Michigan and the SAT
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has transitioned to using the SAT as part of the Michigan Merit Examination (MME). In April 2017, the state will offer the PSAT 8/9 to freshmen, the PSAT 10 to sophomores, and the SAT to juniors during regular school hours free of charge.
The College Board will continue to work with Michigan state officials to support schools, districts, educators, and students during this transition. Together, we’ll make it easier for students to navigate a path through high school and get ready for college and career.
Scores for Students
Your Online Score Report
Your score report gives you your total test score as well as a detailed breakdown that will help you understand what the numbers mean. You’ll get:
- Performance summaries for each section
- Results grouped by content area, skill set, and level of difficulty, so you can see what you’re strong in and where you can improve
- Percentiles that show you how your results compare with those of other students
- If you took the SAT with Essay, a scanned copy of your response and the question
Log In to Get Scores
You need a College Board account to view scores and access college and career planning tools in the student score reporting portal.
Start Practicing for Next Year
The College Board offers many free ways to practice.
- Official SAT Practice from Khan Academy®
- Mobile app for daily practice
- Paper-and-pencil practice tests
Scores for Educators
Michigan educators will have access to score reports by the end of June, once the answer sheet verification process has been completed.
Scores are released to educators through the online K–12 score reporting portal. This site includes:
- The Reports Center, where educators can configure, run, and print online reports
- The Download Center, where educators can securely download score data files for import into their student information systems.
Getting Access to the Score Reporting Portal
Educators need two things to access student scores on the reporting portal:
- A College Board professional account. If you don’t have an account, create one.
- Permission from your institution’s access manager. To determine your school’s access manager:
- Log in to your College Board professional account.
- Look under Tools and Services and click K–12 Assessment Reporting.
- If you don’t see K–12 Assessment Reporting, you don’t have access.
- Scroll down to Add Additional Tools and Services > K–12 > K–12 Assessment Reporting > Request Access.
- You should see the name and contact info of your access manager. Note that choosing Request Access from the portal dashboard does not notify your access manager. You still need to contact your access manager directly to receive access.
Once you have access, sign in to the score reporting portal to see student scores.
For detailed help using the score reporting portal, go to K–12 Assessment Reporting Help. Topics include running and understanding reports, printing reports and labels, and managing user access.
Understand Educator Score Reports
The information, resources, and tools here can help educators understand score reports and communicate that information to students.
How Students Get Scores
Students with a College Board account can access online student score reports.
Comparing SAT and ACT Scores
Free concordance tools are available to help you compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT.
- SAT Score Converter mobile app and online tool
- K–12 Educator Brief: Concordance (.pdf/1.1 MB)
- Concordance Tables: New SAT Scores to Old SAT and ACT Scores (.xlsx/46.6KB)
- Concordance Tables: Old SAT and ACT Scores to New SAT Scores (.xlsx/46.2KB)
Get the inside story on SAT scores and find out what the numbers mean.
Educator Score Resource Library
Get videos and downloads to share with students and families as well as lesson plans, professional development resources, and data layouts.
Timeline to Test Day
|Continuous||Update the information in the Educational Entity Master (EEM) if changes are needed|
|November 15, 2016||Deadline to submit intent to test for nonpublic schools|
|December 15, 2016||Deadline to submit off-site testing plans|
|January 16||Test center supervisor receives confirmation of AI and test center codes|
|Mid-January||SSD coordinators begin submitting state-approved accommodations using SSD Online|
|January 9–February 14||Window to pre-ID students in the MDE Secure Site for PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT|
|February 9||Online training available for SAT test center supervisors, associate supervisors, and SSD coordinators|
|February 14||Deadline for SSD coordinators to submit requests for or changes to College Board accommodations using SSD Online|
|By February 20||PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 training materials available|
Print test directions translated into several languages from this page
Receive implementation and training kit with samples of manuals and test day forms
|March 20–23||Test materials arrive (there will be multiple shipments for each assessment)|
|March 21||Deadline for late accommodations requests for students who are newly enrolled at the school, students who are newly classified at an eligible grade level, or students who have newly identified disabilities|
|By March 24||
Test center supervisor receives access to online attendance roster
SSD coordinator receives access to the Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) to assist with room assignments
|March 23–30||Order additional standard materials in the MDE Secure Site|
|March 23–April 10||
Affix pre-ID labels to the answer sheets and School Day Questionnaires (SDQs)
Schedule preadministration activities
|Until test day||Deadline for late accommodations requests for students who are newly enrolled at the school, students who are newly classified at an eligible grade level, or students who have newly identified disabilities|
|April 11||SAT test day|
|April 11 or 12||PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 test day|
|April 11–25||Testing window for students testing with accommodations listed on the NAR|
|April 13||Deadline for test center supervisors to complete survey to determine material shipments for makeup test day; test center supervisors will receive an email with a link to the survey|
|April 20||Deadline for students to add or change score-send requests in their College Board accounts|
|By April 21||Makeup test materials arrive|
|April 25||Makeup SAT test day|
|April 25 or April 26||Makeup PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 test day|
Deadline to return answer sheets for scoring
Deadline to return SDQs
Testing Material Pickups
UPS pickups will be scheduled for April 12, April 13, April 25, and April 26 for on-site locations. These pickup dates can be used to return any completed materials. For off-site locations, pickup will occur on the afternoon of test day to accommodate those locations where the supervisor may no longer be present the following day.
Students with Disabilities
Making sure that students with disabilities can test with accommodations is important to us. Students who need to take the Michigan SAT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 using nonstandard materials or other accommodations must be approved to do so by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
All reasonable requests are considered.
Setting Up an Account
The SSD coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the SAT administration for students testing with accommodations.
SSD coordinators need to have access to SSD Online to request accommodations for students. To access the system, they must:
- Have a College Board professional account.
- Complete the SSD Coordinator Form (.pdf/215.09 KB). If you have multiple SSD coordinators, each will need to fill out a separate form.
- Receive an access code to link their SSD Online account to their College Board professional account (first time only). It may take one to two days to receive the access code.
You may begin submitting requests for accommodations once you receive your Attending Institution (AI) code and SSD Online access code and your school has established an SSD coordinator.
The College Board is using a new, streamlined process for requesting testing accommodations for students. We believe that school staff know their students best, and we wanted to cut down on the time and paperwork needed to submit an accommodations request.
Starting this year, the vast majority of students who are approved for testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for SAT School Day.
All accommodations requests will be submitted through SSD Online. There are two types of requests:
- College Board Accommodations: Students with College Board‒approved accommodations will receive scores that can be reported to colleges. Once approved for accommodations, a student remains approved for all College Board tests, with limited exceptions.
- State Allowed Accommodations (SAA): These are state-specific accommodations defined by the MDE. Students, schools, and the state will receive scores; however, the scores are not valid for college admission. These accommodations apply to state testing only and must be requested for each state administration.
Students who use accommodations for other state testing must still secure accommodations for the SAT through the SSD approval process.
Testing with Accommodations
Students testing with accommodations that require two days of testing should test on consecutive days. If a student is absent for the second day, they can resume testing on the day of their return.
All testing must be complete by the last day in the window, and there is no additional makeup test date for students listed on the NAR.
Issue this form to students who need a photo ID for test-taking purposes. Chrome users: Download this form to your computer to ensure that it displays properly.
A list of testing materials that will arrive in each shipment for the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 administrations.
This Michigan Department of Education website contains an archive of its weekly "Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability" newsletter.
Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT 8/9 School Day administration.
Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT 10 School Day administration.
Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the SAT School Day administration.
Includes test day scripts for standard testing and for students with accommodations.
Explains how to request testing accommodations for students with disabilities and details extended testing times and requirements for staffing and seating.
This list of dictionaries or glossaries have been reviewed and approved for use by the College Board for the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 assessments.
A template for translated SAT test directions for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Spanish for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Arabic for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Chinese for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Haitian Creole for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Polish for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Portuguese for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Russian for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Vietnamese for English language learners.
A template for translated PSAT 10 test directions for English language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Spanish for English language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Arabic for English language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Chinese for English language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Haitian Creole for English language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Polish for English language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Portuguese for English Language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Russian for English language learners.
PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Vietnamese for English language learners.
A template for translated PSAT 8/9 test directions for English language learners.
PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Spanish for English language learners.
PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Arabic for English language learners.
PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Chinese for English language learners.
SAT test directions have been translated into Haitian Creole for English language learners.
PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Polish for English language learners.
PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Portuguese for English language learners.
PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Russian for English language learners.
PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Vietnamese for English language learners.