College Admission Exams

A-Z: The SAT in Ohio

The University of Akron, Zane State College, and 178 other Ohio colleges and universities accept the SAT. So do thousands more across the country.​

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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.

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Two Administrations, Two Formats, One Choice

Choose an administration that meets your scheduling and technology capabilities:

March: Paper or digital testing is available. Whether testing digitally or on paper, all students taking the standard SAT must test on one day. Test questions and answers aren't disclosed after testing.

Testing Dates
Date Event
March 6, 2019 Paper or digital test day
March 6–19, 2019 Paper and digital accommodated testing window for students with certain accommodations
March 27, 2019 Makeup test day (paper only)

April: You can choose either paper or digital testing. Test questions and answers are disclosed after testing for students that test on April 9.

Paper Testing Dates
Date Event
April 9, 2019 Test day
April 9–22, 2019 Paper and digital accommodated testing window for students with certain accommodations
April 23, 2019 Makeup test day
Digital Testing Dates
Date Event
April 9-11, 2019 Digital testing window
April 9–22, 2019 Paper and digital accommodated testing window for students with certain accommodations
April 23, 2019 Makeup test day (paper only)

Interested in Digital Testing?

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.

We have transitioned to an AIR platform for digital testing that Ohio districts are already familiar with.

Learn more about administering the SAT digitally.

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Administering the Digital SAT in Ohio: Helping You Make the Decision

This overview informs districts that want to learn more about the digital SAT.

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2018-19 Ohio SAT School Day Important Dates

Ohio SAT School Day implementation activities are listed below:

Spring 2019 Ohio SAT School Day Administration—Key Dates
Activity Mode March Administration April Administration
Deadline for surveys that establish schools for testing and identify testing staff Paper and Digital October 5 October 5
Overview webinar available Paper and Digital October 22 October 22
Accommodations and supports webinar available Paper and Digital November 12 November 12
List of approved bilingual glossaries available on www.collegeboard.org/Ohio Paper and Digital November 12 November 12
Test coordinator receives AI code confirmation Paper and Digital December 2018–January 2019 December 2018–January 2019
Deadline to submit off-site testing plans Paper and Digital December 14 December 14
Bulk registration access codes sent to bulk registration coordinator Paper and Digital Early January 2019 Early January 2019
Bulk registration webinar available Paper and Digital January 7 January 7
State-allowed accommodations (SAA) request window opens Paper and Digital Week of January 7 Week of January 7
English Learner 50% extended time window opens Paper and Digital Week of January 28 Week of January 28
Online coordinator training available Paper January 23 February 26
Deadline to submit first bulk registration file Paper and Digital January 15 February 4
Deadline to submit accommodations requests Paper and Digital January 15 February 19
Digital kickoff Digital January 22 February 26
Coordinator's planning kit arrives Paper Week of January 21 Week of February 26
Translated test directions will be available for printing on www.collegeboard.org/Ohio Paper and Digital February February
Preadministration materials and pre-ID labels arrive Paper Week of February 4 Week of March 11
Digital materials arrive Digital TBD TBD
Testing tips webinar Paper and Digital February 25 February 25
Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) is available Paper and Digital Week of February 6 Week of March 12
Test materials arrive Paper and Digital Week of February 26 Week of April 1
Deadline to submit second bulk registration file Paper and Digital TBD TBD
Primary test date—Paper Paper March 6 April 9
Primary test date—Digital Digital March 6 April 9-11
Deadline to order makeup materials Paper and Digital March 8 April 11
Accommodated testing window for students designated on the NAR Paper and Digital March 6–19 April 9–22
Makeup test date (all students will take the makeup on paper) Paper March 27 April 23
Scores are released Paper and Digital April 2019 May 2019

As of November 2018. Dates are subject to change.

Webinars will be pre-recorded and available at www.collegeboard.org/ohio no later than the date listed in the table.

Implementation Trainings

The College Board will offer multiple webinars during the 2018-19 school year to prepare staff for test day. These pre-recorded webinars will be available on demand:

  • Implementation Overview webinar, available by October 22
  • Accommodations and Supports webinar, available by November 11
  • Bulk Registration webinar, available by January 7, 2019
  • Testing Tips webinar, available by February 25

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Why Choose the SAT?

Fact: Your students already know the SAT. Many Ohio students are already familiar with the SAT because they took the PSAT/NMSQT in 2016-17, 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 2015-16 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.

Webinar: SAT School Day in Ohio

View this webinar for information on choosing SAT School Day as your district's choice for the state-sponsored college entrance exam in spring 2019.

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SAT School Day in Ohio - Recording

The accompanying presentation to the SAT School Day in Ohio Webinar. Educators in Ohio can follow this webinar to understand more about the SAT Suite of Assessments.

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About the SAT

Learn more by using these online resources:

Learn how students can benefit:

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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 reasonable 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:

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).

Accommodations Requests

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.

The vast majority of 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.

Contact SSD

Email SSD or call 855-373-6387.

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Test Coordinator and SSD Coordinator Resources

Webinars

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Testing Tips Webinar

Get tips for leading preadministration sessions, administering paper testing, and more ahead of Ohio's SAT School Day in spring 2019.

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Video: Ohio 2019 Bulk Registration Webinar

This webinar explains how Ohio educators can use our online bulk registration tool to securely pre-identify students ahead of SAT School Day.

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Ohio 2019 Bulk Registration

The accompanying presentation to the Ohio 2019 Bulk Registration webinar video.

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Accommodations and Learning Supports E-Module

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.

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Ohio SAT School Day Standard Testing Manual

This manual provides detailed procedures for proctors in standard testing rooms for the SAT School Day administration. Includes standard test-day script.

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Ohio SAT School Day Accommodated Testing Manual

This manual provides detailed procedures for proctors in accommodated testing rooms for the SAT School Day administration. Includes accommodated test-day scripts.

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Ohio SAT School Day Coordinator Manual

This manual provides detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the SAT School Day administration.

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SSD Coordinator Implementation Handbook

Detailed information for SSD coordinators about types of accommodations, requesting accommodations, maintaining SSD Online dashboards, and other activities.

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Ohio SAT School Day Coordinator Handbook

Detailed information for Ohio test coordinators about preparing schools for SAT School Day. Includes instructions for submitting registration files, receiving materials, and other activities.

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Ohio Student ID Form

Students who do not have government- or school-issued IDs may use this form.

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Guide to Accessing the Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR)

A one page guide instructing states and districts how to access the list of all students with approved accommodations.

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SAT School Day Testing Staff Agreement

A form for testing staff to review and sign before administering tests.

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Hall and Room Monitor Training

An optional training test coordinators can give to hall and room monitors.

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2019 Ohio Implementation Workshop: Sign in and use this workshop to learn about SAT School Day.

English Learner Resources

Most English learner resources, including instructions for extended time requests, are now available. Learn more about English learner supports.

SAT School Day Translated Test Directions

Digital SAT School Day Translated Test Directions

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

A list of College Board-approved glossaries for student use during test administrations.

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Additional Resources

Here's a sample of other educator resources created to support an SAT School Day administration:

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Questions? Want more about the SAT in Ohio?​ Email us.

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