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Beginning in spring 2024, SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 will transition to all digital test administration. More information is available in this digital testing overviewPDF Documentand under the “Presentations & Webinars” section of this webpage.

Beginning in spring 2019, ISBE began assessing all public-school students in grade 9 with the PSAT 8/9 and all public-school students in grade 10 with the PSAT 10, unless the student takes the grade 9 or 10 DLM-AA​ instead.

Beginning in spring 2017, ISBE began requiring all public-school students in grade 11 to take the SAT with Essay, unless the student takes the grade 11 DLM-AA instead. Additionally, some public-school students in grade 12PDF Document may also be required to take the SAT with Essay or DLM-AA, as appropriate. 

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 News & Updates

 2023-24 SAT® Information

 2023-24 PSAT™ 10 Information

 2023-24 PSAT™ 8/9 Information

 SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 Practice Resources

In spring 2024, students will use Bluebook™, the College Board testing app, to take the test on Mac and Windows devices, iPads, and school-managed Chromebooks.

Students can practice for the digital exam in the following ways:

  • Khan Academy – Students may use Khan Academy to access thousands of digital SAT Suite practice questions, videos, lessons, and hints plus test-taking tips and strategies. High quality content is available for every section of the test, including the essay, free of charge. A College Board account is not required to access Khan Academy digital SAT Suite practice content.
  • Bluebook™ App – Students can take full length practice tests on the Bluebook app. Students can enter the Bluebook App by using their College Board account login. After students are registered in College Board's system by ISBE, they will also be able to use a sign-in ticket from their school. As of the most recent update of this document, essay practice is not yet available in the Bluebook app, but there are plans for its inclusion by this December.
  • Digital SAT® Sample Questions and Answer ExplanationsPDF Document

Additional SAT Suite Practice Resources

 English Learner (EL) and Students with Disabilities Information

IMPORTANT: Supports for English Learners (ELs) and accommodations for students with disabilities are allowed for the ISBE-Provided SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 only for students with accommodations needs documented in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan and for English Learners identified as such in ISBE’s Student Information System.​

  • Accommodations and Supports Handbook – This handbook will help SSD coordinators prepare to submit accommodation requests and provide guidance on available accommodations and supports for College Board testing. PDF Document
  • Using Accommodations on Digital Tests – This College Board webpage contains a chart to describe how approved accommodations will be administered on digital tests.
  • Parent Consent Form for Accommodation Requests (English and Spanish)
  • Parent Consent Form for EL Supports Requests
  • Accessing Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Online
    The SSD coordinator works with the test coordinator to administer assessments for students with accommodations. SSD coordinators must use SSD Online to request accommodations for students. To access the system, they must:
  • Support for Students with Temporary Physical/Medical ConditionsPDF Document(03/14/2023)
  • Accommodations Requests
    The SSD coordinator must submit requests for all students taking the ISBE-provided PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT. Most students already approved for school accommodations through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will be approved automatically.
  • Testing with Accommodations
    If a student is approved for testing over two days, they should test on consecutive days. If the student is absent on the second day, they can continue when they return, as long as they complete testing no later than the final day of the testing window.
  • ​Supports for EL Students
    College Board offers many supports for English learners (EL) including translated test directions, approved word-to-word dictionaries, and 50% extended time. Students using these supports will receive college and scholarship reportable scores.
    • ​Translated Test Directions​
      English learners taking the SAT Suite of Assessments during the school day will have access to translated test directions. In addition, schools may provide "on the fly" translations of directions, using a district- or school-approved translator for languages not provided by College Board. Links to translated test directions for the spring 2024 administration are scheduled to be available in February 2024.
    • Approved Word-to-Word DictionariesPDF Document
      To make the SAT Suite of Assessments more accessible, English learner students can use approved word-to-word dictionaries or bilingual glossaries. A defined list of dictionaries and glossaries has been approved by the College Board for the SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9. Students should be familiar with the glossary they plan to use on test day.​
    • 50% Extended Time for English Learners
      Students are eligible for 50% Extended Time for the entire test. This support is offered as an option for EL students who receive extended time as an instructional support. The student's school will request this support via the EL Support request in the College Board's SSD Online portal. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Presentations & Webinars

 SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 Toolkit Resources

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