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​In spring 2020, ISBE requires all public-school students in grade 9 to take the PSAT 8/9 and all public-school students in grade 10 to take the PSAT 10, unless the student will take DLM-AA instead. ISBE will continue to require all public-school students in grade 11 to take the SAT, unless the student will take DLM-AA​ instead.

Additionally, some public-school students in grade 12 may also be required to take the SAT or DLM-AA, as appropriate. Please see the flowchart document​PDF Documentfor details about which grade 12 students are required to test.​

2019-20 Established SAT/PSAT Test Sites​​​PDF Document

Announcing College Board Office Hours

Every Thursday from February 6 – April 9, 2020
Open forum-call any time from 2:30-3:20 p.m. if you have questions regarding the ISBE-provided SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9.
1-866-469-3239, Access Code 792109879
Meeting Link (optional-for joining via computer)

 News & Updates

 2019-20 SAT™ Information

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

 2019-20 English Learner (EL) and Students with Disabilities Information

  • December 10, 2019: Accommodations Overview for ISBE-Provided SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT8/9 Webinar​
  • Parent Consent Form for Accommodation Requests (English and Spanish)
  • Parent Consent Form for EL Supports Requests
  • Training e-Module: Understanding College Board Accommodations - State Version (approx. 40 minutes)​
  • Accessing 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:
  • ​​​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 for SAT School Day.
  • 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.
    All testing must be done by the last day in the window.  Students using blue or lime green test books who are absent on test day should test later in the accommodated testing window, there is no scheduled makeup test date for students approved to test in the accommodated testing window. 
  • Supports for EL Students
    College Board offers many supports for English learners (EL) including translated test directions, approved word-for-word glossaries, 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 the following translated test directions. In addition, schools may provide "on the fly" translations, using a district- or school-approved translator for languages not provided by College Board. Please note that these supports are not available for national, weekend SAT administrations. Updated SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 translated test directions will be available on this website.
    • Approved Word-to-Word GlossariesPDF 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

 2018-19 SAT®, PSAT™ 10, and PSAT™ 8/9 Information Archive

​2018-19 SAT®​ Information

2018-19 PSAT™ 10 Information

2018-19 PSAT™ 8/9 INFORMATION

2018-19 English Learner (EL) and Students with Disabilities Information

Archived Webinars & Other ​Presentations

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