Establishment and Intent to Test - Important Information for Spring Assessments's picture

All schools should have received information via email this past week about the process of establishment of schools for spring testing. This is a critical (and required) process, which we engage in every year. Responses MUST be received by November 17. The College Board will follow up with reminders to public schools until responses are submitted. Here are the details:

Establishment is the process whereby the College Board knows which schools are administering the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT, and is based on rules that are coordinated with MDE. Public schools and private schools are established through different processes.

Public School Establishment
Public schools are automatically established for PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT for spring 2018 if the school returned used answer sheets for that particular assessment in spring 2017. For example, if a school returned answer sheets for SAT but did not administer PSAT 8/9, the school will be established for SAT but not for PSAT 8/9.

  • For public schools that did not provide either the PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, or SAT in 2017, principals, SAT and PSAT supervisors, as listed in the EEM, should have received an “intent to test” email last week.
  • This email contains instructions on how to give your intent to test any additional assessments in 2018. This outreach will be made to schools with new grades or brand new schools as long as contact information is available in EEM.

Private School Establishment
Private schools must indicate intent to test every year for each assessment. If a school chooses to administer the SAT, they must administer all parts of the MME.

  • Using the contact information in EEM, College Board will send an email to all private schools requesting confirmation of their intent to participate in MME or PSAT.
  • Email has been sent to SAT and PSAT test supervisor and principal identified in EEM.
  • Follow the directions in the email to confirm your intent. Please do not call or email until you receive the email.

Remember, responses MUST be received by November 17. If you do not respond to the intent to test communications, your school may not be able to administer assessments this spring. If your school is automatically established for all three assessments, you will not receive the intent to test communication.