- 2019-20 Important Dates
- Why Choose the SAT?
- Interested in Digital Testing?
- Students with Disabilities
- English Learner Supports
- Contact Us
The College Board and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) have partnered to let districts and community schools choose the SAT as the state-funded college admission test for juniors.
Two Administrations, Two Formats, One Choice
Choose an administration that meets your schedule and technology capabilities.
Districts can choose digital or paper testing for all schools in their district. For both digital and paper, all testing (primary, accommodated, and makeup) takes place in spring 2020.
March: Paper or digital testing is available. Schools administer the standard paper SAT on a single date but can administer the standard digital SAT during a testing window. Test questions and answers aren't disclosed after testing.
|March 4, 2020||Paper primary test day|
|March 4-6, 2020||Digital primary testing window|
|March 4-17, 2020||Paper and digital accommodated testing window for students with certain accommodations|
|March 25, 2020||Paper and digital makeup test day|
April: You can choose either paper or digital testing. Test questions and answers are disclosed after testing for students that test on April 14.
|April 14, 2020||Paper primary test day|
|April 14–16, 2020||Digital primary testing window|
|April 14-27, 2020||Paper and digital accommodated testing window for students with certain accommodations|
|April 28, 2020||Paper and digital makeup test day|
2019-20 Ohio SAT School Day Important Dates
Ohio SAT School Day implementation activities will be posted in fall 2019.
|Activity||Mode||March Administration||April Administration|
|Deadline for surveys that establish schools for testing and identify testing staff||Paper and Digital|
|Overview webinar available||Paper and Digital||October 21, 2019||October 21, 2019|
|Accommodations and supports webinar available||Paper and Digital||November 11, 2019||November 11, 2019|
|List of approved word-to-word glossaries available on www.collegeboard.org/Ohio||Paper and Digital||September 9, 2019||September 9, 2019|
|Test coordinator receives AI code confirmation||Paper and Digital||January 2020||January 2020|
|Deadline to submit off-site testing plans||Paper and Digital||December 20, 2019||December 20, 2019|
|Bulk registration access codes sent to bulk registration coordinator||Paper and Digital||January 2020||January 2020|
|Bulk registration webinar available||Paper and Digital||January 6, 2020||January 6, 2020|
|State-allowed accommodations (SAA) request window opens||Paper and Digital||January 14, 2020||January 14, 2020|
|English Learner 50% extended time window opens||Paper and Digital||January 14, 2020||January 14, 2020|
|Online coordinator training available||Paper||January 2020||February 2020|
|Deadline to submit first bulk registration file||Paper and Digital||January 10, 2020||February 7, 2020|
|Deadline to submit accommodations requests||Paper and Digital||January 14, 2020||February 24, 2020|
|Coordinators given access to TIDE||Digital||January 2020||February 2020|
|Coordinator's planning kit arrives||Paper||January 2020||February 2020|
|Translated test directions will be available for printing on www.collegeboard.org/Ohio||Paper and Digital||February 2020||February 2020|
|Preadministration materials and pre-ID labels arrive||Paper||February 2020||March 2020|
|Digital materials arrive||Digital||February 2020||March 2020|
|Testing tips webinar||Paper and Digital||February 25, 2020||February 25, 2020|
|Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) is available||Paper and Digital||February 5, 2020||March 17, 2020|
|Test materials arrive||Paper and Digital||February 2020||April 2020|
|Deadline to submit additional bulk registration file(s)||Paper and Digital||TBD||TBD|
|Primary test date—Paper||Paper||March 4||April 14|
|Primary testing window—Digital||Digital||March 4-6||April 14-16|
|Deadline to order makeup materials||Paper||March 6||April 16|
|Accommodated testing window for students designated on the NAR||Paper and Digital||March 4–17||April 14–27|
|Makeup test date||Paper and Digital||March 28||April 28|
|Scores are released||Paper and Digital||April 2020||May 2020|
The College Board will offer multiple webinars during the 2019-20 school year to prepare staff for test day. These pre-recorded webinars will be available on demand:
- Implementation Overview webinar, available in October 2019
- Accommodations and Supports webinar, available in November 2019
- Bulk Registration webinar, available in January 2020
- Testing Tips webinar, available in February 2020
Fact: Your students already know the SAT. Many Ohio students are already familiar with the SAT because they took the PSAT/NMSQT in 2018-19, when over 90,000 students took the PSAT/NMSQT. They can access world-class, personalized practice through Khan Academy® to get ready for the SAT—for free.
Fact: All Ohio public colleges and universities accept the SAT. According to the 2018-19 Ohio Public University Guide, all public college and universities accept the SAT for their college entrance exam requirement. And 166 private institutions accept the SAT.
The SAT School Day in Ohio Webinar
Watch this webinar to learn why SAT School Day is your district’s best choice for Ohio’s state-sponsored college entrance exam in spring 2020.
About the SAT
Learn more by using these online resources:
- Test specifications and key features
- Scores and score reporting resources
- College and career readiness benchmarks
Learn how students can benefit:
- Online student score report
- Free SAT practice resources and personalized practice with Khan Academy
- Unlimited free score reports sent to universities and colleges for eligible students
- Free fee waivers for national SAT Saturday administration for eligible students
A district that chooses digital testing must administer the digital SAT to all students in the district, unless a student needs a paper test accommodation.
Digital testing is available for the primary test dates, accommodated testing window, and the makeup dates in spring 2020. We use the AIR platform for digital testing that Ohio districts are already familiar with.
Making sure that students with disabilities can test with accommodations is important to us. Students who need to take the SAT using nonstandard materials or other accommodations must be approved to do so by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
All requests are considered. To use accommodations, students must be approved in SSD Online.
Setting Up an Account
SSD coordinators oversee aspects of the SAT administration for students testing with accommodations.
SSD coordinators use 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 KB). If you have multiple SSD coordinators, each needs to fill out a separate form.
- Get an access code to link their SSD Online account to their College Board professional account (first time only). It takes one to two days to receive the access code.
You can submit requests for accommodations once you receive your school's attending institution (AI) and SSD Online access codes, and you've established your SSD coordinator(s).
The College Board uses a new streamlined process for requesting testing accommodations for students. School staff know their students best, and we want to cut down on time and paperwork.
Most students approved for testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan have those same accommodations automatically approved for SAT School Day.
All accommodations requests are submitted through SSD Online. There are two types of requests:
- College Board accommodations: Students with College Board‒approved accommodations 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 ODE. Students, schools, and the state receive scores. Please note scores aren’t valid for college admission or for Ohio remediation free scores. 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.
An on-demand training module for SSD coordinators. Use it to learn about types of accommodations, requesting accommodations, making SSD Online updates, and supports for English learners.
Email SSD or call 855-373-6387.
English learners can use word-to-word bilingual glossaries, translated test directions, and 50% extended time during SAT School Day.
Updated translated test directions for both the paper and digital SAT will be available in February 2020.
A list of College Board-approved glossaries for student use during test administrations.
Test Coordinator and SSD Coordinator Resources
Webinars and Training Modules
The following resources will be available in the coming months:
- Ohio 2020 Bulk Registration Webinar (January 2020)
- Testing Tips Webinar (February 2020)
An optional training test coordinators can give to hall and room monitors.
2019 Ohio Implementation Workshop: Sign in and use this workshop to learn about SAT School Day.
Ohio SAT School Day Implementation Module (Digital Testing): General information about digital testing for Ohio SAT School Day.
Ohio SAT School Day Implementation Module (Paper Testing): General information about paper testing for Ohio SAT School Day.
The following resources will be available in the coming months:
- Ohio SAT School Day Coordinator Manual (February 2020)
- Ohio SAT School Day Standard Testing Manual (February 2020)
- Ohio SAT School Day Accommodated Testing Manual (February 2020)
- SSD Coordinator Implementation Handbook (Fall 2019)
Detailed information for Ohio test coordinators about preparing schools for SAT School Day. Includes instructions for submitting registration files, receiving materials, and other activities.
Other Resources for Coordinators
Students who do not have government- or school-issued IDs may use this form.
A one page guide instructing states and districts how to access the list of all students with approved accommodations.
A form for testing staff to review and sign before administering tests.
Here's a sample of other educator resources created to support an SAT School Day administration:
- Teacher implementation guides: Integrate SAT practice and skill development into instruction with resources developed for teachers and curriculum specialists.
- Professional development courses: Share key information with colleagues in professional development sessions, school and district staff meetings, and professional learning communities.
- SAT practice resources: Sample questions, full practice tests, and more.