About SAT

The SAT assesses your ability to apply the knowledge and skills you will need in college and career.

Test Structure

Component Time Alloted
(minutes)
Number of Questions Test Score Score
EVIDENCE BASED
READING AND WRITING
Reading 65 52 10 - 40 200 - 800
Writing and Language 35 44 10 - 40
MATHEMATICS 80 58 10 - 40 200 - 800
ESSAY(OPTIONAL) 50 1 ----- 2 - 8
  180(230 with Essay) 153(154 with Essay) ----- 400 - 1600

Scoring

Test Scores
The SAT includes three test scores: Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, and Math Test. Each of the three Test Scores range from 10 – 40. The test score is determined by adding up the number of questions that you answered correctly on that test and then converting that to a scaled score of 10 – 40.

Section Score
The SAT includes two test scores:

• Evidence Based Reading and Writing, reported on a scale ranging from 200 - 800
• Math, reported on a scale ranging from 200 – 800


SAT Scores

TOTAL SCORE
The total score of the SAT is a cumulative of two section scores(Evidence Based Reading and Writing score, which ranges from 200 – 800, and Math score, which ranges from 200 – 800). The total score will range from 400 to 1600.

Cross Test Score
SAT includes two cross test scores: Analysis in Science, and Analysis in History / Social Studies. Within each of three tests, some questions require analysis grounded in Science and History / Social Studies contexts. Your response on these questions is used to determine the two cross test scores. Each cross test score is reported on a 10 – 40 scale.

Subscores
Your response to various questions in each of the three tests contribute to seven subscores. Each subscore is reported on a 1 – 15 scale.

• Command of Evidence ( Based on the responses to questions on Command of Evidence in Reading Test & Writing and Language Test)
• Words in Context( Based on the responses to questions on Words in Context in Reading Test & Writing and Language Test)
o Expression of Ideas( Based on the responses to questions on Expression of Ideas in Writing and Language Test)
• Standard English Conventions ( Based on the responses to questions on Standard English Conventions in Writing and Language Test)
• Heart of Algebra( Based on the responses to questions on Heart of Algebra in Math Test)
• Problem Solving and Data Analysis( Based on the responses to questions on Problem Solving and Data Analysis in Math Test)
• Passport to Advanced Math( Based on the responses to questions on Passport to Advanced Math in Math Test)

Essay

• SAT Essay is evaluated on three domains: reading, analysis, and writing. Each domain is scored on a 2-8 scale. The three score are NOT added together.
• The essay is evaluated by two different people
• Each person rates the essay on a 1-4 scale.
• The two scores for each domain are added and the resultant scores range from 2-8.

Developed by College Board

Official website : www.collegeboard.org

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