Michigan and the SAT

College Admission Exams

A Partnership for Student Success

Michigan's transition to the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT

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Michigan and the SAT

Partnership

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

Most scores for students who took the PSAT 8/9, the PSAT 10, or the SAT on a school day this April in Michigan are already available online.  

Important:

Get Your Scores Now

Create or sign in to your College Board account to view your score report.

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.

Create your student account, or if you already have one, just sign in.

Start Practicing for Next Year

The College Board offers many free ways to practice.

Learn more about practice options.

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.
Important:

Score Report Help for Michigan Educators

This short tutorial is designed to help you learn how to access and use online score reports and data files in the score reporting portal.

 

Watch the tutorial.

Getting Access to the Score Reporting Portal

Educators need two things to access student scores on the reporting portal:

  1. A College Board professional account. If you don’t have an account, create one.
  2. Permission from your institution’s access manager. To determine your school’s access manager:
    1. Log in to your College Board professional account.
    2. Look under Tools and Services and click K–12 Assessment Reporting.
    3. If you don’t see K–12 Assessment Reporting, you don’t have access.
    4. Scroll down to Add Additional Tools and Services > K–12 > K–12 Assessment Reporting > Request Access.
    5. 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.

Take a tour of an online student score report with this interactive demo.

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.

Interpret Scores

Get the inside story on SAT scores and find out what the numbers mean.

Visit Interpreting SAT Scores

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.

Go to Score Resources

Timeline to Test Day

Important coordinator deadlines for the April SAT School Day administration in Michigan.
Date Activity
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
Mid-February

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
April 28

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.

Accommodations Requests

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.

Resources

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Michigan Student ID Form

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.

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Michigan Materials Matrix

A list of testing materials that will arrive in each shipment for the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 administrations.

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Spotlight Newsletter

This Michigan Department of Education website contains an archive of its weekly "Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability" newsletter.

Manuals

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Michigan PSAT 8/9 School Day Supervisor Manual

Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT 8/9 School Day administration.

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2.67 MB

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Michigan PSAT 10 School Day Supervisor Manual

Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the PSAT 10 School Day administration.

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2.88 MB

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Michigan SAT School Day Supervisor Manual

Detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the SAT School Day administration.

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3.96 MB

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Michigan SAT School Day Testing Room Manual

Includes test day scripts for standard testing and for students with accommodations.

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4.40 MB

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Michigan SAT School Day SSD Coordinator Manual

Explains how to request testing accommodations for students with disabilities and details extended testing times and requirements for staffing and seating.

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4.06 MB

English Language Learner Resources

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Word-to-Word Glossaries for the SAT Suite of Assessments

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.

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SAT

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SAT Translated Test Directions for English Language Learners (English Template)

A template for translated SAT test directions for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Spanish

SAT test directions have been translated into Spanish for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Arabic

SAT test directions have been translated into Arabic for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Chinese

SAT test directions have been translated into Chinese for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Haitian Creole

SAT test directions have been translated into Haitian Creole for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Polish

SAT test directions have been translated into Polish for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Portuguese

SAT test directions have been translated into Portuguese for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Russian

SAT test directions have been translated into Russian for English language learners.

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SAT Translated Test Directions in Vietnamese

SAT test directions have been translated into Vietnamese for English language learners.

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PSAT 10

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions for English Language Learners (English Template)

A template for translated PSAT 10 test directions for English language learners.

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1.7 MB

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Spanish

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Spanish for English language learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Arabic

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Arabic for English language learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Chinese

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Chinese for English language learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Haitian Creole

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Haitian Creole for English language learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Polish

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Polish for English language learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Portuguese

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Portuguese for English Language learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Russian

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Russian for English language learners.

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PSAT 10 Translated Test Directions in Vietnamese

PSAT 10 test directions have been translated into Vietnamese for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions for English Language Learners (English Template)

A template for translated PSAT 8/9 test directions for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Spanish

PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Spanish for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Arabic

PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Arabic for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Chinese

PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Chinese for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Haitian Creole

SAT test directions have been translated into Haitian Creole for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Polish

PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Polish for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Portuguese

PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Portuguese for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Russian

PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Russian for English language learners.

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PSAT 8/9 Translated Test Directions in Vietnamese

PSAT 8/9 test directions have been translated into Vietnamese for English language learners.

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