- 2019 Important Dates
- SAT: The Best Choice
- Students with Disabilities
- 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 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.
|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.
|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|
|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.
This overview informs districts that want to learn more about the digital SAT.
2018-19 Ohio SAT School Day Important Dates
Ohio SAT School Day implementation activities are listed below:
|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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
- Four free score reports sent to universities and colleges
- Free fee waivers for national SAT Saturday administration
Learn what to expect:
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:
- Have a College Board professional account.
- Complete the SSD Coordinator Form (.pdf/215.09 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.
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.
Email SSD or call 855-373-6387.
Test Coordinator and SSD Coordinator Resources
Get tips for leading preadministration sessions, administering paper testing, and more ahead of Ohio's SAT School Day in spring 2019.
This webinar explains how Ohio educators can use our online bulk registration tool to securely pre-identify students ahead of SAT School Day.
The accompanying presentation to the Ohio 2019 Bulk Registration webinar video.
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.
This manual provides detailed procedures for proctors in standard testing rooms for the SAT School Day administration. Includes standard test-day script.
This manual provides detailed procedures for proctors in accommodated testing rooms for the SAT School Day administration. Includes accommodated test-day scripts.
This manual provides detailed procedures to follow before, during, and after the SAT School Day administration.
Detailed information for SSD coordinators about types of accommodations, requesting accommodations, maintaining SSD Online dashboards, and other activities.
Detailed information for Ohio test coordinators about preparing schools for SAT School Day. Includes instructions for submitting registration files, receiving materials, and other activities.
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.
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.
English Learner Resources
Most English learner resources, including instructions for extended time requests, are now available. Learn more about English learner supports.
A list of College Board-approved glossaries for student use during test administrations.
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.