SAT Information and Resources
While high school grades are a very useful indicator of how students will perform in college, there is great variation in grading standards and course rigor within and across high schools. More than 80 years ago, the College Board created the first standardized college entrance test to help colleges and universities identify students who could succeed at their institutions and to connect students with educational opportunities beyond high school.
Today, the SAT is the benchmark standardized assessment of the critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills students have developed over time and that they need to be successful in college and career. Each year, more than two million students take the SAT. Nearly every college in America uses the test as a common and objective scale for evaluating a student's college readiness.
- Students tested: Once in High School
- Test name: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
- Accommodations/Assistance: Appendix D2 SAT College-Board Approved Accommodations Form For technical assistance: Accommodations for test takers with disabilities
- Test date: Spring of each year
- Scoring: Students receive their individual scores from College Board. Scores include subscores and cross-test scores. With these types of scores, the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 provide insight into specific strengths and weaknesses, helping students and educators see where students can improve and supporting teachers as they adjust instruction.
- Test provider: College Board
- Test type: Each assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments — the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 — includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test.
Accessibility Supports for English Learners and Students with Disabilities
The following forms were either created or included in our DeSSA Accessibility Guidelines manual to assist IEP teams with the necessary documentation when submitting accommodation requests to College Board.
Exemption Request Form: Appendix C7 - EL First Year Exemption Request
College Board Accommodations Forms: Website with College Board Forms
Family & Educator Resource Materials
- Delaware Test Coordinator Supplemental Guide 2021: Flexible Policies for Administering SAT School Day, PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9
- FAQs for Students and Families
- FAQs for Districts
- Student PSAT scores and AP Potential: http://studentscores.collegeboard.org/
- Khan Academy SAT Practice
- Score Reporting Portal: View scores for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 and find access codes for students who need them.
Testing Supports for English Learners
Translated Test Directions
Test Center Supervisors, SSD Coordinators, and Educators
- SAT School Day Customer Support : 855-373-6387 or SATSchoolDaySupport@collegeboard.org
- ETS Test Administration Support (TAS - for test day items, rosters, test material issues): 800-257-5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- SSD Support (help with submitting approvals or checking approval status): 844-255-7728 or email@example.com
- SAT Counselor Hotline : 888-SAT-HELP (728-4357)
- Students and Parents (registration, online account questions)
- Customer Service Support: 866-756-7346
- SSD Support and Questions: 212-713-8333
If you have additional questions or would like more information about SAT® data or testing, please contact Michele Postles at Michele.Postles@doe.k12.de.us PH: 302-735-4169