Explore about the scoring process of SAT Test (Scholastic Aptitude Test), in the article.

SAT Test Scoring Process

SAT Test (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a prerequisite reasoning test, which is conducted for the admissions to undergraduate level programmes in the United States. It is a three-hour test that examines the ability of the students in verbal, mathematical and reasoning skills, which are required at the higher education level. SAT Reasoning Test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and published by the College Board. The test is conducted several times in a year, at various test centers of the world.
How the Scholastic Aptitude Test is Scored
As a test taker, you are required to know how the SAT test scores are being sent to you or how the SAT is scored. This article will help you to understand the sending and canceling of your SAT scores.
Send SAT Test Score
There are two ways to send your scores to the colleges or universities - during registration and after registration.
  • Your SAT test score will be send to you during the registration. Whenever you register for the SAT test, you will receive four free score reports every time. If you register for score reports, then it means your test scores are sent to colleges as soon as possible.
  • Your test scores also send to you after the registration. You can receive your score reports at any time by logging on to your ‘My SAT’ account. To receive score reports after the registration, you have to pay a certain fee.
Understanding SAT Test Score
Following lines will help you to understand how the SAT Test is scored:
  • The SAT scores are reported on a scale from 200-800 along with additional subscores for essay ranging from 2-12 while the multiple-choice type questions are reported between the ranges from 20-80 scale. The college, in which you will take admission, compares you with other candidates of SAT test on the basis of your SAT score.
  • Your SAT test score considers all round ability that you have shown in the test. It will provide you an advantage over other the candidates during the admission.
  • Your recent SAT test score will be determined by percentiles. It is a process that compares your scores to other SAT candidates.
  • The 25-minute essay section of SAT test will be reported on a scale of 2-12. Each essay is individually scored from 1 to 6 by two readers and these readers’ scores are combined to result in 2-12 scale.
  • You will get +1 point for each correct answer, whereas, for each wrong answer in multiple choice questions -1/4 point will be deducted.
  • Your final score is determined by the process of ‘equating’. It is a statistical process, which converts your score from your raw scores to a scaled score.

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