Electronic Score Reporting Changes

beginning of content:

All SAT and SAT Subject Test scores are reported electronically or on paper. Electronic score files are delivered in the new file format through the Download Center of the higher education assessment reporting portal. Get the latest delivery schedule.

Get Help with Implementation

New Data Layout

The new electronic data layout, introduced in October 2015, includes these changes:

  • An expanded layout showing both the redesigned SAT scores and scores for the SAT given before March 2016.
  • Changes to the SAT Subject Test codes. SAT Subject Tests and scores have not changed.
  • All date fields changed to a YYYY-MM-DD format.
  • Some alphabetic codes were revised to be numeric.
  • Changes to the collection of race and ethnicity data, and other demographic data.
  • Logical regrouping of other like fields.

Paper Reports Available

Colleges that previously received score report CDs were automatically updated to electronic delivery in the annual preferences mailing. Contact us to switch to paper if electronic score delivery cannot be supported.

Data Layout Resources

Review the documents below to become familiar with the new data layout. We recommend naming a project leader from admission or enrollment to be in charge of implementing the new data layout.

File for Download

Data Layout for SAT and SAT Subject Tests Electronic Score Reports (Higher Ed)

Information on new fields, codes, groupings, and delivery mechanisms.

.pdf

967.39 KB

File for Download

Redesigned SAT File Layout Crosswalk — Fixed Width (Higher Ed)

Compares the old and new file layouts and provides information about the placement and size of each field within the file.

.xlsx

191.18 KB

File for Download

Redesigned SAT File Layout Crosswalk — Delimited (Higher Ed)

Compares the old and new file layouts and provides information about the placement and size of each field within the file. File posted 7/2/2015; replaces previously posted version.

.xlsx

228.67 KB

File for Download

Redesigned SAT Fixed-Width Sample Data File (Higher Ed)

Used to test system updates.

.zip

1.74 MB

File for Download

Redesigned SAT Delimited Sample Data File (Higher Ed)

Used to test system updates. File posted 7/2/2015; replaces previously posted version.

.csv

1.25 MB

AACRAO Implementation Plan

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) has outlined an implementation plan.

Visit AACRAO.

Other Preliminary Tasks

For a detailed implementation checklist, view Implementing the New Data Layout for SAT and SAT Subject Tests Electronic Score Reports (.pdf/853.05 KB), the first installment of the College Board Guide to Implementing the Redesigned SAT.