The Redesigned SAT

In support of the Redesigned SAT test, Technolutions released a new SAT source format and test type on August 17, 2015.  The source format is being used to import SAT files that the College Board has released since October of 2015. 

To use the Redesigned SAT format, you can add the “Redesigned SAT Score Data File (Fixed Width)" source format to your instance from the Source Format Library.

First Test Administration

The first administration of the Redesigned SAT will take place on March 5, 2016.  The scores will be released by the College Board in May (the exact date is still TBD).

New SAT R Test Type

Prior to the release of the scores in May, you will also want to add the new test type, “SAT R” to your instance from the Slate Template Library.   

The SAT R test type will be used to record and display all of the test score components including the Total Score, Section Scores, Test Scores, Cross-Test Scores, and Subscores.

Sample File

To test the new SAT file, Schools can download the “Redesigned SAT Fixed-Width Sample Data file (Higher Ed)” from the College Board College Readiness website.   The file does contain 1,000 sample records.  Therefore, we do recommend testing the file in your Slate Test Environment.

Retrieval Process

With the release of the new Data file layout in October, the College Board is no longer encrypting data files. The College Board has enabled 3rd party retrieval of SAT data files.  Technolutions did explore the possibility of retrieving files on behalf of our Slate partner schools.  However, it was not feasible tp implement a retrieval process at this time.  If the College Board does update the retrieval process at a later date, we will re-evaluate the ability to retrieve files on behalf of schools.


The College Board will be releasing a Concordance table in May, 2016.  Slate will continue to support Concordance and will add to the functionality that is currently used to convert SAT and ACT scores to include converting SAT and SAT R scores as well as SAT R and ACT scores.

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