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FAQ

What is the file naming convention?

We use a standardized naming convention to distinguish between data files, including those posted on the same day. File names follow these patterns:

  • Fixed width (TXT): [AI CODE]_[ASMT_TYPE]_ [YYYYMMDD]_[HHMMSS].txt
  • Comma-delimited (CSV): [AI CODE]_[ASMT_TYPE]_ [YYYYMMDD]_[HHMMSS].csv

Naming Convention

File Name Element

Description

AI Code

The AI code for a school file or the organization ID for a district or state file.

ASMT TYPE

The assessment name:

  • SAT, for SAT and SAT Subject Tests
  • PSATNM, for PSAT/NMSQT
  • PSAT10 for PSAT 10
  • PSAT89, for PSAT 8/9

YYYYMMDD

The date the file was generated.

HHMMSS

The time the file was generated.