Test Administration Details and FAQs

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PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9

The testing window for the fall 2023 digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 will be October 2–October 31. Districts and schools will be able to administer the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 on as many days of the testing window as needed. For example, a district or school that is 1:1 may decide to administer the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 to all students on a single day. Another district or school may decide to administer the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 to smaller groups of students over several days given spacing and/or staffing constraints. 

Students may only test once during the testing window, unless there is an irregularity (technical issue, significant testing disruption, etc.) that requires a student to re-test. All testing must be completed by the end of the testing window.

  • For planning purposes, please allow just over 3 hours on test day to complete all testing related activities for standard test takers. Additional time will be required for students with extended time and other types of accommodations.
  • Include around 30 minutes on or before administration begins to ensure devices are ready for testing and for students to explore the Bluebook™ testing application with the test preview feature.

Additional administration details will be provided in early 2023 and ordering for fall testing will open in spring of 2023.

SAT School Day

The SAT will be administered in paper format in the U.S. until spring 2024. View current 2022–2023 administration dates and deadlines here. Fall 2023 SAT School Day test dates will be October 11 and October 26. More information about the transition to the digital SAT School Day administration will be provided throughout 2023.

FAQ

Can my school administer PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 on the same days, at the same time?

Yes. Schools will be able to administer both the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 on the same days.

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Can my school administer the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 8/9 and SAT School Day on the same day?

Yes. Provided you have the staffing and space to adhere to the administration requirements for each assessment, you can administer digital and paper and pencil tests on the same day.

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Is SAT School Day being administered digitally in fall 2023?

No. Only the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT will be delivered digitally in fall 2023. SAT School Day will be fully digital starting in spring 2024.

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Can our school administer PSAT/NMSQT on a Saturday, like we currently do?

Yes. College Board will support administrations of the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

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When will digital PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 scores be available?

The timeline for PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 scores and reports will be available in early 2023. 

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When will scores for fall 2023 SAT School Day be available?

The timeline for fall 2023 SAT School Day scores and reports will be available in early 2023.

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When will my school (district) be able to order for fall 2023?

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

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