Timeline to Test Day

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If you're 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.

2020-21 Timeline

Date Deadline
August 7 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
August 25
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
September 8–10 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
September 15–17 All schools receive test books.
September 23 Test administration
September 23–24 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the September 23 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
September 23–25 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
October 27 (formerly October 28) Makeup test date.
October 15 Most scores available to students. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
August 12 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
August 25 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
September 16
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
September 29–October 1 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
October 7–12 All schools receive test books.
October 14 Test administration
October 14–15 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the October 14 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
October 14–16 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
October 27 (formerly October 28) Makeup test date.
November 4 Most scores available to students. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
January 8 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
January 12 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
January 29
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
February 16–18 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
February 24–March 1 All schools receive test books.
March 3 Test administration
March 3–4 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 3 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
March 3–5 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
March 28 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
January 29 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
February 2 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
February 19
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 9–11 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides.
March 17–22 All schools receive test books.
March 24 Test administration
March 24–25 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the March 24 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
March 24–26 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
April 18 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
February 12 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
February 22 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 5
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
March 30–April 1 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
April 7–9 All schools receive test books.
April 13 Test administration
April 13–14 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 13 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
April 13–15 Window to order test books for the makeup test.
May 8 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.
Date Deadline
February 26 Deadline for test book orders that include a coordinator planning kit.
March 8 Deadline to submit testing accommodation requests for students with disabilities.
March 19
  • Deadline to reduce test book orders.
  • Deadline to order standard and accommodated test books.
  • Deadline to request extended time for English learners.
April 13–15 Schools receive preadministration materials and student guides by this date.
April 21–23 All schools receive test books.
April 27 Test administration
April 27–28 Return all answer sheets and test books (used and unused) from the April 27 administration. (Some schools will be directed to return materials on a different timeline. Check your manual for those instructions.)
May 22 Most scores available in K–12 portal. Some essay scores may be posted on a later date.