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.



College Board and the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce have partnered to let districts and community schools choose the SAT as the state-funded college admission test for juniors. The spring 2024 Ohio window is March 4—April 26. For spring 2025 the window will be March 3—April 30.

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SAT Important Dates

Students will use College Board’s secure student testing application, Bluebook™, to take the SAT. Bluebook is compatible with Windows or Mac devices, iPads, and school-managed Chromebooks. Find more details about Bluebook.

Test coordinators and proctors will use Test Day Toolkit, a web-based application, to administer the tests to students. Educators will receive access to Test Day Toolkit about six weeks prior to the start of Ohio’s testing window. Find more information about Test Day Toolkit.

Activities (tentative as of September 2023) Responsible Role Dates
School onboarding survey School Test Coordinator Completed fall 2023
Attending Institution (AI) code confirmation email School Test Coordinator Completed January 2024
Request College Board accommodations SSD Coordinator Deadline January 16, 2024
State Data Management System (SDMS) opens District/School Test Coordinator January 30, 2024
Test day online training available School Test Coordinator
SSD Coordinator
Room and Hall Monitors
District Assessment Coordinator
January 29, 2024
Test Day Toolkit available Test Coordinator February 5, 2024
Digital Readiness Check window School Testing Team 1–2 weeks prior to test day
Off-site requests due School Test Coordinator March 1, 2024
Test administration window School Testing Team It is recommended that schools select a week within the state window of March 4–April 26 to test all students and allow for time to test absent students or those who experienced irregularities.

The final week of April 22–26 should be reserved for students who are rescheduled or must retest.

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Spring 2024 SAT School Day Test Window

Ohio State Selected Testing Window Recommendations
March 4–April 26, 2024 We recommend that schools select a shorter timeframe within the state selected testing window to test all students.

We recommend that schools reserve the week of April 22 (the final week of the testing window) to test students who were absent or those who experienced testing irregularities.

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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 2022-23 Ohio Public University Guide, all public colleges and universities accept the SAT for their college entrance exam requirement as well as 166 private institutions.

Ohio SAT State Testing Overview—2025

About the SAT

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School Testing Team

For the digital SAT, we recommend each school establish a team of staff to plan for and support test administration. Team member roles include:

  • School Test Coordinator
    • Responsible for all aspects of the test administration, including assigning students and staff to testing rooms.
    • Monitors all testing on test day(s).
    • Must be a staff member who is authorized to work with student personally identifiable information.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator
    • Responsible for communicating with students who need testing accommodations and their families, as well as students who require linguistic supports.
    • Requests accommodations and supports for students through SSD Online.
    • Must be a staff member who is authorized to work with student personally identifiable information.
  • Technology Coordinator
    • Responsible for making sure the school’s technology and network infrastructure can support digital testing, including student testing devices, test coordinator and proctor devices, and the school’s network.
    • Support technical troubleshooting on test day(s).
    • Can be someone at a school or district level.
  • Principal
    • Determines when the school should receive their score reports and will be the recipient of those reports.
    • Serves as an escalation point for testing issues.

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Students with Disabilities

If a student has a College Board–approved accommodation for previous paper testing administration, comparable accommodations will be applied to their digital assessments. SSD coordinators can apply for accommodations for students who do not have approved accommodations, or request changes to existing accommodation approvals, through SSD Online.

Linguistic supports are also available for English learners (EL) who take the SAT as part of the Ohio test administration. These students have access to time and one-half, translated test directions, and a list of College Board approved word-to-word bilingual dictionaries. Learn more about supports for EL students.

Ensuring that students with disabilities can test with accommodations is a priority for us. Students requiring the SAT with accommodated materials or other adjustments must receive approval from 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:

  • Have a College Board professional account.
  • Complete the SSD Coordinator Form. 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 1–2 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).

Accommodations Requests

College Board has implemented a streamlined process for requesting testing accommodations, recognizing that school staff are most familiar with their students. This aims to reduce both time and paperwork.

For most students already approved for testing accommodations through their current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan at school, these accommodations will be 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.


  • Understanding College Board Accommodations: This is an on-demand training module for SSD coordinators. They can use it to learn about types of accommodations, requesting accommodations, making SSD Online updates, and supports for English learners.
  • Accommodations and Supports Handbook (Digital and Paper Testing): This handbook will help SSD coordinators prepare to submit accommodation requests and provide guidance on available accommodations and supports for College Board testing.
  • State Accommodations Guide 2024: This guide provides instructions for administering the digital SAT School Day and PSAT-related assessments to students with disabilities who will be testing with accommodations.

Contact SSD

Email SSD or call 866-609-2205.

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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 the digital SAT will be available in February 2024.

Word-to-Word Dictionaries for the SAT Suite of Assessments: A list of College Board-approved dictionaries for student use during test administrations.

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Training & Resources

Test Coordinator and SSD Coordinator Resources

Webinars and Training Modules

Spring 2024 Ohio School Day Publications

Test Day Staff

Parents/Guardians and Students

Ohio Newsletter Archive

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Contact Us

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

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