SAT Test Scores

How is your SAT Test scored?

The SAT is a test that assesses students on academic grounds and provides measure to colleges for admission applications and decision making. The SAT Test scores are usually delivered to the test taker five weeks from the date of the test. These results are delivered by mail provided you have registered for the SAT test by mail. Students who use a id to log onto the official website and register for the test online receive an online score card that gives them information about their test scores and other information about their scores. These scores are available online three weeks after the test date. To check if the scores to a particular test date are available online visit

Scoring Practices

The SAT tests you on the basis of Critical Reading, Writing and Math. The test consists of Multiple Choice Questions where you are required to mark the correct option as the answer. Every wrong answer deducts ΒΌ point from your SAT Test scores. You do not lose any points for answers left blank in the SAT test. You receive a scaled score depending on the individual scores in each section. This scaled score is marked on a range of 200-800 points.

You receive sub-scores for each section of the SAT Subject tests that contribute towards your scaled final score. Sub-scores are allotted on a scale of 20-80 points for the Multiple Choice Questions in the Writing section. The essay is scored on a range of 2-12 points. This is because it is primarily evaluated by two readers and sub-scored on a scale of 1-6 points by each which is then converted as a cumulative score on the range of 2-12 points. The Critical Reading and Math sections are scored in the same manner as the Multiple Choice Questions.

Details on your score card

Your score card gives you a lot of information about your SAT Test scores. It does not just tell you how much you have scored in the test but also lets you compare your scores with others who took the test and with test takers in your locality as well. The score card begins by giving you information about your score in each section of the test and how many questions you answered right and wrong in each section. It also tells you what level of difficulty the questions were of and how you performed. Based upon this it provides you with a graphical representation of your performance and tells you if your performance would improve should you take the SAT Test once again. Based on your score and the information you provide at the time of registration, the SAT Test scores card also gives you information about colleges that best suit you. It also gives you an evaluation on your performance in the test and suggests if you should re-take the test in order to gain admissions in your preferred discipline of study. The SAT Test score also gives you a percentile score. This score helps you judge how well you performed in the test compared to the others who took the test as well. If you receive an 85 percentile, it means that you have performed better than 84% of the test takers. Your score card also integrates an image of your essay. It lets you read your essay and also about how the essay was scored and how you could improvise on your next attempt.


The SAT Test scores give the test taker all the information he will need to start making college applications based on his performance in the test. All further information about the SAT scores, testing schedules and registration can be found on the official SAT website

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