Timeline to Test Day

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If you are offering SAT School Day as part of a state- or district-wide contract, your dates and deadlines may differ from those on this timeline. Contact your state or district assessment office with any questions about the timeline for your school's SAT School Day administration.

2019–20 Timeline

Date Deadline
August 14 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
August 27 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
September 19
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
October 1–3 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
October 9–14 All schools receive test books.
October 16–17 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the October 16 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
October 16–18 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
October 30 Makeup test date.
November 8 Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
January 10 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
January 14 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
January 31
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
February 18–20 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
February 26–March 2 All schools receive test books.
March 4–5 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 4 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
March 4–6 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
March 26 Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
January 31 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
February 4 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
February 21
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 10–12 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
March 18–23 All schools receive test books.
March 25–26 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 25 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
March 25–27 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
April 16 Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
February 14 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
February 24 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 6
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 31–April 2 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
April 7–10 All schools receive test books.
April 14–15 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 14 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
April 14–16 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
May 6 Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
February 28 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
March 9 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 20
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
April 7–9 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
April 21–24 All schools receive test books.
April 28–29 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 28 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
May 20 Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.

Anticipated Dates

Anticipated Dates
School Year Test Dates
2020-21 Oct 14, 2020
Mar 3, 2021
Mar 24, 2021
Apr 13, 2021
Apr 27, 2021