥95th percentile
Should take: PSAT 8/9
*verbal/reading, mathematics or composite

 

Grade 4
First-Time Testers
If grade-level test
results* were:
≥90th percentile
Should take: PSAT 8/9
Subsequent Testers
Considerations: None
Should take: PSAT 8/9
*verbal/reading, mathematics or composite

 

Grade 5
First-Time Testers
If grade-level test
results* were:
≥90th percentile
Should take: PSAT 8/9
Subsequent Testers
Considerations: None
Should take: PSAT 8/9
*verbal/reading, mathematics or composite

 

Grade 6
First-Time Testers
If grade-level test
results* were:
=90th-94th percentile
Should take: PSAT 8/9
If grade-level test
results* were:
≥95th percentile
May take: PSAT 8/9, SAT and/or ACT
Subsequent Testers
Considerations: PSAT 8/9 scores in grade 5 were below 540 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) AND below 490 in Math AND below 970 in Total
Should take: PSAT 8/9
Considerations: PSAT 8/9 scores in grade 5 were 540 or above in EBRW OR 490 or above in Math OR 970 or above in Total
Should take: SAT and/or ACT
*verbal/reading, mathematics or composite

 

Grade 7
First-Time Testers
If grade-level test
results* were:
≥90th percentile
Should take: SAT and/or ACT
Subsequent Testers
Considerations: Take both/either test(s) or the test not taken in grade 6
Should take: SAT and/or ACT
*verbal/reading, mathematics or composite

 

Grade 8
First-Time Testers
If grade-level test
results* were:
≥90th percentile
Should take: SAT and/or ACT
Subsequent Testers
Considerations: Take both tests or the test not taken in grade 7
Should take: SAT and/or ACT
*verbal/reading, mathematics or composite

 

Grade 9
First-Time Testers
If grade-level test
results* were:
≥90th percentile
Should take: SAT and/or ACT
Subsequent Testers
Considerations: Last opportunity to take both tests as part of Talent Search
Should take: SAT and/or ACT
*verbal/reading, mathematics or composite

 

If you think your student may be an exception to the guidelines provided above, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at numats@northwestern.edu or call us at 847/491-3782 ext. 2.

Registration Process, Dates, and Fees

To register for NUMATS testing, you will need to create a new account in MyCTD, which is CTD's online system, or login to your existing account. After you create a student profile or select a currently existing student profile, click "Register for Testing". Next, click the "Grade 3 - Grade 9" button to begin the registration process.

Tests are generally offered year-round at centers throughout the U.S.

Test dates, registration deadlines, and fees for the 2020-2021 school year are shown in the table below.

The NUMATS fee for each test is $451. The total cost for testing includes the NUMATS fee and the individual test fee, listed below.

PSAT 8/9 Test Fee1: $38
Registration Deadline NA
Test Date Cancelled
 
Registration Deadline NA
Test Date Cancelled
 

 

SAT2

Test Fee Without Essay1: $52.00

Test Fee With Essay1: $68.00

 
Registration Deadline October 7, 2020
Test Date November 7, 2020
 
Registration Deadline November 4, 2020
Test Date December 5, 2020
 
Registration Deadline February 11, 2021
Test Date March 13, 2021
 
Registration Deadline April 8, 2021
Test Date May 8, 2021
 
Registration Deadline May 5, 2021
Test Date June 5, 2021

 

ACT Test Fee1: $55.00
Contact ACT to add essay. Additional fee of $15.00.
Regular Registration Deadline November 18, 2020
Test Date December 12, 2020
 
Regular Registration Deadline January 13, 2021
Test Date February 6, 2021
 
Regular Registration Deadline March 24, 2021
Test Date April 17, 2021
 
Regular Registration Deadline May 19, 2021
Test Date June 12, 2021
 
Regular Registration Deadline June 23, 2021
Test Date

July 17, 2021

 

1Refunds are not provided for regular fees or late fees.
2SAT Essay is optional and may be added in the NUMATS registration process; NUMATS percentiles are not provided.

Important Information about Test Dates

Scores from all test dates are considered for the NUMATS Recognition Ceremonies but may not be considered by other state organizations depending on the date of the organization's ceremony.

Students who are unable to test on their scheduled test date may be able to reschedule for a later test date by calling the testing agency directly. The testing agency will assess a change-of-date fee.

  • PSAT 8/9 – 844/806-7817
  • SAT – 866/756-7346
  • ACT – 319/337-1270

Fees

The total cost for a student to participate in NUMATS is paid during a one-step registration process and covers two fees: the NUMATS fee and the test fee. The test fee payment is sent by NUMATS to the appropriate testing agency. The NUMATS fee covers registration processing and access to the online MyCTD Toolbox and CTD Backpack, which provide a variety of resources, including score guidance materials that help interpret test scores.

Fees are not refundable and may not be transferred to a future academic year. Late fees

  • are assessed during late registration periods,
  • must be paid in addition to regular fees, and
  • can not be waived for those who receive NUMATS and/or test fee waivers.
Financial Aid

NUMATS offers need-based financial aid for students who qualify for federally subsidized programs, and registrants may request financial aid in the registration process. During the registration process, applicants will be asked to upload documentation of need. Preferred documentation is one of the following:

  1. A letter written on school letterhead and signed by a school official, stating the student meets the financial aid eligibility criteria for free/reduced lunch in the same school year as the registration. A photo upload or scan of the letter is acceptable. View an example of a financial aid eligibility letter.
  2. A photo-copy or picture of a state issued Medicaid card that visibly lists the student as a dependent.

This documentation of need must be submitted to NUMATS during the process to complete the application, and must be received by the regular registration deadline for the chosen test date. 

Should you experience difficulty in the upload process, please contact numats@northwestern.edu for assistance.

If unable to provide the documentation listed above, registrants can submit the first two pages of their most recent federal tax return.

NUMATS registrants seeking financial aid may receive one or more of the following:

  • NUMATS Fee Waiver – Available on a first-come, first served basis to students registering for PSAT 8/9, SAT or ACT.
  • Jack Kent Cooke (JKC) Young Scholars Fee Waiver – Available on a first-come, first-served basis to students in grade 7.
  • Test Fee Waiver – Available on a first-come, first-served basis for SAT and ACT only; however because students in grade 9 registering for SAT must do so in a two-step process, they are not eligible for a test fee waiver. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, the PSAT 8/9 test fee will be discounted by 50% for eligible students.

Learn more about the Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program for high achieving students with financial need. Students must be in grade 7 at the time of application.

Accommodations

Accommodations may be made for students with a disability that requires special testing tools or an exception to standard testing procedures. Each testing agency has a different process for requesting accommodations as well as deadlines which may differ from regular registration deadlines. Testing agencies determine allowable accommodations and/or whether the allowable accommodation(s) can be provided.

PSAT 8/9

When registering for NUMATS, check the box for special accommodations and indicate specific accommodation(s) requested; submit payment and/or requisite documentation (e.g., financial aid letter) by regular registration deadline for chosen test date. If you have any questions about which accommodation(s) to request, please call PSAT 8/9 Customer Service at 844/806-7817.

SAT

When registering for NUMATS, check the box for special accommodations and submit payment and/or requisite documentation (e.g., financial aid letter) to complete the registration. NUMATS will provide you the information necessary to complete the request in your MyCTD account. You will work with your school counselor or case manager OR directly with the test agency to submit the accommodations request. Note these deadlines are prior to NUMATS registration deadlines, so please ensure you complete your registration with us at least one month prior to the NUMATS registration deadline for your chosen test date.

ACT

When registering for NUMATS, check the box for special accommodations and submit payment and/or requisite documentation (e.g., financial aid letter) to complete the registration. NUMATS will provide you the information necessary to complete the request in your MyCTD account. You will work with your school counselor or case manager OR directly with the test agency to submit the accommodations request. Note you must complete your NUMATS registration by the regular registration deadline for your chosen test date.

Additional Considerations | Adding Essay, Grade 9, Non-Saturday Testing

SAT Essay/ACT Writing Subtests

SAT offers an optional Essay section that may be added in the NUMATS registration process. An additional fee of $16 is charged, and it adds about 50 minutes to the testing time. NUMATS does not provide comparison percentiles for SAT Essay.

ACT offers an optional Writing section however it must be added by contacting the testing agency directly and may only be added if the NUMATS registration is completed by the regular registration deadline. Parents should call ACT at 319/337-1270 no earlier than two weeks after completing the NUMATS registration but no later than ACT’s late registration deadline for the chosen test date. ACT charges an additional fee of $15, and it adds about 40 minutes to the testing time. NUMATS does not provide comparison percentiles for ACT Writing.

Grade 9 Registration

Because of College Board policies, students in grade 9 who wish register for the SAT and participate in NUMATS, must do so in a different, two-step process.  After they complete and submit payment or financial aid documentation for the NUMATS Resources Only portion of the registration, an e-mail is sent directing them to register and pay for the test itself directly through the testing agency. When registering directly with SAT, these students should choose the “high school not listed” option if they do not want scores sent to their current high school.  They also should enter “Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search” (code 1500) as an organization to which they want an additional score report sent. This will ensure that NUMATS receives the scores in a timely manner and that parents have access to the customized percentiles and academic planning resources available in MyCTD Toolbox.  Fee waivers are only available for the NUMATS Fee for this registration.  Students may seek a fee waiver directly from SAT when they register for the test.

Students in grade 9 who register for the ACT may do so in the regular, one-step process; i.e., they are able to complete their registration for NUMATS and the test itself via the NUMATS registration process. Both NUMATS and test fee waivers are available to qualified students.

Non-Saturday Test Dates

Non-Saturday test dates are available for students whose religious observance prohibits Saturday testing. Registrants should check the non-Saturday option under Special Exceptions in Step 3 of the registration process. A letter from clergy requesting this option must be sent to NUMATS such that it is received the registration deadline for the chosen test date.

  • PSAT 8/9 –  Cancelled for 2021 (All students may register for any test date, but those whose religious observance prohibits Saturday testing should follow the instructions provided above if they want to qualify for priority seating on the Sunday test date.)
  • SAT and ACT – Sunday test dates immediately follow each Saturday test date, unless there is a conflict with a religious holiday.
Recognition Events

Students who participate in NUMATS are all taking a challenging, above-grade-level test, and are to be commended for their commitment to academic growth and achievement.

About CTD Recognition Events

Due to the pandemic and its impact on access to testing, ceremonies will not be held in 2021. We recognize the hard work of our students and families and look forward to having the opportunity to support your talent development in new and additional ways in the future. 

State-Level Recognition Events

Ceremonies are often held for students with top scores in individual states (usually top 5 to 10 percent of state-level participants, depending on the state). Dates and locations are added when CTD is notified of them. State organizers will typically send event invitations to eligible students four to six weeks in advance of the event.

What to Expect from Start to Finish

Start of Testing Year (August/September)

Registration begins and continues through June. See Dates & Fees for test dates and fees.

After Registration is Complete

Families are able to access the many valuable NUMATS resources available in the online MyCTD Toolbox.

In The Weeks Preceding Test Day

Log in to the online MyCTD Toolbox, click on the NUMATS Info tab and scroll down through the various sections to find out what you need to know about the testing process. Be sure to

  • Review the NUMATS Student Guide.
  • Take your practice test.
  • Print out and complete the Student ID Form (SAT and ACT only); students in grade 9 taking SAT must have a photo ID.

Students should not take a commercial test preparation course.  But, they should understand the format of the test, be familiar with the types of questions and be aware of the time limits for each portion of the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions About Test Day

Will my child be overwhelmed?

Your child probably finds grade-level achievement tests relatively easy or at least not too stress inducing. An above-grade-level assessment may be the most difficult test your child has ever taken. They won't know all the answers. That's okay. The tests are designed to assess knowledge and skills generally learned at higher grade levels. They're supposed to be harder, and your child is not expected to know everything on them. Discuss this with your child in advance, so he or she can take the test with realistic expectations and simply do his or her best, and may have to guess on some of the questions.

Will my child be nervous about the testing environment?

PSAT 8/9 test centers only test talent search students in grades 3 through 6. At many SAT and ACT test centers, the testing room serves NUMATS participants along with older students testing for college admissions. While some younger students may be concerned about testing with high schoolers, most do just fine. Test administrators are trained to ensure a quiet, respectful test environment where all students can do their best work.

At Least One Week Before Test Day

Students receive an admission ticket directly from the testing agency, which contains information on when and where to go and what to bring on test day. If the student has not received the admission ticket a week prior to test date, call the testing agency to ask for the student's registration number and the test center assignment.  Please note that NUMATS staff do not have access to admission tickets and cannot request one on your behalf.

  • PSAT 8/9 – 844/806-7817
  • SAT – 866/756-7346

Test day

Students should arrive early at the test center with their admission ticket and other items by 7:45 or 8:00 a.m., depending on the test. The admission ticket will state what time to arrive and what to bring.

If students are taking the SAT or ACT, they should also bring required identification (see third bullet above under “In the weeks preceding test day” above). It is important to note that late students will not be allowed to enter the test center. There are no exceptions, so please plan accordingly based on the weather and traffic in your area.

Several Weeks After Testing

Students receive an e-mail from CTD notifying them that their test scores, NUMATS percentiles and interpretive information are available to them in their password-protected, online MyCTD Toolbox account. If a district/school name or NUMATS ID number was provided in the registration process, scores, percentiles and interpretive information are also available to that district/school.

About Four to Six Weeks After Testing (or in late March/early April for PSAT 8/9)

Students receive an official score report in the mail from the testing agency.

Eligible students receive information about CTD's summer and online programs. Visit the online MyCTD Toolbox for a newly updated version of CTD's Educational Program Guide. After logging in, click on the NUMATS Info Tab.

What happens to my student's scores?

Once the testing agency provides NUMATS with the scores and they are uploaded into our system, you will be able to access your child's scores, along with interpretive materials, in the online MyCTD Toolbox. We will send you an e-mail when the scores are ready for viewing. Your child's district/school will also have access to scores if you identify the district/school when registering. Together, you and your child's teacher can discuss the scores, what they mean, and which resources and programs would be best suited to help your child reach full potential.

You also will receive an official score report from the testing agency.

Information to know about test score retention and reporting:

  • College Board annually purges the SAT scores of participants in grades 6 through 8 who register for the test through NUMATS. If you wish to retain scores, you must send them a written request to do so prior to August 31 of the academic year in which your child tests. If preserved, scores are available for future use, but only if and when your child instructs College Board to do so. Students in grade 9 are covered by normal SAT score-retention and reporting policies available on the College Board website.
  • ACT does retain scores, but parents need not worry. The testing agency will not report a particular score to a specific college or university unless your child directs them to do so.

For additional information about testing agency score-reporting policies, please refer to their websites:

Some parents are concerned that there are a limited number of times their child can take either the SAT or ACT. There is no limit to the number of times a student may test through a talent search organization such as NUMATS.

NUMATS tests thousands of students every year and has for almost 40 years. It is a research-validated approach to identifying students’ academic needs and potential, with the added benefits of providing practice on the ACT and SAT, demonstrating a trajectory of growth, and taking on academic challenges. If you have questions about scores and reporting, we encourage you to reach out to the College Board or ACT. Also, we encourage you to communicate with admissions officials at colleges or universities of interest to learn exactly how they make use of test score information.

Find Test Center

Visit the College Board SAT Test Centers page to search for test sites across the U.S. select locations worldwide by city, state, test, and date. This page also includes a link to updated information on any test center closures as a result of COVID-19. Once you find your preferred test date and location, write down the Center Code to use in your NUMATS application.

Additional Programs and Services for Families and Educators

Bring NUMATS to your school. Consult with a CTD expert. Assess younger students. 

CTD works closely with schools and families to provide the information and resources they need to meet the needs of their advanced learners. From NUMATS school-based assessment to tailored consulting for families and educators to early assessment for young learners, CTD's expert staff are ready to help.

"Your program opened doors for tremendous advancement in my schooling, and I’m so thankful for you."

- Former NUMATS Participant

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