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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Partnership

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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SAT Important Dates

Choose an administration that meets your schedule and technology capabilities.

Districts can choose digital or paper testing for all schools in their district.

Activity Mode March Administration April Administration
Deadline for surveys that establish schools for testing and identify testing staff and mode choice Paper and Digital October 2021 October 2021
English Learner time and one half (+50% extended time) window opens Paper and Digital October 2021 October 2021
Overview webinar available Paper and Digital November 9, 2021 November 9, 2021
Accommodations and supports webinar available Paper and Digital December 11, 2021 December 11, 2021
List of approved word-to-word dictionaries available on www.collegeboard.org/Ohio Paper and Digital December 2021 December 2021
Test coordinator receives attending institution (AI) code, test date, and mode confirmation Paper and Digital December 2021 December 2021
Bulk registration webinar emailed to test coordinators Paper and Digital December 2021 December 2021
Deadline to submit off-site testing plans Paper and Digital January 21, 2022 January 21, 2022
Bulk registration access codes sent to bulk registration coordinator Paper and Digital Week of January 3, 2022 Week of January 3, 2022
State-allowed accommodations (SAA) request window opens Paper and Digital January 10, 2022 January 10, 2022
Online coordinator training available Paper and Digital Week of March 1, 2022 Week of March 1, 2022
Deadline to submit first bulk registration file Paper and Digital January 10, 2022 February 4, 2022
Deadline to submit accommodations requests Paper and Digital January 11, 2022 February 22, 2022
Coordinators given access to TIDE Digital February 3, 2022 March 4, 2022
Coordinator's planning kit arrives Paper Week of January 17, 2022 Week of March 1, 2022
Translated test directions will be available for printing on www.collegeboard.org/Ohio Paper and Digital February 2022 February 2022
Preadministration materials and pre-ID labels arrive Paper Week of February 7, 2022 Week of March 14, 2022
Materials to support digital testing available Digital Week of February 7, 2022 Week of March 14, 2022
Nonstandard Administration Report (NAR) is available for primary test date Paper and Digital Week of February 1, 2022 Week of March 15, 2022
Paper test materials arrive Paper To be determined To be determined
Deadline to submit additional bulk registration file(s) Digital Email sent December 2021 with deadlines Email sent December 2021 with deadlines
Primary test date Paper March 2, 2022 April 13, 2022
Primary testing window Digital March 2–4, 2022 April 13–15 and 19–20, 2022
Deadline to order makeup materials Paper March 4, 2022 April 15, 2022
Accommodated testing window for students designated on the NAR Paper and Digital March 2–15, 2022 April 13–26, 2022
Makeup testing dates Paper March 23, 2022 April 26, 2022
Makeup testing window(s) Digital March 23–25, 2022
April 29–30, 2022
April 26-28, 2022
Scores are released Paper and Digital April/May 2022 May 2022
Student scores are released (depending on the day the student tested) Paper and Digital Rolling basis starting March Rolling basis starting May
Educator scores are released (depending on the day students tested) Paper and Digital Rolling basis starting March Rolling basis starting May

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2021-22 SAT School Day Test Dates

Two Administrations, Two Formats, One Choice

Choose an administration that meets your schedule and technology capabilities.

Districts can choose digital or paper testing for all schools in their district.

March 2022: Paper or digital testing is available. Schools administer the standard paper SAT on a single primary and makeup date but can administer the standard digital SAT during testing windows. Test questions and answers aren't disclosed after testing.

Date Event
March 2, 2022 Paper primary test day
March 2–4, 2022 Digital testing window #1
March 2–15, 2022 Paper and digital accommodated testing window for students with certain accommodations
March 23, 2022 Paper makeup test day
March 23–25, 2022
March 29–30, 2022
Digital testing window #2

April 2022: You can choose either paper or digital testing. Schools administer the standard paper SAT on a single primary and makeup date but can administer the standard digital SAT during testing windows. Test questions and answers are disclosed after testing for students that test on April 13.

Date Event
April 13, 2022 Paper primary test day
April 13–15, 2022
April 19–20, 2022
Digital testing window #1
April 13–26, 2022 Paper and digital accommodated testing window for students with certain accommodations
April 26, 2022 Paper makeup test day
April 26–28, 2022 Digital testing window #2

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Why Choose the SAT?

Fact: Your students already know the SAT. Many Ohio students are familiar with the SAT because they take the PSAT/NMSQT. Students 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 2020-21 Ohio Public University Guide, all public colleges and universities accept the SAT for their college entrance exam requirement as well as 166 private institutions.

The SAT School Day in Ohio Webinar

Watch this webinar to learn why SAT School Day is your district's best choice for Ohio's state-sponsored college entrance exam in spring 2022. Access Code: ohiosat2022!

You can also review the webinar's accompanying presentation (.pdf/643 KB).

About the SAT

Learn more by using these online resources:

Learn how students can benefit:

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Interested in Digital Testing?

Digital testing is available for the primary test dates, accommodated testing window, and the makeup dates. Digital testing is delivered using the Cambium Assessment, Incorporated™ (CAI) Test Delivery System (formerly American Institutes for Research), which Ohio districts are already familiar with.

Learn more about administering the SAT digitally

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Students with Disabilities

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.

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

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.

Most 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.

Resources

Contact SSD

Email SSD or call 855-373-6387.

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English Learner Supports

English learners can use word-to-word bilingual dictionaries, translated test directions, and 50% extended time during SAT School Day.

Learn more about English learner supports

Updated translated test directions for both the paper and digital SAT will be available in February 2022.

Word-to-Word Dictionaries for the SAT Suite of Assessments (.pdf/551 KB): A list of College Board-approved dictionaries for student use during test administrations.

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Resources

Test Coordinator and SSD Coordinator Resources

Webinars and Training Modules

Manuals

Get manuals and resources for digital testing

Other Resources for Coordinators

Additional Resources

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

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Contact Us

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

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