The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is offering school districts and open-enrollment charter schools reimbursement for a college preparatory assessment, such as the SAT, taken during spring of a student’s junior year or anytime during their senior year. TEA has partnered with College Board to offer a discounted rate for SAT School Day for Texas public school students in the eligible grade levels. Visit the TEA for more details.
Schools can order SAT School Day for the 2021–22 school year on our test ordering site, the same place where PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 are ordered. Districts can monitor ordering on the same site.
- 2021–22 SAT School Day Timeline
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|Deadlines||October 13 SAT School Day||October 28 SAT School Day||March 2 SAT School Day||March 23 SAT School Day||April 13 SAT School Day||April 26 SAT School Day|
|Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.||August 24||September 8||January 11||February 1||February 22||March 7|
|Deadline to place or modify a test order.
Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
|September 15||September 24||January 28||February 18||March 11||March 25|
|Most Scores Available||November 4||November 19||March 25||April 18||May 5||May 20|
- Your students already know the SAT. Nearly 90% of Texas students are familiar with the SAT because they took the PSAT/NMSQT during the fall of their sophomore or junior year. They can access world-class, personalized practice through Khan Academy® to get ready for the SAT—for free.
- All Texas colleges and universities accept the SAT. All public and private colleges and universities accept the SAT for their college entrance exam.
- Cultivates a college-going culture and supports equity. When students have the opportunity to take the SAT at their own school, they're more likely to take the test and gain access to higher education. Benefits for low-income students include unlimited free score reports and waived application fees at participating colleges.
- The SAT Suite Question Bank provides targeted practice. The question bank lets educators access over 3,500 questions from the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 assessments.
- Continuously improve outcomes. All tests in the SAT Suite share a common score scale and are appropriate for their designated grade levels. This makes it easy to track performance across tests to measure growth and identify areas where students need help. Our interactive reporting portal makes it easy to view integrated data across the SAT Suite. Go to the K–12 score reporting portal.
- Simple to order. The entire SAT Suite of Assessments—including the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9—are available to order online, all in one place, with the ability to administer multiple assessments at the same time. For SAT School Day, you can order for any number of students and select from six administration dates.
Learn more by using these online resources:
- Test specifications and key features
- Scores and score reporting resources
- College and career readiness benchmarks
- SAT Suite of Assessments Alignment to Texas Standards (.pdf/2.14 MB)
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 weekend SAT Saturday administration for eligible students
SAT School Day Implementation Resources: Resources that support educators on SAT School Day.
Registration: Unlike the weekend SAT, students don’t have to preregister for SAT School Day. Schools simply order the quantity of exams they need and SAT registrations are generated when schools return their answer sheets for scoring.
Billing: By default, individual schools are billed for test ordering costs. Within the test ordering site, districts can opt for district-level billing. Schools are billed based on the number of answer sheets returned for scoring. Invoices are sent a few weeks after testing. SAT fee reductions don't apply.
Districts will receive estimated funding annually for assessment reimbursement. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will arrange payment with districts in the spring of the following year, once all student assessment data is received. The amount of estimated funding can be found on line 39 of the Summary of Finance report.
- SAT School Day Coordinator Manual 2021-22 (.pdf/5.11 MB)
- SAT School Day Standard Testing Manual 2021-22 (.pdf/2.27 MB)
- SAT School Day Accommodated Testing Manual 2021-22 (.pdf/5.44 MB)
Optional training test coordinators can give to hall and room monitors.
Webinars and Training Modules
A form for testing staff to review and sign before administering tests.
Making sure that students with disabilities can test with accommodations is important to us. Students who need to take the SAT using accommodated 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.
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.
Learn more by watching this on-demand training module for SSD coordinators.
Here are additional educator resources created to support an SAT School Day administration:
- Outreach Resources: Download these resources to inform students and parents about SAT School Day.
- SAT Suite Question Bank: Use the SAT Suite Question Bank (SSQB) to create custom, targeted question sets and improve instruction. The question bank lets educators access over 3,500 questions from the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 assessments.
- Integrate SAT practice and skill development into instruction with resources developed for teachers and curriculum specialists.
- Share key information with colleagues in professional development sessions, school and district staff meetings, and professional learning communities.
- View sample questions, full practice tests, and more.
Visit our SAT School Day Downloads page for more information and resources.
Prepare for success on the SAT using the resources below, and be sure to talk to your school counselor or administrator about taking the SAT at no cost.
- Official SAT Practice from Khan Academy®
- SAT Practice Tests for Assistive Technology
- SAT Student Guide (.pdf/2.02 MB)
- Use your College Board account to access your online student score reports. Score reports provide a lot of feedback, and it might be hard to know where to start. Mean scores, percentiles, and benchmarks can help you put scores in perspective. Subscores and cross-test scores can help you identify strengths and weaknesses.
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships: This scholarship program is open to all students and it doesn't require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.
Help prepare your child for success using the resources below. Keep in mind if your child is in the 11th or 12th grade in a Texas public school, talk to their school counselor or administrator about taking the SAT at no cost.
- About the SAT
- Getting your teen ready for the SAT (.pdf/316 KB)
- Family Action Plan: 11th Grade (.pdf/263 KB)
- Family Action Plan: 12th Grade (.pdf/172 KB)
- Parent Webinars