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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. 

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.

Spring 2023 Established Test SitesPDF Document (Updated 03/07/2023)​​

 News & Updates

 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.​

  • 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:
  • Accommodations Overview (OnDemand Version) ​​
  • 2022-23 Accommodations and Supports Handbook (College Board resource)​PDF Document
  • Accommodations Matrix (Specific to ISBE-Provided Assessments) ​PDF Document
  • Support for Students with Temporary Physical/Medical Conditions (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 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-to-word dictionaries, and 50% extended time. Students using these supports will receive college and scholarship reportable scores.
    • Translated Test Directions​PDF Document
      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.​
    • 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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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