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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.

SAT Manuals, Resources, and Information

SAT Manuals, Resources, and Information

Use the documents and links below for information about administering the SAT as part of the state assessment system. This information is for the state assessment administration of the SAT only. Information on College Board's other SAT administrations, such as Saturday administrations, can be found on the College Board website.

SAT Manuals and Resources: 2019-20

Student Registration:The following information applies only to the 2019-20 administrations of PSAT10 and SAT. It does not apply to any other administration of a College Board test.

  • RIDE will upload all student registration information to the College Board. This registration file will be used to create Pre-ID labels for SAT and PSAT10 paper tests. This file will also be used to create the digital registrations for PSAT10.
  • Please ensure that all student information in the Enrollment Census and Special Education Census are correct and accurate. Please note:
    • only grade 10 and grade 11 students will be registered.
    • students taking the alternate assessments must have alternate assessment as their Testing Code (code 3) in the Special Education Census so they are not registered by mistake.
  • DO NOT use the College Board's Test Ordering Site to order PSAT10 or SAT School Day test materials for the RI state assessment administrations.

PSAT10 Manuals, Resources, and Information

Use the documents and links below for information about the April, 2020 administration of the PSAT10. Information on accommodations and accessibility features is available by clicking the Accommodations tab on this web page and information on the SAT can be found by clicking the SAT tab.

In April, 2020, the PSAT 10 will be administered via computer. While additional details will be available through Assessment Office notices and at various RIDE and College Board training workshops, the following is a high-level overview of the computer-based PSAT10 administration information:

  • LEAs may choose to administer the PSAT10 over as many days during the testing window as fits the school schedule.
  • Paper-based editions of the PSAT10 will be available as accommodations for students.
  • SAT will remain a paper-based administration only.

PSAT10 Manuals and Resources: 2020 test administration resources and manuals will be posted below as they become available.

  • 2020 Key Dates [PDF]
  • Test Coordinator Checklist: Please use this checklist to ensure that you are prepared for administering the PSAT10.
  • Coordinator Manual
  • PSAT10 Digital TIDE User Guide
  • Accommodated Manual
  • Assistive Technology Resource Guide
  • Guide for managing TIDE settings, including accommodations
  • How to administer the math-only section of the PSAT10 to first-year EL students
  • Instructions for accessing the online training for PSAT10 and SAT
  • Instructions for conducting a digital pre-administration session

Important Links:

Student Registration: The following information applies only to the April, 2020 administration of PSAT10 and SAT. It does not apply to any other administration of a College Board test.

  • View the Test Coordinator Monthly Webinar recording for October, 2019. It contains important information on student data and student registration.
  • RIDE will upload all student registration information to the College Board. This registration file will be used to create Pre-ID labels for SAT and PSAT10 paper tests. This file will also be used to create the digital registrations for PSAT10.
  • Please ensure that all student information in the Enrollment Census and Special Education Census are correct and accurate. Please note:
    • only grade 10 and grade 11 students will be registered.
    • students taking the alternate assessments must have alternate assessment as their Testing Code (code 3) in the Special Education Census so they are not registered by mistake.
  • DO NOT use the College Board's Test Ordering Site to order the PSAT10 or SAT School Day tests for the April, 2020 test administration.

PSAT 10 and SAT Materials Shipment Information

Below is information student registration, materials ordering, and shipping information. Updated 1/16/20

Digital PSAT10 Student Registration:

RIDE will be providing College Board with daily student registration files in order to accommodate updates in enrollment made by districts. Updates will be visible in the College Board TIDE on the following day. The last file will be sent on April 29, 2020, the day before the makeup test day. Please note the following:

  • Any student who exited/unenrolled from your school will remain in the College Board TIDE. The College Board systems do not allow students to be deleted; ignore these student names. Your school will not be held accountable for testing these students.
SAT Makeup Day Test Materials:
  • Student who were not able to test on your school's primary test day (either March 25 or April 14, 2020) or in the accommodated testing window, should test on your school's makeup day (either April 14 or April 28, 2020).
  • All purple test books used on your school's primary test day should be sent back to College Board (schools are responsible for arranging their own UPS pickup time). Test booklets should be ordered specifically for the makeup day.
  • Test Coordinators will receive an email from College Board with a link to request SAT makeup materials for the makeup date for your school. The deadlines for ordering make-up materials are:
    • March 25th test date: March 27, 2020
    • April 14th test date: April 16, 2020
    • If you miss the deadline and need materials, please contact Sarah Thaler at sthaler@collegeboard.org. NOTE: After ordering materials, there will be no confirmation email.
  • SAT test materials for the makeup day will arrive either on Friday, April 19 or Monday, April 22.

PSAT10 Makeup Day Test Materials:

  • Students who were not able to test from April 14-30, 2020 or in the accommodated testing window, should test on April 30, 2020.
  • Students who need to take the digital PSAT10 on April 30 will be in the TIDE system so no paper tests need to be ordered unless you have students who fit the following situations:
    • Is a homeschooled student testing at your school.
    • Is a student who uses an accommodation that requires a paper test and who missed the accommodated test window.
  • Hold any return materials (irregularity reports, seating charts, copy of NAR) until all students have complete testing on April 30, 2020.
  • If you students test using paper/pencil, send answer sheets back when all students testing on paper are finished.
  • Keep the PSAT 10 test books. You do not need to return any PSAT 10 test booklets to College Board.

UPS Pickup of Test Materials

Updated 1/16/20: College Board will not arrange UPS pickups of test materials.Schools will need to arrange pickup of test materials on their own with UPS or, if you have a regularly-scheduled UPS pickup at your school, materials can be given to the driver at that time. For students testing in the SAT accommodated testing window, hold all testing materials and return them when all students have finished testing.

Training Information: 2018-19

2018-19 PSAT 10 and SAT School Day Training Information

NOTE: All webinar recordings and PowerPoint presentations for the 2018-19 administration of the SAT and PSAT10 are provided below

Implementation Overview: Below are two presentations on the PSAT10 and SAT. One presentation was an introductory webinar and the in-person presentation is a more in-depth look at the SAT and PSAT10 test administration policies and proceedures.

Accommodations and Supports Webinar: Review information about  the types of accommodations and the process to enter them into SSD Online as well as accommodations and accessibility features available for the digital PSAT10. We will also review the supports available to English Learners.

Digital Kickoff Webinar: Detailed overview of the digital administration procedures for PSAT 10.

Online PSAT10 and SAT Test Coordinator and Proctor Training: Required training for SAT coordinators to review paper/pencil testing policies and procedures and for PSAT 10 coordinators to review computer-based (digital) testing policies and procedures.  Can be provided to proctors for either test, as necessary.

Hall and Room Monitor Training: Training presentation available for coordinators to provide to hall and room monitors.

  • Test: PSAT 10 and SAT
  • When: Now, use the presentation below to train hall and room monitors.
  • Where: on-demand training module
  • Suggested Audience: Any school staff filling the roles of hall and room monitors.
  • Presentation: Hall and Room Monitor Training (PDF)

UPCOMING: Open Office Hours: Call in to ask any last-minute questions to the College Board team.

  • Test: PSAT 10 and SAT
  • When: April 2, 2019; 1 - 2:00pm
  • Where: webinar
  • Suggested Audience: SAT and PSAT10 Coordinators
  • Registration Link: Open Office Hours

Understanding the PSAT10 and SAT School Day: Scores and Resources In-Person Workshop: Participants will review the state standards and the SAT Content Domains/Dimensions and identify where and when they teach the content and how confident they are that the students have mastered the skills necessary for success. Next, participants will analyze their school-level PSAT and SAT results and engage in an item-level analysis using a data protocol to further isolate areas for improvement. Finally, we will discuss the free resources (Teacher Implementation Guide, Skills Insight, Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy) available to support instruction and improve student outcomes.

Accommodations

 

Student Privacy Letter Information

Student Privacy Information

Below is information on College Board's policies regarding the use of student personal information. While the letter below will be included in the materials shipments to schools for the March/April, 2020 administration of the SAT, districts/schools may decide to distribute the letter to families at any time prior to testing using the PDF version below.

  • Student Privacy Letter 2020 [PDF]
  • SAT Student Answer Sheet Instructions (coming soon!)
  • SAT Student Answer Sheet (coming soon!)
  • Request to Cancel Scores (coming soon!)

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.

Student Participation in the State Assessments: PSAT10 and SAT

Participating in the SAT School Day and PSAT10 School Day 

This is a clarification of who can participate in the Rhode Island statewide administration of the RI SAT School Day and PSAT10 tests. This information applies only to the dates published by RIDE for RI SAT School Day and PSAT10 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 PSAT10 administration in grade 10, and the RI 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 PSAT10 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 PSAT10. 
    • 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 March, 2020 or April, 2020  PSAT10 administration in grade 10 and 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 PSAT10 or RI SAT 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 = 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
      • Additionally: 
        • Testing materials for homeschooled students:
          • SAT: Schools should use test booklets shipped as overage.
          • PSAT10: Schools should contact Sarah Thaler at sthaler@collegeboard.org to order paper test booklets for PSAT10. RIDE cannot register students for the digital PSAT10.
        • 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.

More information on statewide assessment participation requirements for Rhode Island students:


 

Exemptions from Testing

ALL Rhode Island public school students — including students with disabilities and students receiving services in-state or out-of-state at outplacement special education facilities — are expected to take part in Rhode Island’s statewide assessment program. 

Students who experience a medical emergency or crisis during testing may be eligible for an exemption. RIDE defines a medical emergency as an incident involving a medical condition or injury or a crisis requiring hospitalization, clinical care, or special treatment in response to the incident. Typically, the incident prevents the student from receiving instruction and from participating in assessment for the remainder of the testing window. The assessment exemptions policy extends to the SAT and the PSAT 10, administered in April, 2018, since both assessments are now part of the statewide assessment program.

To review guidance, obtain forms, and submit a medical exemption for a student who is taking the SAT or PSAT10, please visit the Assessment Exemptions page of our website.

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:

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)

 

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.

SAT Technical Manuals

SAT Technical Manuals

The manuals below describe the technical aspects of the SAT.

Site Documents

Documents on this site require the use of the following programs:

DOC - Microsoft Word

PDF - Acrobat Reader

PPT - Microsoft PowerPoint

XLS - Microsoft Excel