Timeline to Test Day

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If you are offering SAT School Day as part of a state- or district-wide contract, your dates and deadlines may differ from those on this timeline. Contact your state or district assessment office with any questions about the timeline for your school's SAT School Day administration.

2018–19 Timeline

  • September 12: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • September 12: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • September 25–27: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
  • October 3–8: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • October 10–11: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the October 10 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • October 12: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • November 5: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
  • January 11: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • January 11: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • February 19–21: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
  • February 27–March 4: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • March 6–7: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 6 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • March 6–8: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • April 1: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
  • February 1: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • February 1: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • March 12–14: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
  • March 20–25: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • March 27–28: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 27 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • March 27–29: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • April 22: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
  • February 15: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • February 15: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • March 25–27: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
  • April 2–5: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • April 9-10: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 9 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • April 9–11: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • May 6: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
  • March 1: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • March 1: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • April 8–10: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
  • April 16–19: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • April 23-24: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 23 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • April 23-25: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • May 20: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.

Anticipated Dates

Anticipated Dates
School Year Test Dates
2019-20 Oct 16, 2019
Mar 4, 2020
Mar 25, 2020
Apr 7, 2020
Apr 21, 2020