Districts and schools can order SAT School Day for the 2023-24 school year in our SAT Suite Ordering and Registration (SSOR) system, the same place where PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 are ordered.
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. The 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.
2023–24 SAT School Day Timeline
The SAT will be administered in paper format in the U.S. until spring 2024. Fall 2023 SAT School Day test dates will be October 11 and October 26.
The SAT School Day will be delivered digitally in spring 2024. The testing window will be March 4–April 26. Districts and schools will be able to administer these assessments on as many days of the testing window as needed. Go to important dates and deadlines for 2023–24 SAT School Day.
Why Choose the SAT?
- 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 Official Digital SAT Prep on 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 admission test.
- Connects students directly to scholarships and the College Board National Recognition Programs. The College Board National Recognition Programs create pathways to college for underrepresented students by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with colleges across the country.
- Cultivates a college-going culture and supports equity. When students can 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. Go to the SAT Suite of Assessments Question Bank.
- 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.
- Connects students to future opportunity. SAT Suite score reports will also connect students to information about local two-year colleges and workforce training programs tied to their achievements, interests, and financial goals. This will be available when students start taking the digital SAT in 2024.
Learn more by using these online resources:
Learn how students can benefit:
- Online student score report
- Free SAT practice resources and 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
Fall 2023 Administration Toolkit
Fall 2023 SAT School Day Implementation Resources: Resources that support educators on SAT School Day.
Test Ordering: Ordering for fall 2023 opened at the end of April. Schools can place their order using the new SAT Suite Ordering and Registration System.
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.
Webinars and Trainings
- SAT Suite of Assessments E-Modules: Our SAT Suite e-Modules help you understand the SAT Suite of Assessments and use supporting resources to guide students toward college.
Spring 2024 Administration Toolkit
Test Ordering: Ordering opened at the end of April. Orders for digital testing can be placed at the district and school level. The test coordinator will place an order based on the estimated number of students testing for each assessment in the new SAT Suite Ordering and Registration system. Coordinators will receive an estimate of cost based on the number of students provided.
Registration: Beginning in early September, test coordinators will use the registration tools in the SAT Suite Ordering and Registration system to submit a digital file of test taker information which will be used to deliver test packages and accommodations.
Billing: If the order is placed by the district, the district will receive the invoice. Schools will receive the invoice for any tests not placed by the district.
Webinars and Trainings
Webinars and training modules are sent directly to SAT coordinators by College Board. Coordinators can also view them by logging in to their professional accounts.
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). The process for requesting accommodations will not change with the transition to the digital SAT Suite of Assessments.
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.
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
View a list (.pdf/1.36 MB) of approved word-to-word dictionaries for students to use during SAT School Day.
Here are additional educator resources created to support the fall 2023 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.
Here are additional educator resources created to support a digital SAT School Day administration beginning spring 2024:
- Outreach Resources: We've put together this collection of resources to help you and your staff as you prepare for and communicate with students, parents, and caregivers about the value of each test in the digital SAT Suite of Assessments and what they need to know to get ready for them.
- Bluebook™ Technology for Professionals: Technical specification and installation instructions for device and network managers.
- Technology Tasks and the Digital Readiness Checklist: Make sure your school or test center is ready for test day.
Prepare for success on the SAT using the resources below. Be sure to talk to your school counselor or administrator about taking the SAT at no cost.
- Official Digital SAT Prep from Khan Academy®
- SAT Practice Tests for Assistive Technology
- 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.
- BigFuture 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. 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.
Questions? Want to learn more about the SAT in Texas? Email us.
Need more information about accommodations? Email SSD or call 855-373-6387.