The SAT School Day program supports states and districts in meeting their assessment needs and reducing the overall in-school testing time for students.
An SAT School Day contract provides benefits to students, educators, and administrators:
- SAT scores are accepted by all colleges in the United States as a college entrance credential.
- Student test scores comply with state and federal accountability requirements.
- Educators can measure student acquisition of the reading, writing and language, and math skills that matter most in college and career.
- Educators and administrators have access to online, interactive reports that inform instructional improvements.
- Administrators have the support of a team of experts that include nationally renowned psychometricians, and project managers with extensive experience supporting large-scale assessment programs.
Testing Supports for English Language Learners
To make the SAT even more accessible to students, the College Board has worked with educators and state partners to provide testing supports for English language learners (ELL).
As of January 1, 2017, ELL students taking a state-funded SAT during the school day have access to testing instructions in several native languages and approved word-to-word bilingual glossaries.
A number of our state partners use SAT School Day for accountability purposes. For more information, please contact your regional College Board office.
Incorporating a test into a state assessment program can be challenging. As part of our SAT School Day contracts, we provide additional support to our state and district clients to ensure a smooth implementation.
- Our project managers work closely with states and districts to develop plans that guide communication with stakeholders, contingency planning, and the overall implementation.
- Our extensive support resources ensure that educators and administrators know what processes they need to follow before, during, and after test day.
- Our technical documentation provides expertly crafted evidence to support the validity and reliability of our assessments.
Contact your College Board regional office for information on how we can support your SAT School Day implementation.