Please advise students of the 2019-20 test date schedule. Your students should be aware of athletic tournament dates and should attempt to schedule their respective test date away from tournament dates of the sport or sports in which they are interested and participate. Following are test dates for 2019-20 (publicized as of May 15, 2019) and dates where tournaments would create conflict.

2019-20 MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EXAM DATES 

Beginning in 2014-15 the Michigan Department of Education instituted a spring online testing period which involves a window of approximately four or seven weeks. At the time of the MHSAA Handbook printing, the 2019-20 window was published as Monday-Friday, April 13, - May 8, 2020. The window does not appear to conflict with MHSAA spring tournaments and has apparently increased flexibility as the online tests may be administered on any instructional day and not all students. It also appears that make up test dates are established within the window. International Baccalaureate Testing involves daytime testing windows that occur during school days and may extend into evening hours. There are two IB Testing windows that may conflict with many MHSAA tournament events: Nov. 4-22, 2019 and April 30-May 22, 2020. Fall IB testing may conflict with daytime events such as LP Girls Swimming & Diving Preliminaries. Spring IB testing may conflict with LP Track & Field Regionals and LP Girls Tennis Regionals.

2019-20 NATIONAL TESTING DATES 

Please advise students of the 2019-20 test date schedule. Your students should be aware of athletic tournament dates and should attempt to schedule their respective test date away from tournament dates of the sport or sports in which they are interested and participate. Following are test dates for 2019-20 and dates where tournaments would create conflict.

ACT ASSESSMENT DATES - CONFLICTS

September 14, 2019 - None
October 26, 2019 - LP Cross Country Regionals, LP Boys Soccer Regionals
December 14, 2019 - None
February 8, 2020 - None
April 4, 2020 - None
June 13, 2020 - LP Boys Golf Finals, Boys and Girls Lacrosse Finals, Baseball Regionals; Softball Regionals, LP Girls Soccer Regionals

SAT TESTING DATES - CONFLICTS

August 24, 2019 - None
October 5, 2019 - UP Girls Tennis
November 2, 2019 - LP Cross Country Finals, LP Boys Soccer Finals, 11-Player Football Districts, 8-Player Football Regionals
December 7, 2020 - None
March 14, 2020 - Girls Gymnastics Finals, Ice Hockey Finals, LP Boys Swimming & Diving Finals
May 2, 2020 - None
June 6, 2020 - Baseball Regionals, Softball Regionals, LP Boys Golf Finals, Boys Lacrosse Finals, Girls Lacrosse Finals, LP Girls Soccer Regionals

AP EXAM DATES - CONFLICTS

May 4-8, 11-15, 2020 - LP Girls Tennis Regionals, Track & Field Regionals, Lacrosse Regionals
(Advanced Placement Exams are administered over a five-day period for each subject)

Tournament Managers Materials

If your school is hosting any level of MHSAA postseason tournaments, please find pertinent materials and forms on the specific sport pages of the website by clicking on "Sports" in the upper left corner of the page. Each sport page has a tab for Tournament Managers and Participating Schools included in that page's navigation.

Efficiency is Effective...

The MHSAA is always willing to assist with issues concerning Association regulations. Please remember, however, the most efficient method of communication with the MHSAA on eligibility questions is through the athletic director or principal. Athletic directors should gather all information necessary on a question and then call or write the MHSAA. Coaches or parents calling the MHSAA on eligibility matters can create confusion and delay. ADs or principals are encouraged to contact the MHSAA office directly. Please follow this efficient path of communication.