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**How do you calculate SAT® scores?**

When the SAT® revamped in March of 2016, scores became easier to calculate. The test went back to being scored out of a total possible 1600 points.

When calculating your SAT® score, there are a few key components:

First, there is your reading test raw score. This raw score is equivalent to the number of SAT® Reading questions you get correct on the test (there are 52 in total). From your raw score, a Reading Test Score is calculated between 10-40.

Next, there is your writing and language test raw score. This is equal to the number of questions you get right out of the 44 questions in this section. From your raw score, a Writing and Language Test Score is calculated between 10-40.

Adding your Reading Test Score and Writing and Language Test Score becomes your Reading and Writing Test Score (which ranges from 20-80). This number is multiplied by 10 to get your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section Score (between 200-800).

Finally, there is your math score. For this section, you add the raw score (the number of correct answers) from both the no calculator and calculator sections to get your math section raw score. This is then converted using a scoring chart to output your Math Section Score (between 200-800).

This means your total SAT® score can range from 400-1600.

**What’s the difference between SAT® raw scores and SAT® scale scores? How are they calculated?**

As noted in the prior question, SAT® raw scores are equivalent to the number of correct answers you got in a section. The SAT® does not have a guessing penalty and only cares about the total number of correct answers.

SAT® scale scores are how your raw scores translate when converted to section scores — these are between 200-800 for the two sections (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math), to give you a total SAT® score between 400-1600.

**What is a good SAT® score? Decent score? Bad score?**

A good SAT® score really depends on the student and their aspirations. For example, if you’re applying to Harvard and have a 1200 SAT® score, it’s unlikely you’ll get in since Harvard’s average score is typically over 1500. That being said, if you’re applying to Michigan State University with that same score, that would be competitive for your college application.

Generally, in our opinion, anything that falls into the top 30% of graduating high school students should be considered a good SAT® score. When you review the 2019 SAT® score trends, you see the nationally representative sample average SAT® score is 1120. The 70th percentile SAT® test taker is 1170.

The former number compares how students did on the SAT® to an overall sample of all students grades 11-12, regardless of whether or not they took the SAT®. The latter number applies the actual scores of students in the past three graduating classes to the latest SAT®.

A decent SAT® score would probably be something around the 50th percentile. Using the nationally representative sample, you’d find this to be a 1010. Looking at just SAT® test takers, the 50th percentile SAT® score would be between a 1050 and 1060.

A bad SAT® score is quite subjective, but if you were looking at it from a percentiles standpoint, it could be any score below the 25th percentile. Looking at the nationally representative sample, this is between 870 and 880. For just SAT® test takers, it’d be a 910.

**Is 1600 a good SAT® score?**

Yes! A 1600 is not just a good SAT® score, it’s a perfect SAT® score. Just like the ACT®, depending on the particular test, there is sometimes leeway on how to get a perfect SAT® score. In other words, there are edge cases where you may be able to get one Reading question wrong and still get an 800 for your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section Score.

**How hard is it to get a 1400 on the SAT®?**

It can be pretty tough to score a 1400 on the SAT®. Scoring a 1400 means you’re in the 97th percentile for the nationally representative sample and the 94th percentile among SAT® test takers.

Furthermore, if you were to assume you wanted to score a 700 in both sections and you play around with the score calculator above, you’d see that to score a 700 in math, you can only miss around eight questions on average.

Then, to score a 700 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, you’d only be able to miss around eight questions in SAT® Reading and five questions in SAT® Writing.

**Is 1200 a good SAT® score?**

A 1200 is a good SAT® score. When you review the 2019 SAT® score trends, you’d see that a 1200 equates to the 81st percentile for the nationally representative sample, and 74th percentile for SAT® test takers. This means scoring a 1200 on the SAT® puts you in the top quartile of high school students taking the test.

**What is the average SAT® score?**

The average SAT® score is typically between 1010 and 1060. This is pulled from the SAT® score trend data in which the 50th percentile for the nationally representative sample was a 1010, and among SAT® test takers, the 50th percentile fell between a 1050 and 1060.

**Why is the SAT® exam curved?**

The SAT® exam itself is not curved relative to test takers. That being said, the College Board does put each test through a process referred to as equating. This process ensures no student receives an advantage or disadvantage from taking a particular for on the SAT® on a particular day.

In other words, it ensures a test score of 500 equals a test score 500 on an SAT® from another day.

The equating process is also why you’ll notice that when you use our SAT® score calculator, there are sometimes variances in how you might have scored on one practice test versus another. There can be cases for instance where getting a perfect score in Math was necessary for an 800, while you could get one question wrong in another.

Since the last SAT® change in March 2016, the SAT® has remained consistent in terms of how raw scores translate to scale scores.

**How do I read my SAT® Score Report?**

The College Board provides a helpful short video on how to understand your SAT® score report here.

The first step is navigating to studentscores.collegeboard.org.

Upon logging in, you’ll see your total SAT® score, which combines your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section and Math Section score.

In your SAT® Score Report, you’ll also find specifics on your test scores (number correct and incorrect in each section), cross-test scores (how you analyze texts and solve problems that are interdisciplinary with Science and History) and subscores (how you performed on specific key concepts).

These sections will be color coded so you know exactly where you need to improve.

If you took the essay, you’ll see how you did on reading, writing, and analysis.

If you prefer not watching a video on this, you can review the College Board’s PDF resource on reading SAT® Score Reports here.

**Why should I use this SAT® score calculator?**

Albert’s SAT® score calculator uses official practice test curves from the College Board. This means our calculations are accurate and up-to-date to the practice materials shared from the test maker.

If you’re ever in doubt and would like to confirm the score conversion charts for yourself, you can review the official resources here.

We made this SAT® score calculator because we saw that everyone else simply replicated the tables when creating what they called a “calculator”. Interactive score calculators with sliders are a way more visual and fun way to motivate yourself to preparing for your SAT®. They help you actually play with levers on what sections you could see the biggest boost in your score from to get your desired SAT® score.

**How do you figure out your SAT® superscore?**

To figure out your SAT® superscore, you’ll need to first compile all of the test days you took the SAT®. Next, look for your highest scores for SAT® Evidence-Based Reading and SAT® Math.

So for example, if you got a 700 on one SAT® Math test, and a 750 on another, you’d choose the 750.

Finally, total your highest scores — this is your SAT® superscore.

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## FAQs

### What is the SAT score scale for 2022? ›

The total score is the sum of the two section scores; its range is **400–1600**. Students receive scores in the range of 200–800 for each of two sections. For the paper-based version, the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score combines the scores for the Reading Test and the Writing and Language Test.

**How to score SAT practice test 2022? ›**

To get your total score, you will **convert what we call the “raw score” for each section — the number of questions you got right in that section — into the “scaled score” for that section, then calculate the total score**. penalty for wrong answers. The number of correct answers is your raw score.

**How do I calculate my SAT score? ›**

To get the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section score, you **multiply the test scores for Reading and for Writing and Language by 10 and then add them together**. To get the Math section score, you multiply the Math Test score by 20.

**How many questions can I get wrong on the SAT to get a 700? ›**

Raw Score/Number of Correct Answers | Math Section Score | Reading Test Score |
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45 | 630-680 | 33-36 |

46 | 640-690 | 34-37 |

47 | 650-700 | 35-37 |

48 | 660-710 | 36-38 |

**Is 1300 a good SAT score 2022? ›**

Is a 1300 Sat Score (87th Percentile) Good? Yes. **A 1300 on the SAT indicates good performance in all sections of the exam and places you around the 87th percentile of all test takers**, meaning you scored higher than 87% of all test takers.

**Is 1350 a good SAT score 2022? ›**

**A score of 1350 would put you in the top 10% of test takers** and help make your application competitive at more selective schools.

**How do you calculate scaled score? ›**

A mean scale score is the average performance of a group of students on an assessment. Specifically, a mean scale score is calculated by **adding all individual student scores and dividing by the number of total scores**.

**Is there a formula chart on the SAT? ›**

First of all, you do get some equations on test day. **The SAT provides a Reference Sheet with each of the two math sections on the test**. We don't recommend you spend too much time committing these formulas to memory; however, you do need to be familiar with these equations.

**How many questions can you miss on the SAT to get a 1500? ›**

So, start answering the questions which you find easy. To get 1500 SAT, you need to get at least **48 right out of 52 in the Reading section.** **41 right out of 44 in the Language section and 55 right out of 58 in the Maths section**.

**How many questions can you miss on the SAT and still get a 1600? ›**

So your score for Evidence Based Reading and Writing section is 700. If you wish to get a perfect score of 1600 **you cannot miss any question or mark it wrongly**. Very occasionally SAT allows one wrong answer. The student needs to strive for perfection if he or she is aiming for perfect score of 1600.

### What score is 10 questions wrong on SAT? ›

Typically, if you get 0-1 wrong answers on the Math section you score a perfect 800. If you miss 1-3 questions, you lose 10 points and score a 790. If you miss 10 questions, you can expect a Math section score in the 680-710 range. Missing 20 on this section would result in a score of around 600.

**How many questions can you miss on the SAT to get a 1100? ›**

For Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, you can skip/answer incorrectly on average **9 questions on the writing portion and 12 questions on the reading portion**. For Math, you can skip/answer incorrectly on average 17 questions between the calculator and no-calculator sections.

**Is the 2022 SAT easier? ›**

Although many aspects of the new SAT are much easier for a number of test-takers, there may be parts that students still struggle with. One of these would definitely be time management. This is especially true on the reading portion which has 67 questions and only 70 minutes to answer them all.

**What is the fastest way to improve your SAT score? ›**

The best way to improve your score is to **use Official SAT Practice**, offered through a partnership between College Board and Khan Academy. Official SAT Practice makes your practice time more efficient by giving you personalized, targeted practice based on your SAT score report.

**Is there a way to rush SAT scores? ›**

**Request an SAT rush order**.

You can request a rush order, which means your scores will be sent to colleges within 2 to 4 business days (for an additional fee, of course!) Four score reports are available from registration up to nine days after your SAT test date .

**Can I get into MIT with a 1300 SAT? ›**

MIT SAT Requirements

The lowest SAT ERW score in the 600–640 range was obtained by 1% of the accepted students. This indicates that **admission to MIT is attainable if your aggregate SAT score is between 1300 and 1380**. However, the majority of pupils fall between 1510 and 1580.

**Can I get into Harvard with a 1300 SAT? ›**

The average SAT score for students admitted to Harvard is around 1500, which is significantly higher than a 1300. While there is no strict cutoff for SAT scores, **a 1300 is well below the average and would make it difficult for someone to be competitive in the admissions process**.

**Can I get into Princeton with a 1300 SAT? ›**

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1440, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1570. In other words, a 1440 places you below average, while a 1570 will move you up to above average. **There's no absolute SAT requirement at Princeton, but they really want to see at least a 1440 to have a chance at being considered**.

**Can I get into Harvard with a 1400 SAT? ›**

While **a 1400 makes you eligible to apply to places such as Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, it won't make you a competitive candidate**.

**Can I get into Harvard with 1500 SAT? ›**

**There's no absolute SAT requirement at Harvard**, but they really want to see at least a 1460 to have a chance at being considered.

### Can I get into Harvard with a 1350 SAT score? ›

**A 1350 SAT score will preclude you from getting into more selective schools such as Harvard, Yale, MIT, Brown, and others of the same caliber**. However, it'll put you in the running for Georgia Tech, Boston University, Claremont McKenna, University of Virginia, and Reed.

**What is a scaled score of 75? ›**

Raw Score English | Raw Score Math | Scaled Score |
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75 | 60 | 36 |

72-74 | 58-59 | 35 |

71 | 57 | 34 |

70 | 55-56 | 33 |

**What is the raw score on the SAT? ›**

When calculating your SAT® score, there are a few key components: First, there is your reading test raw score. This raw score is equivalent to the number of SAT® Reading questions you get correct on the test (there are 52 in total). From your raw score, a Reading Test Score is calculated between 10-40.

**What is a scaled score of 240? ›**

Total Test Performance shows either Passed or Not Passed. **Passed TExES exams** are those that receive a scaled score of 240 or higher. Scaled scores mean that different versions of the same exam are all scored in a comparable manner.

**Does the SAT curve down? ›**

Is the SAT Curved? Contrary to what you may believe, **there is no SAT curve**. This means your SAT score will never be affected by how other test takers perform on the test.

**What part of the SAT is no calculator? ›**

The No-Calculator Math Test is the **third multiple-choice section** of the SAT. You will have 25 minutes to answer 15 multiple choice questions and 5 grid-in questions, leaving you with a little more than a minute per question.

**What graphing calculator is best for SAT? ›**

**Let's get right into it.**

- TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator. TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator. ...
- TI-89 Titanium Graphing Calculator. ...
- TI-Nspire CX CAS. ...
- Casio fx-9750GII Graphing Calculator. ...
- Casio Prizm FX-CG50 Graphing Calculator. ...
- TI-34 MultiView Scientific Calculator. ...
- Casio fx-115ES PLUS. ...
- Casio fx-9860GII.

**Do you have to get every question right to get a 36? ›**

Based on the ACT practice tests, **most sections require you to miss 0 questions to receive a score of 36**. However, in the Math section, you might be able to miss 1 question and still receive a 36. Receiving a score of 35 most often entails missing 1–3 questions in each section.

**How to study for SAT in 1 week? ›**

**What to Study the Week Before the SAT**

- Monday: Complete a Writing and Language practice section. On Monday, complete a Writing and Language practice section. ...
- SAT Pacing Strategies. ...
- Tuesday & Wednesday: Practice the Math Sections. ...
- Thursday: Study Reading Comprehension. ...
- Friday: Review your study sheet. ...
- Saturday: Test Day.

**Are all questions on the SAT worth the same? ›**

IN FACT, EVEN THE HIGHEST-SCORING STUDENTS SKIP A QUESTION HERE AND THERE. It is also important to remember that **every SAT problem is worth the same amount of points**. Hard problems might take longer and have a higher degree of difficulty, but that doesn't mean you get any sort of extra credit.

### What SAT score should I not retake? ›

Never Retake a **1530+**

The SAT User Percentiles are what matter since they're based on the actual scores of students. The Nationally Representative Sample is pretty meaningless. A student's percentile represents the percentage of students whose score is equal to or lower than his or her score.

**Can you get a 1600 on the SAT without getting everything right? ›**

Exactly How Many Questions Can You Get Wrong or Skip and Still Get a 1600? Since the scores on the individual sections are simply added together to create your composite SAT score, **you need to score 800 on the two sections (Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) to get a score of 1600**.

**Is it possible to get a 0 on SAT? ›**

**The lowest SAT score you can get is actually zero** (which means that you didn't even turn in your test). But really, the lowest possible score on the SAT is 400. This would be achieved by answering no questions correctly on the test.

**Can you see what SAT questions you got wrong? ›**

**After going to your report's Score Overview, click Test Questions near the top of your screen to view**: A summary of questions you answered correctly, incorrectly, or left blank. The difficulty level of each question and what content areas it's designed to measure.

**How many points do you get for Writing your name on the SAT? ›**

1. You get **400 points** just for signing your name. Actually, it's not possible to score lower than 200 in each section, so yes, the minimum is 400, but that's really like a zero, not a bonus 400 points.

**Which SAT practice test is the hardest? ›**

It depends on the student, but a consensus claims that **Practice Test #3** could be the most difficult for a first-time SAT taker. It would help if you went over each practice test and ranked which one is hardest, so you can spend more time dealing with those before heading to the easier ones.

**What is the average SAT score without studying? ›**

Although it's possible that you will earn a higher score without studying, even if you are a strong student, you will likely score slightly below the average SAT score of 1051. The SAT was designed to create a bell curve where the average score falls around **1000-1050** each year.

**How rare is a 1500 SAT? ›**

A 1500 puts you in **nearly the 95th percentile** of all 1.7 million test takers.

**Do you lose points for not answering questions on SAT? ›**

Can I Leave Questions Blank on the ACT/SAT? On both tests, there is no penalty for guessing. Since **points are not deducted for incorrect answers**, students are encouraged to attempt every question.

**Is 1600 a good SAT score 2022? ›**

When judging a “good” score from a “not-so-good” score, we look entirely at opportunity. **A 1600 SAT score makes an eligible and extremely competitive candidate at all schools, resulting in it being a good score**.

### Is 1100 a good SAT score 2022? ›

A score of 1100 on the SAT puts you at the 58th percentile, meaning you scored higher than 58% all 2 million+ test takers. **Earning an 1100 makes you eligible to apply to most colleges and universities as a decent candidate**.

**What percentile is 1200 SAT 2022? ›**

What percentile is a 1200 SAT score? Earning a 1200 SAT score puts you at the **74th percentile**, meaning that you scored higher than 74% of test takers.

**What did Mark Zuckerberg get on the SAT? ›**

Mark Zuckerberg.

The founder of Facebook scored **the perfect 1600** on the SAT and attended Harvard University. There's no surprise there on the score or prestigious university!

**What did Elon Musk score on SAT? ›**

Elon Musk reacts to GPT-4 scoring **93%** on SAT exams.

**Which SAT month is the easiest? ›**

Myth: The March SAT is the easiest SAT test date. Fact: **There's no such thing as “the easiest SAT test date.”** While it's true that some versions of the SAT are easier than others, it's false that some test dates are predictably easier than others.

**Which SAT is usually the hardest? ›**

In online forums, students also tend to identify **Test #3** as the hardest of the official practice tests, so there truly seems to be a clear consensus. It's important to remember though that a hard practice test can actually be a great resource!

**What is the hardest month for the SAT? ›**

It's not definite but usually, May SAT is the easiest, and **March SAT** is the hardest.

**Can you get into MIT with a 1100 SAT score? ›**

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1500, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1570. In other words, a 1500 places you below average, while a 1570 will move you up to above average. **There's no absolute SAT requirement at MIT, but they really want to see at least a 1500 to have a chance at being considered**.

**Can I get into an Ivy League with a 1100 SAT? ›**

**It is unlikely to get accepted into an Ivy League school with a 1100 SAT score**, but it is not impossible. Ivy League schools do not have any requirements for SAT scores. However, because Ivy League schools are so competitive, you need an exceptional SAT score to get accepted.

**Can I get into MIT with a 1200 SAT? ›**

**You must at least have an SAT score of 1500 to have a chance of being considered for admission to MIT**. If we investigate the data of previously admitted students to MIT, the lowest SAT math score was in the 700-740 range. The lowest SAT ERW score in the 600–640 range was obtained by 1% of the accepted students.

### Can I get into Princeton with a 1200 SAT score? ›

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1440, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1570. In other words, a 1440 places you below average, while a 1570 will move you up to above average. **There's no absolute SAT requirement at Princeton, but they really want to see at least a 1440 to have a chance at being considered**.

**Can I get into Ivy League with 1200 SAT score? ›**

With a 1200 SAT score, **you're effectively out of running for the Top 10 universities and Ivy League schools**. These comprise most of the well-known and highly-sought after colleges and universities including Harvard, MIT, UPenn, Caltech, Brown, Princeton, and more.