Michigan and the SAT

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

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Michigan and the SAT


The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has transitioned to using the SAT as part of the Michigan Merit Examination. In April 2018, 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.

We'll 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 their careers.

Scores for Educators

Michigan educators have access to score reports. You can access scores through the K–12 score reporting portal. This site includes:

  • The Reports Center, where you can configure, run, and print online reports.
  • The Download Center, where you can securely download score data files to import into your student information system.

Score Report Help for Michigan Educators

This short tutorial will 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

You need two things to access student scores in the score 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 find out the name of 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 doesn't 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 you understand score reports and communicate that information to your 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

Detailed timeline coming soon.

Standard Room Administration Date(s) Makeup Date(s)
SAT April 10, 2018 April 24, 2018
PSAT 10 April 10 or April 11, 2018 April 24 or April 25, 2018
PSAT 8/9 April 10 or April 11, 2018 April 24 or April 25, 2018
Accommodated Window* Administration Date(s) Makeup Date(s)
SAT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9 April 10-24, 2018 None, due to window

*For students designated in SSD Online

Requesting Off-Site Test Centers for SAT and PSAT

Most schools will serve as testing locations. However, if your school is a virtual school or if you don’t have enough room in your school, you can request an off-site testing location. These additional locations must be approved by the College Board to make sure they meet testing, staffing, training, and security requirements.

Here’s how to request approval:

  1. Identify a facility (or facilities) that will meet your needs for off-site testing.
  2. Download and save the College Board Off-Site Testing Plan spreadsheet (.xls/1.1MB).
  3. Fill in the required cells in the “Questions” tab of the spreadsheet. Some required information includes name and address of the proposed testing location, off-site supervisor information, details on how materials will be kept secure, and how the site will meet seating and setup requirements. Use the “Instructions” tab in the spreadsheet for guidance.
  4. Fill out the “Questions” tab for every off-site location your school needs by copying and pasting the “Questions” worksheet into a new tab.
  5. Return the completed spreadsheet to testingplans@info.collegeboard.org no later than midnight ET on December 15, 2017.
  6. The College Board will work with test supervisors requesting off-site testing locations to ensure the location meets the requirements. If necessary, they will contact test supervisors to make recommendations to improve security and to address any outstanding concerns. Please respond to inquiries in a timely manner to ensure approval of your off-site testing plan in time for test day.
  7. Once approved, an email will be sent to the submitter communicating the approval, along with more information about administering at the off-site location. The SAT-specific test center code will be sent separately at a later date. PSAT test centers will not receive a test center code.

A few things to note about off-site testing:

  • A primary test supervisor for the AI (attending institution) must be identified. A unique off-site test supervisor must be identified for each off-site test location in the testing plan. All communications will be sent to the primary test supervisor at the AI, who should disseminate information, as necessary.
  • It is the responsibility of the off-site test supervisors to be aware of which students are testing at each location.
  • Test materials will be shipped to the AI location. The test supervisor at the AI will be responsible for coordinating the secure transport of materials from the AI location to the attention of the off-site test supervisor at each testing location.

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 applying for accommodations on behalf of students.

SSD coordinators need to access 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, they'll each 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 a day or two 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

We're 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.

The vast majority of students approved for testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program or 504 plan have those same accommodations auttomatically approved for SAT School Day.

All accommodations requests should 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: These are state-specific accommodations defined by the MDE. Students, schools, and the state will receive scores; however, these scores aren't valid for college admission. The accommodations apply to state testing only and must be requested for each state administration.

Students who use accommodations for other state testing must still go through the SSD approval process for SAT accommodations.



Webinar: Michigan SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 Accommodations and Supports

Michigan educators can use this webinar to learn about the state-provided SAT with Essay and PSAT-related assessments, and to get information about accommodations.

Webinar: Michigan SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 Implementation Overview

Michigan educators can use this webinar to get the latest information about the Michigan SAT and PSAT-related assessments.

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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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Student-Level Growth Estimates for the SAT Suite of Assessments

This report describes the methodology used to estimate individual growth and to provide the results of the growth estimates for particular SAT Suite growth reporting groups. This is a pre-published version. The version that will eventually be published will include revisions for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and possibly other revisions of the methods and the writing.


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2017-18 Accommodations and Supports Webinar for Michigan

Michigan educators can use this webinar to learn about the state-provided SAT with Essay and PSAT-related assessments, and to get information about accommodations.


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2017-18 Michigan Implementation Overview Webinar

Michigan educators can use this webinar to get the latest information about the Michigan SAT and PSAT-related assessments.


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Michigan Accommodations Categories

Michigan educators can use this document to learn about testing requirements for students using accommodations.


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College Board-Approved Word-to-Word Glossaries for the SAT Suite of Assessments

A list of approved glossaries that English Learner students are allowed access to during the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9.


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Michigan Supervisor Handbook

This handbook helps Michigan supervisors prepare for SAT School Day, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 assessments in spring 2018.


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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.

Contact Us

Call our Michigan Educator Hotline at 866-870-3127 (choose option 1) or email us.