Basic Things To Know About The SAT ExamMarch 22, 2022
How the SAT Exam is Scored?
When you take the SAT, you don’t get just one score. The SAT reports a total score, but there are also section scores, test scores, cross-test scores, and sub-scores. This wide array of SAT scores provides insight into your achievement and your readiness for college and your career. You earn points on the SAT by answering questions correctly. No points are deducted for wrong answers.
Total Score and Section Scores: The total SAT score is the number most commonly associated with the SAT. The total score ranges from 400 to 1600. This score is the sum of the scores on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section (which includes the Reading and Writing and Language Tests) and the Math section. Of the 154 questions in the entire SAT (not counting the Essay), 96 questions are on the Reading and the Writing and Language Tests and 58 questions are on the Math Test. Section scores for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and for Math are reported on a scale from 200 to 800. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score is derived in equal measure from the scores on the Reading and the Writing and Language Tests. The Math section score is derived from the score on the Math Test.
Test Scores: Test scores are reported on a scale of 10 to 40 for each of the three required tests: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.
Cross-test scores: One for Analysis in History/Social Studies and one for Analysis in Science — are reported on a scale of 10 to 40 and are based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests that reflect the application of reading, writing, language, and math skills in history/social studies and science contexts.
Sub-scores: Sub-scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 15. They provide more detailed information about how you’re doing in specific areas of literacy and math. Two sub-scores are reported for Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions. The Expression of Ideas sub-score is based on questions focusing on topic development, organization, and rhetorically effective use of language. The Standard English Conventions sub-score is based on questions focusing on sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.
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