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Beginning in spring 2024, SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 transitioned to all digital test administration.

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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 2023-24 Manuals and Guides

Proctor Script Practice Resource

Proctors can use this document to learn what to expect when reading the script in Test Day Toolkit. This is intended as a practice resource only as the actual script in Test Day Toolkit is subject to change before test day. 

Student Guides

Illinois has chosen not to provide access to Connections™ through College Board’s BigFuture School app. Students taking SAT with Essay and PSAT 10 may still provide a mobile phone number to access the BigFuture School app in order to receive their scores directly on their mobile phone.

Paper Administrations

Although rare, some students will participate in the spring 2024 SAT with Essay, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9 using a paper format. The resources below should be used exclusively for paper administrations. Hard copies of Paper Test Taker Administration Instructions will be shipped with their corresponding paper materials.

Paper Administration Guides

 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.​

 Presentations & Webinars

 SAT, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 Toolkit Resources

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