Important SAT, PSAT™ 10, and PSAT™ 8/9 Information Via College Board and MDE
To enable schools to get as early a start on reviewing the new Michigan Specific testing manuals, the College Board is making them available via Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2A5RTO8izY6bjBUbU1RaTF6Wlk
The College Board has created a Drive folder labeled 2017 Michigan testing manuals. There are five files, each of which is a fairly large document – not suitable for email, but downloadable.
Schools will begin receiving hard copies of the manuals in mid-February. But, if you would like a preview, you can download the manuals from this folder.
Updates to the Online Learning System
MDE has made improvements to the platform in which the online test center supervisor training is delivered. The training will no longer take 24 hours to load as it did last year, supervisors should have immediate access. Additionally, the training is modularized so that users can complete the training in small segments, and visit specific segments (such as packaging test materials to return) as needed. A single link will be used to access the PSAT and SAT training. This training is available to help you through the big steps of an administration, but the Supervisor's manual remains your gold source for all of the details and specifics. If you have any questions, always refer back to your manual.
SAT test center supervisors are required to complete an online training one time, no later than two weeks prior to test day. If you completed the training last year, MDE highly encourage you to take the training again as it has been updated for this testing year. The online training modules for test center supervisors and SSD coordinators are the same, therefore if you hold both roles, you will only need to go through the course one time.
Training will be available approximately February 9th. SAT test center supervisors will receive an email with a link to the access the training through the online learning system. The link can then be shared with other necessary test day staff.
Test center supervisors are responsible for training other test day staff. You can use the available online training that is specific for associate supervisors and provides information applicable to supervising a testing room. You can also provide training sessions at a staff meeting, for example.
You will need your 5-digit SAT test center number and 6-digit College Board assigned Attending Institution (AI) code to access the training. Please have these numbers available when logging in for the first time. If you don’t know your AI code, you can search for your high school by name and zip code.
PSAT test center supervisors are required to read the testing manual and train test day staff. If interested, a webinar will be provided on February 13 at 10:00 am EST. Go to www.tinyurl.com/MichiganPSAT to register. If you are not able to attend, you can still register and a link to the presentation will be emailed to you following the webinar. In early March, a recording of the webinar will be available to review in the same learning management system as the SAT training.
If you are a supervisor supporting multiple assessments such as SAT and PSAT, you will need to request SAT and PSAT training courses in the LMS separately. Log back into the LMS in early March using the link below to get the recorded PSAT course assigned to your account. Please note, training for PSAT 10 and PSAT 8/9 has been combined into a single course, there are not separate modules for these two assessments.
Questions about Spring PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, or SAT? Call the Michigan Educator Hotline at (866) 870-3127 (select Option 1) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.