Digital Testing Overview Timeline

Digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 Overview

The first digital administration of the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 will take place in fall 2023. To help you prepare for a successful digital testing experience, a high-level timeline is provided below. More administration details and deadlines will be shared later this spring through emails, webinars, and on-demand modules. We encourage you to bookmark the links in this table for easy reference.

Get a head start this spring:

  • Review technology requirements. Make a plan to install Bluebook™ on managed devices for fall testing.
  • Update accommodations requests. Remember, students taking PSAT 8/9 with accommodations must have accommodations requests entered in SSD Online.
  • Plan your testing schedule. If you're planning to administer SAT School Day in addition to digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9, please remember SAT School Day will still be a paper/pencil administration until spring 2024.

Digital Testing Timeline

Timing Task
  • Ensure your staff has access to the Test Ordering and Registration Site.
  • Begin entering your PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 digital orders in the Test Ordering Site.
Late May–Early June
  • Share information with your students and their families about the PSAT/NMSQT and how to prepare for it.
  • Review the digital testing readiness steps and ensure that Bluebook is installed on managed devices.
  • Identify the rooms you will use for testing. Review testing room requirements.
  • Submit requests for new accommodations or changes to existing accommodations for students by posted deadlines.
  • Confirm the day(s) you will be testing and how you will support students testing with accommodations.
  • Update/finalize your testing orders for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 by the published deadlines based on your testing schedule.
  • Register the students who will be taking PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9. Registration deadlines and process will be provided later this spring.
  • Validate your student testing rosters and verify student accommodations are correct.
  • Provide testing staff with access to Test Day Toolkit which will be used by proctors to administer the test.
  • Provide students with access to digital familiarization tools and full-length practice tests. Students with accommodations should practice using the accommodations they will have when testing.
  • Conduct a digital testing readiness check at least one week before testing begins.
  • Provide links to the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 Student Guides on your website and/or through district/school social media messages as soon as possible but no later than least two weeks prior to testing.
  • Administer the digital PSAT/NMSQT and/or PSAT 8/9.
  • Become familiar with digital scores and reports by reviewing the Digital SAT Suite Scores and Reports online on-demand module.
  • Access PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 scores and share score reports with students and parents.
  • Submit payment for invoice(s).


When can my school/district order for fall 2023?

College Board's test ordering site will open in late spring 2023 for fall ordering.

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How can I register my students for the digital PSAT/NMSQT and/or PSAT 8/9?

Additional information on the registration process for the digital PSAT/NMQST and PSAT 8/9 will be provided in late spring 2023.

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What is Test Day Toolkit and how can I access it?

Test Day Toolkit is College Board's online test administration tool. Test coordinators and proctors use Test Day Toolkit to administer the digital SAT Suite of Assessments. Coordinators will be provided with access to the toolkit several weeks before testing and will ensure all other testing staff have access prior to testing.

More information about Test Day Toolkit will be provided in late spring 2023.

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What is a "digital testing readiness check?"

The digital testing readiness check will help educators and students ensure they are properly set up for digital testing. Additional information about the digital testing readiness check will be provided in late spring 2023.

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How can students practice for the digital PSAT/NSMQT?

Full-length practice tests for the PSAT/NMSQT will be available in the Bluebook™ testing application in early summer 2023.

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How can students practice for the digital PSAT 8/9?

Full-length practice tests for the PSAT 8/9 will be available in the Bluebook™ testing application in late summer 2023.

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