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PSAT10 and SAT School Day

Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, the PSAT10 and the SAT assessments will be administered to all 10th and 11th grade high school students in Rhode Island.

The PSAT10 and SAT School Day replaced the PARCC assessments at high school. This will ensure that all students can use the SAT to consider higher education opportunities. Increasing participation in the PSAT10 and the SAT is the first step to having more students be college and career ready. These assessments maintain an appropriately high standard for Rhode Island students and should be a good tool to help the state close the gap between expected future job requirements for post-secondary education and current college enrollment and completion.

For information about the following topics for PSAT/SAT, please follow the link to its corresponding page:

SAT with Essay: October 14, 2020 Administration

SAT with Essay: October 14, 2020 Administration

The information presented here applies only to the October 14th administration of the SAT with Essay; not to the administrations of the SAT with Essay or PSAT 10 scheduled as part of the RI State Assessment Program. The resources below are also posted on the Test Coordinator web page at www.ride.ri.gov/tc.

Timeline for October 14, 2020 Administration

This information is also included in the presentation posted above.

  • September 16: Deadline to order materials. College Board Ordering System
  • September 16: Deadline to enter extended time for English Learners into SSD Online System.
  • September 29 - October 1: Preadministration materials arrive
  • October 7 - 12: Test materials arrive
  • October 14: Test Day
  • October 14 - 27: Accommodated Testing Window
  • October 14 - 16: Window to order makeup materials
  • October 21 - 26: Makeup materials arrive
  • October 28: Makeup Test Day
  • Beginning November 6: Scores released to educators in the College Board K-12 Reporting Portal
  • Beginning November 9: Scores released to students in the College Board K-12 Reporting Portal

Manuals for October 14, 2020 SAT School Day (posted 8.5.20)

Student Participation for the October 14, 2020 SAT with Essay

Only students who are in the 12th grade during the 2020-21 school year may participate in the RIDE-sponsored October 14, 2020 SAT with Essay. This includes:

  • Public school students
  • Homeschooled students
  • Students tuitioned to a school outside of Rhode Island
  • Students attending outplacement schools in Rhode Island

Please note: The October 14th administration is specifically for students who missed the SAT due to school closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Any 11th grade student wishing to take the SAT with Essay this fall can find an alternate location on the College Board website.


Student Participation in the State Assessments: PSAT10 and SAT

Participating in the SAT School Day and PSAT 10 School Day 

This is a clarification of who can participate in the Rhode Island statewide administration of the RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10 tests. This information applies only to the dates published by RIDE for RI SAT School Day and PSAT 10 and do not apply to any other administrations. Dates for the Rhode Island statewide administration for all state assessments can be found on the Assessment Schedules page of this website. 

  • Public School Students: It is expected that students attending public school in Rhode Island will participate in the required tests for their current grade level. Public school students are expected to participate in the PSAT 10 administration in grade 10, and the SAT School Day or the alternate assessments in grade 11.
  • Students Attending Outplacement Schools: It is expected that students attending an outplacement school, whose tuition is paid for by a Rhode Island LEA, will participate in the required tests for their current grade level. Students attending outplacement schools are expected to participate in the PSAT 10 administration in grade 10, and the RI SAT School Day or DLM alternate assessments in grade 11.
  • Alternate Assessment Students: Students who qualify for the alternate assessments will not take the RI SAT School Day or the PSAT 10. 
    • Tenth-grade students will not participate in state assessments. There are NO alternate assessments at the 10th grade.
    • Eleventh-grade students will take the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessments in English language arts, mathematics, and science. 
  • Homeschooled Students: Any homeschooled student living in Rhode Island can participate in the in the April 2021 PSAT 10 administration in grade 10 or the RI SAT School Day in grade 11 free of charge. This does not apply to any other College Board test administrations (Saturday administrations, 8/9 PSAT, NMSQT, AP tests, or School Day administrations in any month or date other than what is published by RIDE).
    • Parents: If you are interested in having your homeschooled student participate in either of these assessments, please contact your district office and notify them that your child will participate in either the PSAT 10 or RI SAT School Day at the high school in your city or town. 
    • Districts: Enrollment information for any homeschooled student must be updated in the Enrollment Census through eRIDE. Scores of homeschooled students will not be used for accountability purposes. Use the following to ensure the students can be correctly identified:
      • Enrollment Type = H (Homeschooled)
      • Enrollment record must be active
      • Grade = either 10th or 11th grade
      • School Code In = xx190. This is the "district" school or other homeschool "school" designated by your district in the Enrollment Census.
      • School Code Out = xx900
      • SASID = Each homeschooled student should have a valid SASID.
      • Ordering Testing Materials: Homeschooled students taking the SAT with Essay or the PSAT 10 will use paper test booklets. Schools should contact Sarah Thaler at sthaler@collegeboard.org to order materials. RIDE cannot register students for digital testing.
        • Student Answer Sheets should be completed with the homeschooled indicator bubbled in (box 2). 
        • Provide each parent with the school’s preadministration and test day schedules, student privacy letter, and any other necessary information.

Student Privacy Letter Information

Student Privacy Letter Information

Below is information on College Board's policies regarding the use of student personal information. While the letter will be included in the materials shipments to schools for the 2021 administration of the RI SAT School Day with Essay, districts/schools may decide to distribute the letter to families at any time prior to testing using the PDF version below.

  • Student Privacy Letter in English [PDF]
  • Student Privacy Letter in Portuguese [PDF]
  • Student Privacy Letter in Spanish [PDF]
  • SAT Student Answer Sheet Instructions
  • SAT Student Answer Sheet
  • Request to Cancel Scores

Additional information on College Board policies regarding how student data will be used is below. Please direct any questions to College Board at: Sarah Thaler at sthaler@collegeboard.org or John Fallon jfallon@collegeboard.org.

  • If a student affirmatively opts into Student Search by checking “yes” on the answer sheet, College Board may share information with institutions of higher education or scholarship providers that are seeking students who meet specific criteria, regardless of whether the institutions of higher education or scholarship providers provide payment or other consideration to College Board. Data for students who expressly consent to the program are licensed to Higher Education institutions, but do not include social security numbers (SSN), actual test scores (searchable by bands only), disability status, or phone numbers.  As part of the explanation of the collection, use and sharing of this data that is given as part of the written consent process, College Board provides information explaining how the data will be licensed.  
  • Score Reporting to Schools and Districts. The College Board will report student’s score information to the State DOE, schools and districts. Through its online reporting portal, which allows schools and districts to view aggregate and student level data for participating students, and also to see certain aggregate data.
  • Score Reporting to Students. Paper and online reports are delivered to students after each administration of the SAT.
  • SAT Question and Answer Services: Students may purchase reports that detail their individual answers and questions for disclosed forms.  For non-disclosed forms, students can receive answer summaries with question topics and difficulty levels.
  • Other Ways the College Board uses Student’s data. Providing Students Access and Opportunities to Services to Help them Achieve and Exceed Their Potential, consistent with all applicable laws.  

    (i) Access to Opportunity (A2O): College Board implements interventions designed to help students navigate the college planning, application and financial aid processes.  A2O identifies students who are on-track or high achieving, combined with low-income tagging or fee waiver use, and provide them with resources, including college application fee waivers, designed to address barriers they may face in the path to college access.
    (ii) Realize Your College Potential: Realize Your College Potential (RYCP) is part of ongoing research that sends packets of customized college information and college application fee waivers to high achieving, low-income, high school seniors.
    (iii)  State Scholarship Feeds/Data: State Higher Education Departments that offer scholarship to instate students can receive scores files for students meeting residency criteria.
    (iv) Enhancing and Customizing Student Practice: Students may opt-in to have their scores and key metadata shared with Khan Academy, so that their free SAT Preparation course can be tailored better to meet their needs.
    (v) Research College Board may use psychometric non-identifiable data obtained from student test-takers to ensure that tests are unbiased and created for students of all races, genders, and cultures.

How to Create Test Coordinator and SSD Coordinator Accounts

In preparation for administering the PSAT10 and SAT School Day, each high school must have the following (a person can fill more than one role, if necessary):

  • SAT School Day Supervisor
  • PSAT10 Supervisor
  • SSD Coordinator (Services for Students with Disabilities)
  • Back-up Supervisor(s)

Accessing College Board:

Standards Alignment and Other Resources

SAT and CCSS Standards Alignment (pdf). This document contains an alignment analysis of both mathematics and English language arts Common Core State Standards and the SAT assessments.

SAT Test Specifications Documents. All documents below contain test specifications, including distribution of items, percentages of items across subdomains, for reading, writing and language, and mathematics. These documents are also posted in the Score Interpretation and Content Alignment Workshop tab.

SAT Practice at Khan Academy. This site offers College Board-approved practice activities for students preparing for the SAT.

Score Interpretation and Content Alignment Workshop Materials

Below is the presentation and related materials from the SAT and PSAT10 Content Workshop held in May, 2018. This presentation will walk you through the standard setting process used by College Board and through a similar process using the sample materials below. 

SAT Test Specifications Documents. These documents are also posted in the Standards Alignment and Other Resources tab.

Achievement Level Descriptions (ALDs)