School day SAT administration support available

The Department is letting schools preparing to administer the optional SAT to their students on Wednesday, April 15 know of support available from College Board.

While the Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy developed by Smarter Balanced is the new required State assessment, the Maine DOE is providing the SAT at no cost to third-year high school students who wish to take it through a school day administration on April 15. While schools are not required to make the SAT paid for by the State available to their students, 123 high schools across Maine have opted to do so.

College Board’s Alex Moore is available as a dedicated expert support contact for Maine schools and can be reached at (571) 485-3818 or MaineInitiative@collegeboard.org.

Test related questions can also be sent to College Board’s general Test Administration Services at (800) 257-5123 (opt. 2) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the test date. Meanwhile College Board’s Office of Testing Integrity can be contacted at (609) 406-5430 between 7 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. if there are security concerns on the test day and the Services for Students With Disabilities Office can be reached at (800) 257-5123 (opt.1).