Test Ordering

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School Ordering

If you need help ordering tests or are ordering tests for the first time, view a brief demonstration of the test ordering site to help you become familiar with the available ordering features.

We've made several updates to the ordering process to make it quick and easy for you to order tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments. These improvements include:

  1. You're no longer required to order tests by grade. Just tell us how many tests you need. Schools will still be billed according to grade-level answer sheets received. If a contract exists, answer sheets for contracted grades are billed to the contract and answer sheets for noncontracted grades are billed to the school.
  2. You no longer need to order fee waivers for PSAT/NMSQT or fee reduction benefits for SAT School Day prior to test day. You'll be able to apply these benefits to all eligible students in the test ordering site after test day when you provide your invoice information.
  3. We've simplified ordering for students testing with accommodations for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10. You'll be able to access a list of students with approved accommodations and simply click the students who need accommodated testing materials. The approved accommodated testing materials for selected students will be added to your order.
  4. You'll see more information provided on your ordering dashboard related to your placed orders, shipments, and invoices.
  5. PSAT-related and SAT School Day orders will receive answer sheets weeks before test day so you can administer a preadministration session (not applicable to non-U.S. schools). Preadministration is not available for some PSAT 8/9 test dates.
    Learn more about preadministration sessions.
  6. You will no longer receive order confirmation emails when you place, edit, or cancel an order. With the enhanced ordering dashboard, you'll be able to easily track the progress of your order and test material shipments using the test ordering site. You can also print your order confirmation for your records.

We're currently working on some of the ordering features for the 2021-2022 school year. The following features are temporarily unavailable:

  1. Placing orders for spring 2022 tests. This feature should be available by late fall 2021. Information about future test dates can be found on the following sites:
  2. Ability to change the test date on a placed order with just a few clicks. Until this feature is available, you can still change your test date, but you'll need to cancel your existing order and place a new one with a different test date.
  3. Ordering student bulk registration for paper PSAT-related test orders that are not covered by a contract. You can still place an order and later add student bulk registration to your placed order before the ordering deadline. Student bulk registration should be available to order in mid-late summer 2021.

Accessing

Access to the test ordering site is managed by an access code created by College Board. You must use the access code created for your school the first time you log in.

Access codes were emailed to your school's test coordinator(s) and to your school's principal if this information has been provided to College Board. Contact us if you don't have your school's access code.

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your College Board professional account. If you don’t have a College Board professional account, create one by clicking Sign Up and select the "I'm an education professional" option.
  2. Navigate to your College Board dashboard once logged in.
    1. Expand the "K–12" section.
    2. Click Get Access next to Test Ordering.
    3. Enter your school in the Professional Organization field, then enter your access code in the Access Code field.
    4. Click the Add option.

If your access code doesn't work, it may be expired or it has been used the maximum number of times allowed: 10. Be sure you're using the access codes specific to your school. Contact us if you're having issues using your access code.

You'll need an access code for each school you need access to. An access code is created for only one school, so each school will have its own access code. Follow the instructions in “How do I use my access code?” to gain access to the test ordering site for each individual school you need access to.

Ordering

Use the test ordering site to order tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments—SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9. To order tests for your students, complete these five simple steps:

  1. Choose the test and test date you want to order.
  2. Validate your school information including your test coordinator, billing coordinator, and shipping and billing addresses.
  3. Order tests for students testing without accommodations.
  4. Order tests for students testing with accommodations.
  5. Order additional services that may be available in the optional services section.

Learn more about the tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, how they work together, and the benefits of digital testing for the PSAT 8/9. You can also review the other topics in this section to help further guide you through the ordering process.

Each test and test date has its own ordering deadline. You must order the test you need prior to the ordering deadline. Click on each test to view available test dates and ordering deadlines.

The following test fees may apply:

  1. You'll be billed a test fee for each test you administer to your students.
    • SAT: $55
    • PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10: $18
    • PSAT 8/9: $14
  2. For paper tests, you may also be charged a fee for tests you ordered but didn't use. Unused test fees may be charged for blank answer sheets returned or for answer sheets not returned in excess of 20% of tests ordered.
    • SAT: $27.50
    • PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10: $4
    • PSAT 8/9: $4
  3. Orders for non-U.S. schools will incur an international surcharge of $8 per test shipped.
  4. If you purchase bulk student registration, you'll be billed a $100 fee.
    • Note: All digital PSAT 8/9 test orders and all test orders covered by a state or district contract include student bulk registration for free.
  5. If you apply fee waivers (PSAT/NMSQT) or fee reductions benefits (SAT) to students who tested, the test fee for those students will be reduced:
    • SAT: $8 test fee
    • PSAT/NMSQT: $0 test fee

Please note, prices may vary by state or district contract terms.

You may be billed for tests you don't use, so it’s important to order only the number of tests you need. Once you place an order, you can update the test quantities ordered later, before the ordering deadline. Unused test fees apply to paper tests and may be charged for blank answer sheets returned or for answer sheets not returned in excess of 20% of tests ordered.

You may be restricted from ordering tests for one or more of the following reasons:

  1. The order deadline for the test may have passed.
  2. Non-U.S. schools can order PSAT-related paper tests only.
  3. Middle schools can order PSAT-related tests only.
  4. You can’t order any tests if you have an unpaid bill.
  5. You may only be able to order tests that are being provided by your state or district.
  6. Your state may be ordering tests on your behalf.
  7. When ordering the PSAT 8/9 tests for September–January, you can place multiple test orders for different test dates. Each order, however, must be for a single format, paper only or digital only.
  8. Your school may need to apply for a level 2 Attending Institution (AI) code, also known as a school code. A level 2 AI code is required to order and administer College Board in-school assessments. If you don’t have a level 2 AI code, you may request one using our webform.

Standard testers are students who don't require alternate test formats such as large print or testing accommodations such as extended time or extra breaks. This includes students who require English learner supports but don't require accommodated testing materials nor testing accommodations. When testing PSAT 8/9, you can order standard tests for students who don't require accommodated test formats.

All other students are accommodated testers.

Learn more about testing students with accommodations.

When ordering for SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, or PSAT 10 testers, you can order materials for students testing with accommodations. Students with College Board approved accommodations will appear on the ordering roster. If you don’t see a student in the roster of accommodated students, contact your SSD coordinator. You can still place your order and come back later to order for students' pending accommodation request approval. You have until the order deadline to update your order. Please note that scores may be canceled or made ineligible for scholarship consideration for students who test with unapproved accommodations.

Learn more about testing students with accommodations.

When ordering accommodations in the test ordering site for PSAT/NMSQT, PSQT 10, and SAT School Day, you can order accommodations for approved students that attend your school. To order accommodations for students taking a test at your school who do not attend your school, you need to contact us to request the additional accommodated materials be added to your order. These students should confirm the approved testing accommodations they need so you know what needs to be ordered.

To better serve students, College Board offers testing supports for English learners (EL) during SAT School Day, the PSAT 10, and the PSAT 8/9. Testing supports include:

  • Translated test directions.
  • Use of bilingual word-to-word dictionaries.
  • Time and one-half (+50%).

If a student is utilizing time and one-half, SSD coordinators must go to SSD Online's EL Supports tool to request extended time. Schools don't need to submit documentation, but the use of supports should be based on the student's documented need. The deadline to request extended time for English learners is the same as the deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.

Learn more about EL supports.

When ordering an SAT School Day test, you'll reserve a makeup test date in case some or all students cannot test on your planned test date. You may be restricted on the date you can reserve for your makeup test:

  1. If you’re ordering under a contract, your reserved makeup test date is defined by your contract and you can’t change it.
  2. If you aren’t ordering under a contract or your contract doesn’t include a makeup test date, you’ll choose a makeup test date when ordering your planned test date.

On test day, you must log in to the test ordering site to place a makeup test order for students who couldn’t test on your planned test date. You have up to two days to place or change your makeup order. You'll see the option to order a makeup test on your ordering dashboard.

Please be aware that you need to reuse the student guides and testing manuals from your prior administration on the makeup test day. You won’t be sent additional manuals and guides for your makeup testers.

Not at this time.

PSAT/NMSQT schools that wish to test on multiple administration days must complete a separate test material order for each of the official days they plan to administer by the published order deadline.

Schools that wish to order for multiple dates may place an order for the Primary and Alternate dates or for the Saturday and the Alternate dates. Schools may plan to test over two separate dates to ease spacing constraints or may order tests for the Alternate in case students are absent due to unforeseen circumstances on the initial test date.

Schools must test on the official administration date using the PSAT/NMSQT materials designated for that date. Students may only be tested once in an academic year. Testing with the wrong test book on the wrong day or testing on a day other than an official administration day will result in scores being made ineligible for scholarship consideration. PSAT/NMSQT scores will be canceled for students that test more than once in an academic year.

For PSAT 8/9 September–January test dates, schools that require an additional testing day may either save their unused test materials and test on a later date or if additional materials are needed, they may place an order for a later test date.

For paper tests, bulk student registration produces preidentification labels to be applied to student answer sheets, eliminating the need for students to fill in this information on test day. Schools will receive pre-ID labels before test day.

This service is provided for free if the test being ordered is part of a state or district supported administration. For all other paper PSAT-related test orders, you can order this service for $100. For all other SAT School Day test orders, this service isn’t available for purchase. For all other paper PSAT-related test orders, you can order this service for $100 once available in the test ordering site in mid-late summer 2021. You can still place your order and add student bulk registration prior to the ordering deadline once it's available.

For digital PSAT 8/9 tests, you'll need someone to upload your student roster to our bulk registration system. This fast and easy step makes student data available in the Cambium Assessment, Inc.™ (CAI) testing platform the next day. Your state, district, or school may already have a bulk registration coordinator who can do this.

This service is provided for free for all digital PSAT 8/9 test orders.

Learn more about bulk registration.

Preadministration refers to a session that a school may hold ahead of test day where students fill out a portion of their demographic information. This saves time on test day and helps students focus when they take the test. For paper administrations, schools that order by a specific date will receive their preadministration materials (answer sheets, coordinator manual, student answer sheet instructions, and student guides) early. Schools that order after that date will receive their preadministration materials with their test materials no later than one week ahead of testing.

NEW Preadministration materials are sent prior to test day for all U.S. paper test orders if an order is placed prior to the preadministration deadline.

Preadministration is not available for non-U.S. school orders.

Learn more about preadministration for paper testing.

Learn more about preadministration for digital testing.

Tracking

You can now track your order shipments in the test ordering site.

You can view your shipping address when you place or edit an order or by viewing your "School Info" in the test ordering site. Schools can use only one shipping address and cannot have different shipping addresses for different test orders. You cannot have materials shipped to a P.O. Box and should have materials shipped to a building within your school or district. If your shipping address needs to be updated, you'll need to contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) at 987-654-3210 or codecontrol@ets.org prior to your expected shipping date.

Your order will be shipped to the test coordinator you provide for the tests you order. SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 tests can each have a different test coordinator if needed.

You can manage your school’s test coordinator information when placing or editing orders and by viewing your “School Info” in the test ordering site.

You can track your shipment directly from your ordering dashboard. Your dashboard provides the following:

  • Expected shipping date for preadministration materials (coordinator testing manuals, student guides, and answer sheets).
  • Expected shipping date for standard and accommodated test books and testing materials.
  • Detailed information once your materials ship. You’ll be able to view when specific items in your shipment are sent, including detailed shipment tracking information.

Materials are often shipped in packs of five or 10. You may receive more test books or answer sheets than you ordered. Note: Your school won't be billed for any excess materials sent above your ordered quantity.

When you place an order, the expected shipping dates are displayed on your ordering dashboard. Once materials ship, you can view detailed information, including shipment tracking details, in the shipment section of your ordering dashboard.

Fee Waivers and Fee Reductions

You are no longer required to order fee waivers or fee reduction benefits for eligible students you plan on testing prior to test day. After test day, you need to log into the test ordering site when the invoicing window opens for the test you ordered. You can view the invoice window for your test order on your ordering dashboard.

Once your answer sheets are received, you need to complete the following steps before the invoice window closes:

  1. Log in to the test ordering site.
  2. Review the answer sheet counts for your ordered test.
  3. Enter your invoice information, including “misgrid” adjustments to make corrections for students who bubbled in the wrong grade. Remember: Making misgrid adjustments doesn’t impact the grade present on the student's record (it’s not updated) and is used for billing purposes only.
  4. Select eligible students from the fee waiver/reduction benefits roster who should receive these benefits. Make sure you tell your students about these benefits and encourage them to accept those benefits online in order to utilize them.

Payment

You'll use the test ordering site to provide important information that will be used to calculate your invoice. If you don't complete this process after test day, you'll still receive an invoice based off what you ordered and what you sent back.

View your ordering dashboard in the test ordering site to view the dates you can provide information relevant to your invoice for your ordered test. You’ll also receive an email when invoicing is available for your ordered test. It's important that you log back in to the test ordering site during this time to validate your answer sheet counts and enter information to ensure your invoice is generated accurately.

You must complete the following steps to have your invoice generated accurately:

  1. Validate your billing contact and update as needed. You can only have one billing contact and cannot have different billing contacts for different test orders.
  2. For PSAT-related tests, confirm that your billing address is accurate as PSAT-related invoices are mailed to your billing contact at your billing address. Contact Educational Testing Service (ETS) at 987-654-3210 or codecontrol@ets.org to update your billing address. You can only have one billing address and cannot have different billing addresses for different test orders.
  3. Review answer sheet counts and ensure your grade-level answer sheet quantities are accurate. If your answer sheet grade-level quantities are incorrect, complete the "misgrid adjustment" process and update your grade-level answer sheet quantities so they are accurate. Remember: Making misgrid adjustments doesn't impact the grade present on the student's record (it's not updated) and is used for billing purposes only.
  4. For SAT School Day and PSAT/NMSQT, apply fee waivers or fee reduction benefits to eligible students you tested.
  5. For PSAT-related tests, enter counts of tests you may have loaned to another school.

Districts and states may pay for testing at your school. These details are provided when ordering and are also available when entering your invoice information. Your school will be billed for test dates and grades not covered by your state or district. When entering your invoice information, be sure to review your grade-level answer sheet quantities and update them using the misgrid adjustment feature if they're inaccurate.

Unused test fees apply to paper test orders only and are charged for blank answer sheets returned, or for answer sheets not returned in excess of 20% of tests ordered. Unused test fees are billed to the school or are included in state or district invoices if your state or district agreed to pay for unused test fees.

District Ordering

If you need help ordering tests or are ordering tests for the first time, view a brief demonstration of the test ordering site to help you become familiar with the available ordering features.

Districts can now view information about their schools as well as the orders their schools have placed. This includes test coordinator contact information, shipping address, and each test order placed by schools. Districts can use filters to review specific tests and test dates for specified schools and export this information to Excel.

Districts can no longer order on behalf of schools using the test ordering site.

We're continuing to work on improvements and new features for district ordering. Below are features we'll be providing in the test ordering site in the coming months:

  1. "District Pay": This feature allows you to indicate tests your schools may order that your district will pay for.
  2. District ordering: This feature allows you to order tests on behalf of your schools.

We know that these are important tools for schools and districts and are working to make them available as quickly as possible.

Accessing

Access to the test ordering site is managed by an access code created by College Board. You must use the access code created for your district the first time you log in.

Access codes were emailed to your district's test coordinator(s) if that information has been provided to College Board. Contact us if you don't have your district's access code.

Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your College Board professional account. If you don’t have a College Board professional account, create one by clicking Sign Up and select the "I'm an education professional" option.
  2. Navigate to your College Board dashboard once logged in.
    1. Expand the "K–12" section.
    2. Click Get Access next to Test Ordering.
    3. Enter your district in the Professional Organization field, then enter your access code in the Access Code field.
    4. Click the Add option.

If your access code doesn't work, it may be expired, or it has been used the maximum number of times allowed: 10. You must also be sure you are using the access codes specific to your district. Contact us if you're having issues using your access code.

You'll need an access code for each school you need access to. An access code is created for only one school, so each school will have its own access code. Follow the instructions in “How do I use my access code?” to gain access to the test ordering site for each individual school you need access to.

Payment

COMING SOON! You can utilize the "District Pay" option in the test ordering site to establish tests, test dates, grades, and schools that your district will pay test fees and/or unused test fees. You must establish district payment in the test ordering site prior to the end of the invoice period for a test in order for it to be effective when invoices are generated.

You should encourage your schools to complete the invoice process after test day to ensure the answer sheet data for the test they administered is accurate and will be billed to your district accurately. If it's not, then the school may be billed for the tests they administered.