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.

Important:

Resources for English Language Learners

We’ve translated test directions for the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and the SAT into eight languages.

 

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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.

Shipments

Test materials will be sent based on the number of students who have been identified through the pre-ID process in the MDE Secure Site and the number of students testing with accommodations identified in the SSD Online system.

To ensure that the correct materials are shipped:

  • Log in to the MDE Secure Site and update the pre-ID student report by removing students who will not be taking the test and adding new students. If you do not update this report, students will be identified for pre-IDs based on the fall Michigan Student Data System (MSDS) general collection.
  • Do not place orders in the College Board’s test ordering site for SAT, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 for ninth grade for the April test administration provided by the MDE.
  • Remember that the deadline to pre-ID students is February 14.

Labels and answer sheets will be shipped to schools for all students who have been assigned pre-IDs by the deadline.

  • Labels and answer sheets will arrive by March 23.
  • Schools will receive two labels for each student with a pre-ID: one that should be affixed to the answer sheet and one that should be affixed to the Student Data Questionnaire.

All answer sheets must have a pre-ID label in order to be processed. Missing or incorrect labels will delay scoring or make scoring impossible. Be sure the label matches the test taker. A fee may be charged for any answer sheets missing labels.

Schools will need to generate separate labels for students who received pre-IDs after the deadline.The College Board will ship a small amount of extra test materials, including blank labels, to account for newly enrolled test takers, typically students who are last-minute transfers to the school. Schools will need to pre-ID these students in the MDE Secure Site and print a pre-ID label for each student's answer sheet.

Please note that standard and nonstandard test materials will arrive in different shipments. View a list of testing materials (.pdf/ 1018.84 KB).

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.

Important:

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

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.

Important:

April 11–25

Testing window for students testing with accommodations who are listed on the Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR)

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.

Prepare for Test Day

Educational Entity Master

The Educational Entity Master (EEM) is a repository that contains contact information regarding educational systems in the state of Michigan. It contains information for public schools, nonpublic schools, intermediate schools districts, and institutions of higher education.

It's very important to have accurate information in the EEM because the College Board uses its data to send emails with important test-related communications, such as where to ship testing materials.

Use the EEM-Search field to locate your school's record and verify that the following information is current.

  • SAT Test Coordinator (Building)
  • SAT Backup Test Coordinator (Building)
  • SAT SSD (Services for Students with Disabilities) Coordinator (Building)
  • PSAT 10 Test Coordinator (Building)
  • PSAT 8/9 Test Coordinator (Building)
  • PSAT Backup Test Coordinator
  • District Assessment Coordinator

If roles need to be updated, contact your district-authorized EEM administrator.

AI Codes

The test center supervisor and the district assessment coordinator should have received an email in early January with each school’s six-digit Attending Institution (AI) code. The AI code is used to connect your students’ scores to your school. The same AI code will be used for students taking the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9, and will most likely be the same AI code you used last year. Locate your school’s AI code.

Test Center Numbers

The test center supervisor and the district assessment coordinator should have also received an email in early January with each school’s five-digit Test Center (TC) number. This number will only be used for the state-contracted SAT administration in April. The TC number indicates the location where students are taking the test. Schools administering the SAT at an off-site location will receive a unique TC number for each site.

Please save the email that you will receive with the AI codes and TC numbers for the spring test administrations. Students will need to record the AI codes and TC numbers on their answer sheets, and test center supervisors will use them on SAT School Day forms and on shipments of materials. If you misplace these numbers or did not receive this email, please call the Michigan Educator Hotline number at 866-870-3127.

Preadminstration Activities

Complete the following activities in advance to prepare for SAT test day:

  • Apply pre-ID labels to answer sheets and SDQs.
  • Complete and return SDQs anytime from March 23 to April 28, 2017.
  • Fill in demographic information on answer sheets, which includes identifying the student’s four free score sends.

Complete the following activities in advance to prepare for PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 test days:

  • Apply pre-ID labels to answer sheets.
  • Fill in demographic information on answer sheets.

Students will have to include their UIC number on their answer sheet. This can be found on the pre-ID label in the upper left-hand corner.

Implementation Kits

Schools have started to receive materials for Michigan’s SAT School Day, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 administrations. In mid-February, the schools will receive an implementation kit to help plan for each test administration.

The SAT implementation kit will include:

The PSAT 10 implementation kit will include:

The PSAT 8/9 implementation kit will include:

Additional shipments will arrive between March 20 and March 23 that will include:

  • Additional copies of manuals
  • Answer sheets
  • SAT Student Data Questionnaires (SDQs)
  • Pre-ID labels
  • Registration and SDQ booklets
  • Test booklets
  • Promotional posters

These materials may arrive in different shipments.

Online Attendance Roster and NAR

SAT test center supervisors will have access to the supervisor’s online attendance roster (SOAR). The SOAR is a tool that is maintained by ETS and lists all students who will test under the supervision of the test center supervisor.

The SSD coordinator will have access to the Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) through SSD Online. The NAR will list all the students who will test under the supervision of the SSD coordinator.

The SAT test center supervisor will receive an email from ETS to let them know when they can set up the account to access the SOAR. This is a separate account with ETS and is different from your College Board professional account.

Supervisor Training

SAT

SAT test center supervisors are required to complete one online training no later than two weeks before test day. If you completed the training last year, we highly recommend that you retake the training as it has been updated. Because the online training modules for test center supervisors and SSD coordinators are the same, you only need to take the course once if you hold both roles.

SAT test center supervisors received an email on February 9 with a link to access the training through the online learning system. The link can be shared with other test day staff as needed.

Test center supervisors are responsible for training other test day staff. You can use the available online training that is specific to associate supervisors and provides information about supervising a testing room. You can also provide training sessions during staff meetings.

You will need your five-digit SAT test center number and your six-digit College Board Attending Institution (AI) code to access the training. Please have these numbers ready when logging in for the first time. If you don’t know your AI code, you can look it up by high school name and zip code.

PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9

PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 test center supervisors are required to read the testing manual and train test day staff. In early March, a recorded training will be available to review in the same online learning system as the SAT training.

If you are a supervisor supporting multiple assessments such as SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9, you will need to request separate training courses in the online learning system. To do this, log in to the online learning system in early March and get the recorded course assigned to your account. Training for PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 has been combined into one course.

Student ID Policies

Students are responsible for bringing an acceptable form of identification each time they report to an SAT test center. View the ID requirements and examples of acceptable identification.

The College Board will also support the visual identification of a student using the school’s SIS system or other school-issued photo repository, such as a yearbook. Students who do not have government or school-issued IDs may also present a Michigan Student ID Form (.pdf/861.82 KB). Chrome users: Download this form to your computer to ensure that it displays properly.

  • The Student ID Form must have been signed by the student in the presence of either a school official or a notary public, who must cosign it.
  • The original form (not a copy) must include a photo, and the notary or school seal must overlap the photo. If signed by a school officer, the document must be provided on school letterhead. Directions are included for use if a student cannot provide a photo because of religious beliefs.

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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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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Michigan SAT School Day Supervisor Manual

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

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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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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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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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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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