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.
2016-17 Test Dates
- Primary Wednesday: Oct. 19
- Saturday: Oct. 15
- Alternate Wednesday: Nov. 2
Schools choose a date between Feb. 21 and April 14, 2017.
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
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|
February and March testing: 12/23/16
April testing: 2/17/17
Fall 2016: 8/31/16
|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:
February and March testing: 2/8/2017
April testing: 3/27/17
Primary Wednesday: 10/19/16
Alternate Wednesday: 11/2/16
|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:
- The Teacher Implementation Guide helps educators integrate SAT practice and skills development into course work.
- Professional Development Modules include slides and facilitator's guides for spreading the word about the redesigned SAT.
Detailed overview of the new assessments and their content and features, tips on how to prepare students, and more.
Full specifications for the redesigned SAT. Includes evidentiary foundations for redesign, as well as sample questions.
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:
Guidance for teachers on interpreting student scores, monitoring progress, and making connections to instruction and curriculum.
Understand the reports and data provided by the SAT Suite of Assessments.
A facilitator's guide to accompany Module 6.