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Acceptable CD Players

What is and is not allowed for the SAT Subject Test Language Test with Listening on test day

The listening sections of Language with Listening Tests are recorded on CDs. Students taking any Language with Listening Test  must bring an acceptable CD player to the test center. The CD player must be:

  • Equipped with headphones
  • Portable (handheld)
  • Battery operated
  • Not capable of recording

CD player primer

  • Students should make sure their CD players are in good working order and have fresh batteries.
  • Students should bring extra batteries, and if possible, a backup CD player-test center staff will not have batteries, CD players, or earphones.
  • Test-takers may not share CD players.
  • If the volume of a CD player disturbs other test-takers, the test center supervisor may ask the student to lower the volume or move to another seat.

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Related Materials

Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • Guidelines for the Release of Data
  • Score Reporting Options for High Schools
  • Electronic Data Layout for High Schools
  • Score Reporting Options for Higher Ed Institutions
  • Electronic Data Layout for Higher Ed Institutions

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