Implementation Archive

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The first administration of the new SAT was in March 2016 and the class of 2017 was the first cohort to have primarily taken the new test. If you haven’t had a chance to adapt all of your campus processes and technology to the changes, please use this archive of information produced to support colleges and universities.

Note: Because this is an archive, some of the information may be out-of-date. Please contact us at hereports@collegeboard.org if you have specific questions.

Testing Options for the Classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018

A timeline depicts the transition from the current PSAT/NMSQT and SAT tests to the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and SAT tests. A legend below shows that the first administration of the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will be in October 2015. The first administration of the redesigned SAT will be in spring 2016. Class of 2016: In order to meet the majority of admission deadlines, most students will take the current SAT. Students considering rolling admissions or a gap year may take the redesigned SAT toward the end of their senior year. Class of 2017: Some students may take the current SAT in October, November, and December 2015, and in January 2016; most students will take the redesigned SAT in March of 2016. Some students may take both versions. Class of 2018 and beyond: All students in the class of 2018 and beyond will take the redesigned SAT.

Concordance Tools

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Large-Scale SAT Concordance Tool (Electronic Score Reports)

An automated tool allowing institutions to concord a large number of scores quickly using the higher education electronic score reports (ESR). Direct data entry is not allowed.

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Large-Scale SAT Concordance Tool (Institution Generated Files)

An automated tool allowing institutions to concord a large number of scores quickly using data generated from their Student Information Systems. Direct data entry is allowed.

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Important:

Online Tool and Mobile App

Designed especially for students and counselors, the SAT Score Converter is a fast way to concord scores for individual students.

Concordance Tables

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SAT Concordance Tables for Higher Education (PDF)

Includes concordance instructions and concordance tables comparing old and new SAT scores as well as SAT and ACT scores.

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Concordance Tables: New SAT Scores to Old SAT Scores (PDF)

Includes concordance instructions and concordance tables comparing new to old SAT scores as well as SAT and ACT scores.

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Concordance Tables: Old SAT Scores to New SAT Scores

Includes concordance instructions and concordance tables comparing old to new SAT scores as well as SAT and ACT scores.

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College Board Guide to Implementing the Redesigned SAT

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Installment 1: Implementing the New Data Layout for SAT and SAT Subject Tests Electronic Score Reports

Information to help you prepare campus systems for the new data layouts and the redesigned SAT.

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Installment 2: Conversation Guides for Talking About the Assessment Redesign

Prepare for critical conversations with constituents including college counselors, students, families, senior administrators and trustees, and financial aid professionals.

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Installment 3: Guide to Concordance

Explains how concordance tables and related tools, available in spring 2016, will help colleges compare scores from the current and redesigned SAT.

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Installment 4: Guide to Student Search Service® Enhancements

Provides information on using Student Search Service enhancements to expand outreach and recruiting efforts and on preparing for ordering changes due to the redesign of the PSAT/NMSQT.

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About the Redesign

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Checklist of Activities for the Redesigned SAT

Details about how to prepare for new SAT scores and concordance tables.

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Test Specifications for the Redesigned SAT

Full specifications for the redesigned SAT. Includes evidentiary foundations for redesign, as well as sample questions.

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Research Foundations: Empirical Foundations for College and Career Readiness

Outlines the research-based, foundational principles for the redesigned SAT.

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The Redesigned SAT and College Admission

Answers to questions that high school counselors, students, and families are likely to have about the redesigned SAT.

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SAT: Understanding Scores 2017

Includes percentile tables, means, and scoring details for the SAT.

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The Redesigned SAT: Results from the Pilot Predictive Validity Study

Summary of pilot study results show a strong correlation between redesigned SAT scores and college GPAs. Learn about key findings and the more comprehensive research to come.

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The Redesigned SAT: Concordance Update

Brief overview of the tools that will make it easy for universities and colleges to convert and compare scores from the current and redesigned SAT.

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Student Search Service® and the Redesigned Assessments

Overview of the richer demographic information available with the redesigned SAT and PSAT/NMSQT and the new PSAT 10, and strategies for using it.

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Checklist of Key Activities for the Redesigned SAT: Watch our webinar to learn what higher education institutions need to do as they accept scores from the new SAT. Steps include final testing for systems that will use new scores and communicating with campus stakeholders.

What Higher Ed Needs to Know About Using Scores from the New SAT: Watch our webinar for answers to common questions about interpreting new scores, using concordance tools, and more.

Score Reporting

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

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

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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.

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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 4/1/2016; replaces previously posted version.

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

Used to test system updates.

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Redesigned SAT Delimited Sample Data File (Higher Ed)

Used to test system updates. File posted 4/1/2016; replaces previously posted version.

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Updated Code Reference Sheet for the Redesigned SAT and PSAT/NMSQT

Compares code values in the 2014-15 data layout to the codes reported in the 2015-16 data layout. Includes Majors Codes, SAT Subject Test Codes, Religious Affiliation, High School Activities, and High School Sports. Applies to the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10.

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Preparing Your Student Information System for the Redesigned SAT: Prepared by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, this document outlines a plan for system preparation for higher education.

Information Technology and Admissions Operations Leaders: This webinar focuses on the details of the new Electronic Score Report, changes to note and plan for, and an overview of the higher level implementation considerations campuses need to manage.

Information on Higher Education Assessment Reporting: This webinar gives important details about how to access and use the new online score-reporting portal. Beginning in October 2015, all SAT scores will be reported through this tool. View the slides from the presentation: SAT Score Reporting Portal and Managing Access (.pdf/643 KB).

College Board Search

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Data Layout for Student Search Service

Comprehensive summary of the data layout changes for 2015-16.

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