Michigan’s K-12 budget contains first time language which allows students to sit for the 2021 fall SAT/PSAT testing at the state’s expense regardless of whether the student previously took to the PSAT/9/10 or SAT during the Spring of 2021. Every district will be required to offer the opportunity for students in grades 8-12 to re-take or sit for an exam for the first time this coming fall.

Here is the exact language in the budget for this testing requirement:

Sec. 104g. (1) For the 2020-2021 2021-2022 school year only, a district shall make the SAT available in the fall of 2020 2021 to pupils both of the following:

(a) Pupils who were in grade 11 during the 2019-2020 2020-2021 school year and who were not able to take the examination during the 2019-2020 2020-2021 school year.

 (b) Pupils who took the examination during the 2020-2021 school year and request to take the examination again in the fall of 2021.

         (2) For the 2020-2021 2021-2022 school year only, a district shall make the PSAT available in the fall of 2020 2021 to pupils both of the following:

(a) Pupils who were in grades 8, 9, and 10 during the 2019-2020 2020-2021 school year and who were not able to take the examination during the 2019-2020 2020-2021 school year.

(b) Pupils who took the examination during the 2020-2021 school year and request to take the examination again in the fall of 2021.

(3) The examinations offered by a district in subsections (1) and (2) are not considered state summative assessments or the college entrance portion of the Michigan merit examination for the 2020-2021 2021-2022 school year.

(4) Pupils must be encouraged but not required to take the examinations under subsections (1) and (2).

(5) The department shall grant credits to districts that administer the exams described under this section upon submission of an invoice and proof of payment from any school eligible to administer the examinations.

Join us for this webinar with Ted Gardella, the Executive Director of the Midwest Office, from the College Board to get your questions answered along with all the details regarding test ordering, accommodations and requirements.

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Written by Wendy Zdeb, MASSP Executive Director