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For School and District Leaders

If you make the SAT Suite of Assessments an integral part of your school year, both students and educators will benefit:

  • Your students will make progress toward college and career readiness. 
  • You’ll be able to use data to set and support school improvement goals.
  • You’ll have the data you need to evaluate your school or district’s curriculum and instruction. 

When and Where to Get Scores

View scores for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 and find access codes for students who need them.

Sign in to the K-12 score reporting portal.

Go to the score release schedule.

2016-17 Test Dates

PSAT/NMSQT

  • Primary Wednesday: Oct. 19
  • Saturday: Oct. 15
  • Alternate Wednesday: Nov. 2

PSAT 10

Schools choose a date between Feb. 21 and April 14, 2017.

PSAT 8/9

Schools choose a date between Sept. 26, 2016 and Jan. 27, 2017, or between Feb. 21 and April 14, 2017.

Get to Know the SAT Suite

The redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments includes the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9. The tests measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels.

Early and regular assessment of student progress toward college and career readiness enables school and district leaders to measure the growth of individual students as well as groups of students. The SAT Suite’s common score scale makes it easy to gauge progress from assessment to assessment.

The SAT Suite also provides valuable feedback about teaching and learning so that you can monitor alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The assessments are aligned with best practices for developing college and career readiness.

Order PSAT-Related Assessments

Districts can choose test dates and order standard test materials for their schools. Learn more about ordering the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 or ordering the PSAT 8/9.

Get Organized

Build Your Assessment Calendar

Create a comprehensive assessment calendar to keep track of all important dates and deadlines. Remember to include all SAT test dates and registration deadlines.

Key Dates for PSAT-Related Assessments

Event PSAT/NMSQT PSAT 10 PSAT 8/9
Early ordering/Fee- waiver deadline 6/30/16 N/A N/A
Accommodations request deadline 8/30/16

February and March testing: 12/16/16

April testing: 2/13/17

College Board approval not required
Pre-administration deadline 8/31/16

February and March testing: 12/23/16

April testing: 2/17/17

Fall 2016: 8/31/16

Spring 2017:

  • 12/23/16 (February and March testing) 
  • 2/17/17 (April testing)
Last day to increase test booklet orders (U.S. Schools) 9/23/16 N/A N/A
Test materials delivered (U.S. Schools)

Primary Wednesday and Saturday:

10/7/16

Alternate Wednesday:

10/26/16

February and March testing: 2/8/2017

April testing: 3/27/17

Varies
Test day

Primary Wednesday: 10/19/16

Saturday: 10/15/16

Alternate Wednesday: 11/2/16

2/21/17–4/14/17

Fall 2016:

  • 9/26/16– 1/27/17

Spring 2017

  • 2/21/17–4/14/17
Deadline for returning answer sheets Day after test administration Day after test administration Day after test administration

View additional PSAT-related assessments dates.

Communicate with Students and Families

Plan communications with students and families, and let them know about SAT practice resources, including the Khan Academy® platform. We recommend starting early in the school year, at least four to six weeks before test day.

Introduce Staff to the SAT Suite

Use these educator resources to introduce teachers, counselors, and other staff to the SAT Suite:

 

2015-16 Counselor Resource Guide to the Redesigned Assessments

Detailed overview of the new assessments and their content and features, tips on how to prepare students, and more.

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1.19 MB

 

Test Specifications for the Redesigned SAT

Full specifications for the redesigned SAT. Includes evidentiary foundations for redesign, as well as sample questions.

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2.65 MB

Review Instructional Alignment

Schedule time to review instructional alignment in your school and district after test results are returned. These resources provide guidance on using SAT Suite scores and reports for student support and acceleration, and to evaluate and improve curriculum and instruction:

 

Using Scores and Reporting to Inform Instruction

Guidance for teachers on interpreting student scores, monitoring progress, and making connections to instruction and curriculum.

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3.29 MB

 

Professional Development Module 6: Using Scores and Reporting to Inform Instruction

Understand the reports and data provided by the SAT Suite of Assessments.

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2.25 MB

 

Module 6: Facilitator's Guide

A facilitator's guide to accompany Module 6.

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3.25 MB