Educator Guide to SAT Scores

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Access and understand SAT scores.

Sign in to the K–12 score reporting portal.

When to Expect Scores

If your students took the SAT or SAT Subject Tests, you’ll be notified when their scores are available.

Go to the score release schedule.

Score Reporting Enhancements

Now available:

  • Export all reports to Excel and view old SAT data in roster reports.
  • SAT Subject Test data by institution and student group.
  • SAT cohort reports.
  • SAT concordance for cohort reports that include scores for both the old SAT and the new SAT.
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Webinar: Understanding Scores from the New SAT

Get tips on accessing and using the score reporting portal and for comparing old and new SAT scores. Watch the webinar.

Accessing Scores

If you’ve already used the portal, just sign in to access scores. Since paper SAT score reports will not be sent to schools, it’s essential that you can access the portal. Steps for accessing the portal can be found below and on our help page. For direct support, email Customer Service or call 888-728-4357.

Educators need two things to see student scores on the integrated score reporting portal:

  1. A College Board professional account. If you don’t have an account, create one.
  2. Permission from your institution’s access manager to view student scores. Every school, district, and state has an access manager, so ask your test coordinator or principal who to contact.

Once you have access, sign into the integrated reporting portal to see student scores.

If you see “Managing Access to Support K12 Assessment Reporting” under Tools and Services when you sign in to your College Board professional account, you’re ready to create user accounts and assign access levels.

If you don’t see this when you sign in, learn how to enter your access code.

The College Board sent access codes to institutions. If you don’t have an access code, check with your test coordinator or principal. If they don’t have one, email Customer Service or call 888-728-4357.

If you have the summary reports or the detailed reports role, you have access to the Reports Center. It’s here that you can view rosters and run a variety of reports. Get help navigating the Reports Center.

SAT data files are available to educators in two file formats (.txt and.csv). We have worked with Naviance to ensure both file formats are fully compatible with their system. If you were assigned a files download role, you’ll be able to download the file from the integrated score reporting portal. If you don’t see the Download Center tab when you sign in, request access from your institution’s access manager.

Get detailed instructions for viewing the data file or uploading it to Naviance.

Students go to studentscores.collegeboard.org to sign in to their College Board account and view their online score report. If they don’t have an account yet, they’ll have the option to sign up for one.

Students who have trouble getting their scores might need to enter their student ID or SAT registration number. You’ll find these in your SAT data file in column Z (Student ID) and column AP (SAT Registration Number).

For help from the College Board, students can:

Understanding Scores

  • The new SAT uses a 1600-point score scale.
  • The optional SAT Essay is scored separately.
  • Subscores and cross-test scores provide additional insight.
  • College and Career Readiness Benchmarks help students and educators assess student progress from year to year.
  • Percentiles show you how your students performed on the test relative to other students.
  • The vast majority of colleges will accept both old and new SAT scores in the coming years.
  • Colleges will continue to use SAT scores as one factor in their admission process. This year, they’ll consider a student’s total score and section scores.
  • Colleges will conduct research to decide how to use subscores and cross-test scores for decisions like course placement.
  • Colleges will use concordance tables to compare old and new SAT scores and to update policies that use SAT scores, such as those for admission into special programs or qualification for scholarships.

Because colleges generally consider the best score, students can send all their SAT scores. Students who don’t want to send all their scores can use Score Choice. Before deciding between scores on the old SAT and the new SAT, they can compare their scores using the SAT Score Converter.

Students should always visit college websites to confirm their score send policies.

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