Administering the SAT Weekend with Accommodations
Before a student can take the SAT with accommodations, they must have approval from SSD.
If you're administering the SAT with accommodations, remember that most students testing with accommodations take the SAT at test centers, and some accommodations are not available at test centers. Students approved for school-based accommodations generally test at their school.
Complete the SSD school-testing calendar.
Be sure to complete the SSD school-testing calendar, which can be accessed through SSD Online, to confirm your availability to test your students.
Schedule the SAT.
The SAT must be administered within the seven-day period that begins with the Saturday national test day. The SSD coordinator at the testing school determines the specific date, start time, and location within the school, and then notifies students. All students testing at the same school must begin on the same day.
Testing may begin on any day within the testing window (Saturday through the following Friday), but it’s best to begin testing as early as possible so you can return the answer sheets promptly and allow for timely reporting of student scores.
Note: For the August administration, there is an alternate testing window in September for schools that cannot test in August.
Plan for a two-day testing schedule.
All students who take the SAT with double time (+100%) are tested at their school. Students test over two days if they are testing with double time (+100%) in reading . Follow the two-day testing schedule:
- Day 1: Complete ID information and test sections 1–3. Test materials must be locked in a secure area overnight.
- Day 2: Complete test section 4. Be sure to give each student the same book and answer sheet they used on the first day.
Testing must end on the next consecutive day within the window, with the exception of students who begin testing on Saturday and may complete the test on Monday.
Review and submit the Nonstandard Administration Reports (NARs).
Through SSD Online, SSD coordinators can access a NAR listing all students with approved accommodations who will be testing at their school. On the Monday before each SAT administration, SSD coordinators receive an email listing all students with approved accommodations.
As close to test day as possible, print the NAR by clicking the link in the top-right corner of your SSD Online dashboard and following the instructions.
On test day, the NAR must be completed and returned to the College Board with all used answer sheets and related materials.
Scores will not be released until the NAR is received.
Nonstandard Administration Reports (NARs)
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