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Bulk Registration

Bulk Registration and Pre-ID Label Tool

Note: The Excel/CSV template and the Bulk Registration File Specification for the 2014-15 school year will be updated in July. Please check back then to access the most up-to-date versions.

The Bulk Registration tool allows users to submit student registration information for ReadiStep™, PSAT/NMSQT®, and SAT® School Day electronically and securely. For PSAT/NMSQT and ReadiStep registrations, this process produces Pre-Identification (Pre-ID) labels for students’ answer sheets, eliminating the need for students to fill in this information on test day. For SAT School Day, students will receive an Admission Ticket, which they will need to bring with them on test day.

Deadlines

Schools/Districts using the Bulk Registration tool for Readistep, PSAT/NMSQT and/or the October SAT School Day test administrations can begin to upload their files on 8/27/14 and will have until 9/19/14 to upload complete and correct files.

Benefits

  • Data accuracy
    Allowing schools, districts, and states to submit student data ensures that the data is verified as accurate and therefore improves its usability when working with data after the test.

  • Fewer billing discrepancies
    Contract billing is based on the grade level provided via Bulk Registration as opposed to student-provided grade level and will eliminate disputes about students who do not bubble in any grade.

  • Reduce time spent on pre-test activities
    Schools will reduce time used on test day as students will not have to bubble these four or five required fields on their answer sheets.

What else needs to be done after uploading a registration file?


Schools must order test booksSchools must apply labels to answer sheetsAdditional student information neededAdditional student requirements
ReadiStep

by Sept. 12th

X

X
(Answer Sheet: 5,7–9,12–23)

 
PSAT/NMSQT

by Sept. 26th

X

X
(Answer sheet: 6b-20)

 
SAT    

X
(Student Questionnaire)

Students need to go online to send their four free score reports. These four score reports must be used within nine days after the test date.

Ordering Tests

The Bulk Registration tool does not replace the current process for ordering tests.

Getting Started

To participate in Bulk Registration, you’ll need:

  • An access code for Bulk Registration. Access codes will be emailed in mid-to-late August.

  • Your registration file. You will need to create this file following set format requirements and will need to include specific student data fields. All files must be in MS Excel or Comma Separated Value (.csv) format.

    Note: The Excel/CSV template and the Bulk Registration File Specification for the 2014-15 school year will be updated in July. Please check back then to access the most up-to-date versions.

Submitting Files

After your file is created, go to the Bulk Registration site and follow the directions to upload your file.

Files will be validated within 24 hours after upload and notifications will be posted within the bulk registration system and emailed to you.

Before test day

ReadiStep labels will arrive with all other ReadiStep test materials, and will be sorted alphabetically by last name. Instructions for applying labels, as well as administering the test to students with and without labels, can be found in the Supervisor's Manual for the ReadiStep Assessment. Labels should be applied to answer sheets before test day.

PSAT/NMSQT labels will arrive separately from test materials, and will be grouped by grade, then sorted alphabetically by last name. Schools will receive two identical sets of labels; the second is to be put aside and used only to replace any damaged or lost labels. The label shipment will also include several copies of the Supplemental Instructions for Bulk Registration and Pre-ID Labels for the PSAT/NMSQT, which includes instructions for applying labels and administering the test to students with and without labels. Labels should be applied to answer sheets before test day.

Students registered for the SAT will need to obtain their Admission Ticket and bring it with them on test day.

On test day

For PSAT/NMSQT and ReadiStep, schools will administer the test using the labeled answer sheets. As specified in the instructions in the Supervisor’s Manual, students will not have to complete certain section of their answer sheet if they have a label.

For SAT School Day administrations, students should bring their Admission Ticket with them on test day.

Reports

Score reports will reflect the data provided as part of bulk registration. Student ID numbers, if included in the uploaded file, will appear on ReadiStep and PSAT/NMSQT Student Data Files, as well as AP Potential (for PSAT/NMSQT).

Customized Entry Pages

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