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.

Spring 2018 Timeline

  • January 5: Deadline to submit testing accommodations requests for students with disabilities.
  • January 12: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • January 12: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • February 20–22: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
  • February 28–March 5: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • March 8: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 7 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • March 7–9: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • March 29: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
  • January 19: Deadline to submit testing accommodations requests for students with disabilities.
  • January 26: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • January 26: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • March 6–8: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
  • March 14–19: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • March 22: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 21 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • March 21–23: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • April 13: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
  • February 9: Deadline to submit testing accommodations requests for students with disabilities.
  • February 16: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • February 16: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • March 27–29: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date
  • April 3–6: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • April 11: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 10 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • April 10–12: Window to order test books for the makeup test (contract only).
  • May 3: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
  • February 23: Deadline to submit testing accommodations requests for students with disabilities.
  • March 2: Deadline to reduce test-book orders.
  • March 2: Deadline to place orders for standard and accommodated test books.
  • April 10–12: Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
  • April 17–20: All schools receive test books during this time.
  • April 25: Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 24 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
  • May 17: Most scores available. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.

There is no makeup for the April 24 administration.

Anticipated Dates

Anticipated Dates
School Year Test Dates
2018-19 Oct 10, 2018
Mar 6, 2019
Mar 27, 2019
Apr 9, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
2019-20 Oct 16, 2019
Mar 4, 2020
Mar 25, 2020
Apr 7, 2020
Apr 21, 2020