SAT & PSAT Resources

The SAT from The College Board came to Michigan in the Spring 2016 as the College Readiness test portion of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME).  The SAT replaced the ACT.  The MME includes the three WorkKeys tests, as well as Michigan-developed portions.

These tests from The College Board are new for many Michigan educators, parents, and students.  This webpage houses a number of links to information about these tests, as well as links to resources for preparing for these tests.  Please note that both the SAT and PSAT tests were significantly revised for the 2015-2016 school year.  Beginning in 2016, the SAT is administered by The College Board. 

SAT/PSAT Information

Michigan and the SAT – website supporting the transition to the SAT

SAT/PSAT and College Board Supporting Opportunities for Students  

Services for Students with Disabilities

Full Revised SAT Test Specifications (PDF)  Includes a number of sample questions as well as  highly detailed information about the types of questions and how the test will be structured

Key Content Changes to the SAT Assessment Suite (SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9)

Revised SAT Timing & Structure

Scoring for the Revised SAT

Instruction Tips for Educators

PSAT 10 and PSAT/NMSQT (Grade 11)  

PSAT 8/9 

Concordance Table for Non-revised SAT and ACT (PDF) 

Contact Information for the College Board for SAT  

Contact Information for The College Board for PSAT 

Content Area Resources

Reading Test – Detailed Information  

Writing & Language Test – Detailed Information

Mathematics TestLinks at the bottom of the mathematics page will take users to the three key topics, plus additional topics, for the mathematics test.

SAT Essay – Detailed Information

Sample Essay Prompt  

Essay Scoring Rubrics

For School Counselors

Services for Students with Disabilities

Counselor Workshops

Counselor On-Line Workshops

Counselor’s Guide to the Redesigned Assessments (PDF)

Sample/Practice Questions and Tests

Redesigned SAT/PSAT Sample Questions

Redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments – Practice Tests

Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test (PDF)

Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test Answers/Explanations (PDF) 

Preparing for the SAT/PSAT Tests

In addition to the resources below, please be sure to download and/or access the sample and practice questions and tests noted in the section above.

Khan Academy Revised SAT/PSAT Resources

Other College Board suggested practice resources

Supporting Opportunities for Students

National Merit Scholarships (PSAT/NMSQT)

The College Board – Delivering Opportunity  

College Application Fee Waivers for Income-Eligible Students

All In – Supporting efforts to increase access to AP courses to under-represented student populations

Apply to 4 or More – Supporting all students in applying to at least 4 colleges

Realize Your College Potential – EDUCATORS

Realize Your College Potential – STUDENTS 

You Can Go! – Support for students who may not have thought they could attend (for a number of reasons)