Higher Education Reporting Portal Help

Learn how to use the Higher Education Reporting Portal to view and analyze scores for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. You can also download score reports, essays, and electronic score report data files for your systems.

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Overview

All SAT and SAT Subject Test scores are reported on paper (PDF) or electronically in the Higher Education Reporting Portal. Online reports and electronic score report data files are sent weekly.

To sign in to the portal, use the same College Board account credentials you use for other College Board applications, such as College Board Search.

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What's New

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Starting September 2020, the newest updates to the Higher Education Reporting Portal include:

  • A new Find a Student feature that allows you to search for students who have sent you test scores. You can download student SAT and SAT Subject Test score reports and essays.
  • Enhanced online SAT Trend Report updated daily!
  • Enhanced online Executive Summary Reports (for institutions that subscribe to Enrollment Planning Service™) with the ability to export the reports to PDF or XLS.
  • Electronic score report data files located in the Downloads tab are posted in both the comma-delimited and fixed-width formats.
    • Note: These data files will be available for download for up to one year from the date they are posted. Download these files within a year, or you will no longer have access to them.

Find a Student allows you to search for students who have sent you test scores. To access this feature, you must be assigned the detailed reporting role by your institution's reporting portal access manager.

Search Students

There are three ways you can search for students:

  1. Basic Search: Use basic search to find a student using their first name, last name, email address, and/or date of birth.
  2. Advanced Search: Use additional search fields to find students based on their gender, race/ethnicity, graduation year, home address, high school, and more.
  3. Date Range Search: Use this feature in Advanced Search to find students whose scores were delivered to your institution within a specified date range.

View Your Search Results

After you enter your search criteria and click Search, your results will appear providing the following details and capabilities:

  • The total number of students that match the search criteria you entered.
  • The search criteria you used to find students.
  • The ability to update the search you entered, or to run a new search.
  • A list of students who match the search criteria you entered (up to 10 students per page).
  • A comprehensive view of an individual student in the results list and the ability to view the SAT and SAT Subject Test scores they sent to your institution. You can download a score report or essays for that student.
  • The ability to select multiple students in the results list (up to 20 at a time) and generate a batch of score reports or essays for those students.

The student data in the reporting portal is the most recent information the student provided to the College Board. If the student has provided updated information (e.g., email address, gender, address, etc.) after they sent you their scores, that updated information will be reflected in the reporting portal. Find a student is updated on a daily basis.

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The SAT Trend Report provides year-over-year student score send trend data. To access trend reports, you must be assigned the detailed or summary reporting role by your institution’s access manager. You can view a cohort report of year-over-year score send trends for a specific graduating class, or an academic year report of year-over-year score send trends for all cohorts that sent scores in a specific academic year.

Cohort Trends:

When viewing a report for a cohort that has yet to graduate, you can view the following score send trend data:

  • Score sends to date from that cohort (i.e., score sends from the class of 2021).
  • A comparison of score sends from the previous cohort at the same point in time in the previous year (i.e., score sends from the class of 2020 at the same time in the prior year).
  • A comparison of score sends from the previous cohort to date (if the previous cohort has not yet graduated) or score sends from the previous cohort as of their last year in high school (i.e., score sends from the class of 2020 at the end of their graduating year).

When viewing a report for a cohort that has graduated, you can view the following score send trend data:

  • Score sends from that cohort at the end of their graduating school year (i.e., class of 2020 by the end of their graduating school year).
  • A comparison of the score sends from the previous cohort at the end of their graduating school year (i.e., class of 2019 by the end of their graduating school year).

Academic Year Trends:

When viewing a report for the current academic year, you can view the following score send trend data:

  • Score sends to date from all cohorts that sent you scores in the academic year (i.e., score sends from September 2020–August 2021).
  • A comparison of score sends from all cohorts in the previous academic year at the same point in time in that academic year (i.e., score sends in September 2019–August 2020 at the same time in that academic year).
  • A comparison of score sends from all cohorts at the end of the previous academic year (i.e., score sends at the end of August 2020).

When viewing a report for a previous academic year, you can view the following score send trend data:

  • Score sends from all cohorts in the academic year (i.e., score sends in September 2019–August 2020).
  • A comparison of score sends from all cohorts in the previous academic year (i.e., score sends in September 2018–August 2019).

Available Trend Reports

You can view an SAT score send trends dashboard or a detailed score send trends report.

Trends Dashboard

Clicking on the Trend Report tab in the reporting portal opens a cohort-based trends dashboard. When accessing the dashboard from September–December, the cohort reported is the current academic year’s senior class. When accessing this dashboard from January–August, the cohort reported is the current academic year's junior class.

The trends dashboard report provides a score send snapshot of:

  • Cumulative score sends volume to date
  • Score sends by race/ethnicity. For non-U.S./U.S. territory institutions, the top three race/ethnicities that send scores are reported.
  • Score sends by student location. Student location is based on their home address.
  • Score sends from your top 5 U.S. states, countries, feeder high schools, and geomarkets.

Detailed Trends Report

You can run a detailed trends report from the trends dashboard by clicking the Run Detailed Report button. You can view a cohort report or an academic year report.

  • Cohort Report: A report of the current academic year's senior or junior class, or the prior year's graduating class.
  • Academic Year Report: A report of the current academic year, or a prior academic year (four previous academic years are available).

The following reports are provided in the detailed trends report:

  • Cumulative score send volume to date.
  • Monthly score send volume to date across cohorts (academic year reports only).
  • Score send volume and mean scores by demographics. The demographics reported include: gender, race/ethnicity, first-generation, and low socioeconomic status. This report also includes score send volume and mean scores by top 10 intended majors.
  • Score send volume and mean scores from your top five geomarkets. Students are assigned to a geomarket based on their high school. If that information is unavailable, their home address is used. View a map of geomarkets by region (.pdf/3.22 MB) or a lookup file matching ZIP codes to geomarkets (.xls/2.3 MB). You can compare your score senders to all test takers in each geomarket.
  • Score send volume and mean scores from your top five feeder high schools. A feeder high school is a high school that has students that send you scores. You can compare your score senders to all test takers at each feeder high school.
  • Score send volume and mean scores by U.S. state and by country (top 30). You can compare your score senders to all test takers in each U.S. state or country.
  • SAT Subject Test score send volume and mean scores by subject.

How Score Sends Are Counted

  • In the SAT Score Senders Volume by Month report, students who send their scores more than once in one month are counted once in that month. Students who send scores in multiple months are counted once in each month.
  • In every other report, each student who sends their scores to your institution is counted once, even if they’ve tested multiple times or sent their scores to your institution multiple times.
  • Statistics reported for an academic year include all scores sends for that year.
  • Statistics reported for a cohort include all score sends for that cohort, regardless of the year they were sent.

Trends Report Notes

  • The Trend Report is updated daily!
  • Mean scores aren’t reported for populations below 10.
  • If a student sends scores from multiple administrations to your institution, only the most recent scores are used to calculate mean scores.
  • Student location for geographic reports use the student's home address as provided to the College Board.
  • When viewing statistics in the cohort and/or academic year reports, you'll see arrows that indicate if score send volumes are up or down compared to the previous cohort/academic year report at the same point in time in the previous year.
  • If students provide updated information to the College Board (e.g., address change, race/ethnicity update, etc.), the trend report will reflect these updates.

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Executive Summary Reports summarize the data of unique SAT test takers who requested an official test score be sent to a designated institution. Each student is counted once using their most recent score information. If you subscribe to Enrollment Planning Service, 10 Executive Summary Reports are available in the Executive Summary tab of the reporting portal. To access these reports, you must be assigned a summary or detailed reporting role by your institution's reporting portal access manager as well as a role to access EPS.

Executive Summary Reports are updated on a weekly basis.

Executive Summary Reports include data in the following categories:

  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Mobility
  • Low Socioeconomic Status (SES)
  • First Generation
  • Mean Scores

How Categories Are Measured

  • Race/Ethnicity: Reported in aggregate. Students who select more than one race/ethnicity are counted in only one category.
  • Mobility: Students sending 50% or more of their scores to institutions outside their home state (defined by the student's home address) fall in the "Out-of-State Mobility" category. If they send more than 50% of their scores to institutions within their home state, they fall within the "In-State Mobility" category.
  • Low SES: Students identified through census and other data as likely coming from families with annual incomes below $40,000.
  • First Generation: Based on student responses when taking the SAT, students fall in one of four categories:
    1. No College: Those whose parents have no college experience
    2. Some College: Those whose parents have some college experience
    3. Not First Generation: Those whose parents have a bachelor's degree or higher
    4. No Response: Students who did not respond to the question
  • Mean Scores: Mean scores are calculated for any category that has at least 10 reported scores.

Executive Summary Report Types

  • Summary of All Segments – General
    • Summarizes SAT reports by gender, mobility, race/ethnicity, family income, low SES, and first generation. It also shows total volume, total volume from previous year, and mean scores for each category.
    • Available online and exportable to XLS.
    • This report is updated weekly.
  • Summary by Ethnic Distribution
    • Summarizes SAT reports by ethnicity. Shows SAT report volume for current cohort, for previous cohort year, and mean scores for each ethnic subcategory.
    • Available as a PDF download.
    • This report is generated annually (in August).
  • Summary by Intended Major
    • Summarizes SAT reports by the 38 intended major subcategories. Majors are reported based on students' first choice major. Shows gender and race/ethnicity for each major subcategory.
    • Available as a PDF download.
    • This report is generated annually (in August).
  • Top Geomarkets – Summary
    • Summarizes institution's top 25 geomarkets. Shows total volume of SAT test takers with mean scores, and institution's volume and mean scores for each geomarket.
    • Available online and exportable to XLS.
    • This report is updated weekly.
  • Top Geomarkets – Detail
    • o Details institution's top 25 geomarkets. Shows student SAT volumes and mean scores by gender, mobility, race/ethnicity, and intended major. Also shows 2 college competitor lists for each geomarket.
    • Available as a PDF download.
    • This report is generated annually (in August).
  • Top Feeder High Schools – Summary
    • Summarizes institution's top 50 high schools (based on volume of SAT reports). Shows volume of SAT test takers, mean scores, and mean score change from the previous year for each high school, as well as in total for your institution.
    • Available online and exportable to XLS.
    • This report is updated weekly.
  • Top Feeder High Schools – Detail
    • o Details institution's top 25 high schools. Shows SAT volumes and mean scores by gender, race/ethnicity, low SES, first generation, and intended major. Compares school and institution total volumes and mean scores for each category.
    • Available as a PDF download.
    • This report is generated annually (in August).
  • Competition by Overlap Takers
    • Highlights institution's top competitors based on overlap volume of SAT scores sent by students to other institutions.
    • Available online and exportable to XLS.
    • This report is updated weekly.
  • Competition – Largest Geomarkets of Your Top Competitors
    • Highlights top 10 geomarkets of institution's top 9 overlap competitors. Shows possible new markets for outreach.
    • Available online and exportable to XLS.
    • This report is updated weekly.
  • Competition – Top Competitors in Top Geomarkets
    • Highlights institution's top 10 geomarkets (based on volume of SAT reports). Shows top 10 competitors for each geomarket.
    • Available online and exportable to XLS.
    • This report is updated weekly.

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If you have the data files management role, you can download SAT electronic score report data and essay batch files from the Downloads tab. You can also see an audit trail of who has downloaded files. Files are posted weekly and are available for download up to one year after they’re posted. You'll receive a notification email when new data files are ready.

Sample data files are also posted to the Downloads tab so institutions completing implementation of the SAT data file layout can use them to test their systems. You can download sample files and generate test notification emails to mimic the notification emails that the system will send when actual score files are posted. This allows for testing of automated systems.

Note: Multiple data files can be posted to the Download Center on a single day. When files are posted to the Download Center, they will be posted using a standardized file naming convention:

  • Fixed width (TXT) format: [DI CODE]_[YYYYMMDD]_[HHMMSS].txt
  • Delimited (CSV) format: [DI CODE]_[YYYYMMDD]_[HHMMSS].csv
  • Compressed format: [DI Code]_SAT_ Essays_[YYYYMMDD]_[HHMMSS].zip
Naming Convention Key
File Name Element Description
[DI Code] The DI code the file is for
[YYYYMMDD] The date the file was generated
[HHMMSS] The time the file was generated

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To download files automatically, call our RESTful web service, PAScoresDwnld. There are two ways to trigger your IT system to call the web service to download a file:

  1. Use the notification email as the trigger. Emails containing the file name are sent automatically whenever a new file is posted.
  2. If you prefer, you can look for new files by using the web service to get a file directory listing periodically.

In both cases, the web service uses your credentials (the same credentials you use to sign in to the reporting portal) and the data file name to return the pre-signed URL. The pre-signed URL enables the transfer of the file to your IT system.

If you are implementing a solution based on Option #1, we recommend requesting the pre-signed URL by passing both login credentials and file name through the web service in one step. However, if you prefer or are implementing a solution based on Option #2 or downloading more than one file, you can obtain the pre-signed URL by first using your username and password to request an access token and then using the access token and file name to request the pre-signed URL.

Since electronic score report data files will be posted in both comma-delimited and fixed-width formats, you'll receive a separate email for each file. If you have an automatic file download service based on the score report email you receive (Option #1), your download script may be triggered two times (once for each format of the file). You may need to update your download script to ignore one of the email events based on the file extension (.csv, .txt).

The API references—and code samples—needed for both approaches are available below.

Security measures:

  • The pre-signed URL is active for only 15 seconds.
  • The transporting encryption is accomplished by SSL/TLS/HTTPS.
  • There is no client-side encryption enforced once the file is downloaded, so take any and all necessary steps to secure this file appropriately and meet your institution’s security standards.

Note: The notification email has embedded html span tags. These tags can be used to identify and extract the file name from the email notification. Span tags use this format: <span id="fileName"> filename.txt </span>.

File Directory Listing Request Methods

You can use the PAScoresDwnld web service to retrieve a list of files posted for your organization. File directory listings are helpful if you don’t want to use the notification email to retrieve file names. You can request a full or partial file directory listing:

  • Full file directory listing: A list of all files posted for your organization regardless of posting date. You can compare this list to a list of files already downloaded to your system, then retrieve each file you need individually.
  • Partial file directory listing of files posted since “fromDate”: A list of all files posted since a date and time that you provide. You can obtain a list of files posted since the last successful download, then retrieve each new file individually.

You can request the file directory listing by passing both login credentials and the required parameters described in the API reference below through the web service in one step. However, if you prefer, you can do it by first using your username and password to request an access token and then using the access token to request the file directory listing. Code samples for both approaches are available below.

Note: These file directory listing methods work only if the College Board professional account used for authentication is associated with only one organization in the Managing Access tool. If you need access to multiple organizations, create separate accounts and use the Managing Access tool to assign a data files management role for only one organization in each account.

API Reference

Below are the API references for implementing the PAScoresDwnld API. We also provide code samples to get you started.

Login and File Download API

PAScoresDwnld – Login
METHOD
POST
REQUEST
https://scoresdownload.collegeboard.org/pascoredwnld/login
DESCRIPTION
Login by username and password. This endpoint allows the user to get an access token that can be used in subsequent "/file" and "/files/list" endpoint calls with the token.
PAYLOAD (sample)
Content-Type: application/json
{"username": "exampleuser",
"password": "examplepass"}
RESPONSE (sample)
Accept: application/json
{"token":"45B5B7E7-1C85-DBE7-2493-DB6ECA41A707"}
PAScoresDwnld – Pre-signed URL by Filename and token
METHOD
POST
REQUEST
https://scoresdownload.collegeboard.org/pascoredwnld/file?filename={filename}
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve pre-signed AWS S3 URL by filename and access token (returned from login)
PAYLOAD (sample)
{"token":"45B5B7E7-1C85-DBE7-2493-DB6ECA41A707"}
RESPONSE (sample)
Accept: application/json
{"fileUrl":"https://kmscbtest.s3.amazonaws.com/K12/00000020150717000005.csv?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJBDJQ3DEKEFUYOOA&Expires=1433525962&Signature=01CV0qGNGQqQ93FERYXVehyWQfU%3D", 
"filePath":"00000020150717000005.csv"}
PAScoresDwnld – Pre-signed URL by Filename and Username/Password
METHOD
POST
REQUEST
https://scoresdownload.collegeboard.org/pascoredwnld/file?filename={filename}
DESCRIPTION
This is a convenient method to retrieve pre-signed AWS S3 URL by filename and username/password (do not need login first). The username and password are to be passed in a request payload in json format (similar to login endpoint).
PAYLOAD (sample)
Content-Type: application/json
{"username": "exampleuser",
"password": "examplepass"}
RESPONSE (sample)
Accept: application/json
{"fileUrl":"https://kmscbtest.s3.amazonaws.com/K12/00000020150717000005.csv?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJBDJQ3DEKEFUYOOA&Expires=1433525962&Signature=01CV0qGNGQqQ93FERYXVehyWQfU%3D", 
"filePath":"00000020150717000005.csv"}

File Directory Listing API

Request RESPONSE Data Key
Element Description
"fileType" Identifies the file type as Scores File, Essay File, or Other.
"assessment" Identifies the assessment as one of these:
  • SAT
  • SAT with Essay (for certain types of essay image files)
  • N/A
"adminDate" The month and year of the test administration where applicable. Can be N/A for certain file types.
"deliveryMethod" Identifies the delivery method as one of these:
  • Score Release
  • Post Score Release
  • Student Rush
  • One Time
  • N/A
Essay image file delivery methods include:
  • Score Release - Auto Batch
  • Post Score Release - Auto Batch
  • Rush - Auto Batch
"deliveryDate" The date the file was posted.
"fileName" The name of the file. Used to request a pre-signed URL.
"batchId" The batch identifier for the run that posted the file. Use this when you contact customer service for help. Can be N/A for certain file types.
"recordCount": Numeric value identifying the total number of records in the file.
"fileSize": The size of the file in bytes.

PAScoresDwnld – Full File Directory Listing of all files posted using Authentication Token
METHOD
POST
REQUEST
https://scoresdownload.collegeboard.org/pascoredwnld/files/list
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve data on all the files posted for your organization using the access token returned from login.
PAYLOAD (sample)
{"token":"45B5B7E7-1C85-DBE7-2493-DB6ECA41A707"}
RESPONSE (sample)
{
    "files": [
        {
            "fileType": "Scores File",
            "assessment": "SAT",
            "adminDate": "June 2016",
            "deliveryMethod": "Post Score Release",
            "deliveryDate": "2016-09-01",
            "fileName": "1234_20160901_000030.txt",
            "batchId": "123456_30",
            "recordCount": 50,
            "fileSize": 15853
        },
(repeats for each file)
    ]
}
NOTES:
1. For this request, the http headers – ACCEPT and CONTENT-TYPE needs to be set with application/json as values.
2. When no files have been posted, the RESPONSE will contain"files": null
PAScoresDwnld – Full File Directory Listing of all files posted using User Name/Password
METHOD
POST
REQUEST
https://scoresdownload.collegeboard.org/pascoredwnld/files/list
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve data on all the files posted for your organization using the user credentials (User Name/Password).
PAYLOAD (sample)
Content-Type: application/json
{"username": "exampleuser",
"password": "examplepass"}
RESPONSE (sample)
{
    "files": [
        {
            "fileType": "Scores File",
            "assessment": "SAT",
            "adminDate": "June 2016",
            "deliveryMethod": "Post Score Release",
            "deliveryDate": "2016-09-01",
            "fileName": "1234_20160901_000030.txt",
            "batchId": "123456_30",
            "recordCount": 50,
            "fileSize": 15853
        },
(repeats for each file)
    ]
}
NOTES:
1. For this request, the http headers – ACCEPT and CONTENT-TYPE needs to be set with application/json as values.
2. When no files have been posted, the RESPONSE will contain"files": null
PAScoresDwnld – File Directory Listing of all files posted since “fromDate” using Authentication Token
METHOD
POST
REQUEST
https://scoresdownload.collegeboard.org/pascoredwnld/files/list?fromDate={fromDate}
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve data on all the files posted for your organization since a date and time you provide using the access token returned from login.
PAYLOAD (sample)
{"token":"45B5B7E7-1C85-DBE7-2493-DB6ECA41A707"}
RESPONSE (sample)
{
    "files": [
        {
            "fileType": "Scores File",
            "assessment": "SAT",
            "adminDate": "June 2016",
            "deliveryMethod": "Post Score Release",
            "deliveryDate": "2016-09-01",
            "fileName": "1234_20160901_000030.txt",
            "batchId": "123456_30",
            "recordCount": 50,
            "fileSize": 15853
        },
(repeats for each file)
    ]
}
NOTES:
1. For this request, the http headers – ACCEPT and CONTENT-TYPE needs to be set with application/json as values.
2. {fromDate} follows standard ISO 8601 Date/Time syntax as follows:  yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZ where “Z” indicates the time zone offset from UDT/GMT.  Example:  2016-01-30T23:11:55-0500 would be used for New York, NY EST.
3. File data for files posted AFTER the {fromDate} will be returned.
4. If an incorrect {fromDate} syntax is used, the RESPONSE will be:
	"message": "Invalid fromDate(yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZ) value provided: {fromDate}"
5. When no files have been posted since {fromDate}, the RESPONSE will contain"files": null
PAScoresDwnld – Full File Directory Listing of all files posted since “fromDate” using User Name/Password
METHOD
POST
REQUEST
https://scoresdownload.collegeboard.org/pascoredwnld/files/list?fromDate={fromDate}
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve data on all the files posted for your organization since a date and time you provide using the user credentials (User Name/Password).
PAYLOAD (sample)
Content-Type: application/json
{"username": "exampleuser",
"password": "examplepass"}
RESPONSE (sample)
{
    "files": [
        {
            "fileType": "Scores File",
            "assessment": "SAT",
            "adminDate": "June 2016",
            "deliveryMethod": "Post Score Release",
            "deliveryDate": "2016-09-01",
            "fileName": "1234_20160901_000030.txt",
            "batchId": "123456_30",
            "recordCount": 50,
            "fileSize": 15853
        },
(repeats for each file)
    ]
}
NOTES:
1. For this request, the http headers – ACCEPT and CONTENT-TYPE needs to be set with application/json as values.
2. {fromDate} follows standard ISO 8601 Date/Time syntax as follows:  yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZ where “Z” indicates the time zone offset from UDT/GMT.  Examples:  2016-01-30T23:11:55-0500 would be used for New York, NY EST and 2016-01-30T23:11:55+0100 would be used for Paris, FR CET.  +0000 should be used to indicate UDT/GMT.
3. File data for files posted AFTER the {fromDate} will be returned in RESPONSE.
4. If an incorrect {fromDate} syntax is used, the RESPONSE will be:
	"message": "Invalid fromDate(yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZ) value provided: {fromDate}"
5. When no files have been posted since {fromDate}, the RESPONSE will contain"files": null

Code Samples

These code samples will help you set up your system to download and process data files using the web service.

JavaScript

Attached is a .zip file containing sample JavaScript code to download score reporting files and retrieve a list of data for files posted for your organization: pascoredwnld-javascript-sample.zip.

To run the sample JavaScript client (download.js):

  1. Download and install node.js version 4.4.2 (or later)
  2. Test node.js installation -- run 'node --version', it should display 'v4.4.2'
  3. Open download.js, check configurations and make proper modifications in initConfig:
var initConfig = {
scoredwnldHost: 'scoresdownload.collegeboard.org',
scoredwnldPort: '443',
localFilePath: 'C:/TEMP/',
username:'exampleuser',
password:'examplepass'
};
  1. Run the script: 'node download.js', this would provide how to use the script file.
  2. Run the script: 'node download.js list', to get the list of files.
  3. Run the script: 'node download.js download <filename>' to download the file.

Java

Attached is a .zip file containing the sample Java project to download score reporting files and retrieve a list of data for files posted for your organization: pascoredwnld-java-sample.zip.To build the project, gradle is needed. Gradle can be obtained from gradle.org

To build and run the sample:

  1. Unzip the files.
  2. The config.properties file can be updated with the login credentials, and file download path.
  3. Build the project by 'gradle clean install'
  4. Go to ./build/libs folder
  5. Run the code below to get information on how to use the Example:
'java -classpath pascoredwnld-client.jar;"lib/*" org.collegeboard.scoredwnld.client.Example
  1. To obtain the list of downloadable files, run the following:
'java -classpath pascoredwnld-client.jar;"lib/*" org.collegeboard.scoredwnld.client.Example list
  1. To download a specific file, run the following with the filename at the end replacing <filename>
'java -classpath ../..;pascoredwnld-client.jar;"lib/*" org.collegeboard.scoredwnld.client.Example download <filename>

Note: “../..” in the classpath, would allow the config.properties file to be read. The file can be located anywhere, but referring to it appropriately in the classpath would allow the code read the contents from it and override the default that is hardcoded.

cURL

Attached is a .zip file containing the sample cURL scripts to call the different service endpoints using cURL: pascoredwnld-curl-sample.zip.

To run the sample cURL scripts:

  1. The .zip files contain login.sh, list.sh and fileurl.sh files.
  2. Extract the zip file content.
  3. In each of these files, change the values for the username and password.
  4. Run the login.sh script, this should provide the login token as response.
  5. Run the list.sh script, this should provide the list of files as response.
  6. In the fileurl.sh, change the filename to a filename that is available in the previous response, and run the fileurl.sh. This should provide the fileUrl as response. The fileUrl can be used to download the file.

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The Manage Access Application

A designated institutional administrator, the Access Manager, can give their colleagues control and manage access to the College Board tools their colleagues use, including the SAT Suite integrated reporting portal.

Watch our webinar for help using the Manage Access application.

Initial Access

The first time the designated Access Manager uses the Manage Access application, they need an access code. Access codes are not required for later sign-ins. If you haven’t received your access code, email Higher Ed Reporting Support or call 855-475-3636.

  1. Sign in to your College Board account or create a new one by going to the professional dashboard.
  2. Under “Add Additional Tools and Services” in the General section, click Get Access next to Managing Access to support Higher Ed Assessment Reporting.

Screenshot indicating where users will find HE reporting link.

  1. On the next page, enter your institution and access code. It is only valid for the institution specified when you received the access code.
  2. After entering the access code, the Manage Access application will be in the My Tools and Services list.

Actions

You can use the Managing Access tool to take the following actions:

  • View current users assigned to roles, revoke access for current users, and renew access by extending a user’s access expiration date.
  • Assign roles to existing users who already have College Board professional accounts.
  • Invite users without College Board accounts, or users new to your institution, to access your reports or data files. An email will be sent on your behalf to new users.
  • Review outstanding invitations, and resend or cancel them as needed.

Get detailed help for the Managing Access tool by clicking Help in the upper right corner of the page.

Assigning Roles

Access Managers can assign multiple roles to any user; in fact, complete access to the reporting portal requires both the data files management role and the reporting detail role. Available roles:

  • DAT for Assessment Reporting: Allows the Access Manager to grant colleagues access to the reporting portal using the Manage Access Tool and assign additional users to the Manage Access role. The DAT role allows for coverage if the primary Access Manager is unavailable or is leaving the organization.
  • Assessment Reporting Data Files Management: Provides access to score data and essay batch files in the Downloads tab. This role is usually given to individuals in charge of uploading results into local data systems. Users with this role may be IT vendors hired by institutions, institution technology staff, or other institution staff. Assigned users will receive email notifications when new files are posted. This role doesn't include access to the other tabs of the reporting portal.
  • Assessment Reporting Summary: Provides access to the SAT Trend Report tab. Additionally, provides access to the Exec. Summary tab provided the institution has purchased the EPS product and assigned access to that product as well. This role is limited to summary data only, with no access to individual student information. Summary reporting should be given to staff who don’t need student-level information but may need aggregate reporting. This role doesn’t include access to the Find a Student or Downloads tabs.
  • Assessment Reporting Detail: Provides access to the Find a Student and Trend Report tabs. Additionally, provides access to the Exec. Summary tab provided the institution has purchased the EPS product and assigned access to that product as well. This also includes the ability to drill down to individual student score data and other personally identifying information. Detail reporting should be given to staff who benefit from seeing student-level results, such as admissions staff. This role doesn't include access to the Downloads tab.

You can set up and maintain unlimited users, but be sure to manage accounts as people join and leave your organization.

Each role is independent. For example, you may assign data files access separately, or in conjunction with summary or detail reporting. If an individual is assigned both detail and summary reporting, detail reporting will preside.

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Reference Files

To prepare for processing the new SAT data, we have provided detailed data field layouts and cross-walks between prior score data files.

Get the reference files.

Opening a CSV file

A CSV file is a comma-separated value that can be easily imported into a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel: Click the file and allow Excel to open it automatically or use Excel’s Data Import from Text feature.

When you double-click a downloaded file, Excel detects column types and assigns number-based columns as numbers. This could result in improperly formatted columns, for example if a Student ID column is defaulted to number, it will remove any leading zeros in the data cell. To avoid this, use the Data Import from Text feature to open the import wizard, and set all columns as Text.

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Contact

For help with Higher Ed SAT Reporting:

Phone: 855-475-3636

Email: hedreports@collegeboard.org