Scoring on the New SAT

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Scoring on the New SAT

The new SAT is scored on a scale of 400-1600, which is a combination of your scores for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (scored from 200 to 800) and Math (also scored from 200 to 800). However, the redesigned exam also introduces a more detailed scoring system that includes cross-test scores and subscores based on your performance on each of the three tests. Your score report for the new SAT will feature scores for each of the following:

Total score (1): The sum of the two section scores (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math), ranging from 400 to 1600

Section scores (2): Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, ranging from 200–800; Math, also ranging from 200 to 800

Test scores (3): Reading Test, Writing and Language Test, Math Test, each of which is scored on a scale from 10 to 40

Cross-test scores (2): Each is scored on a scale from 10 to 40 and based on selected questions from the three tests (Reading, Writing and Language, Math):

1. Analysis in History/Social Studies

2. Analysis in Science

Subscores (7): Each of the following receives a score from 1 to 15:

1. Command of Evidence (Reading; Writing and Language)

2. Words in Context (Reading; Writing and Language)

3. Expression of Ideas (Writing and Language)

4. Standard English Conventions (Writing and Language)

5. Heart of Algebra (Math)

6. Problem Solving and Data Analysis (Math)

7. Passport to Advanced Math (Math)

This new scoring structure was designed to help provide a more holistic profile of students' skills and knowledge, as well as readiness for college.

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