The redesigned SAT Suite of Assessments’ new scores and score reports are powerful tools for promoting college readiness and college planning.
When and Where to Get Scores
View scores for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 and find access codes for students who need them.
Scores are reported through the integrated score reporting portal. A single sign-in grants access to score data from every assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments.
The College and Career Readiness Benchmarks referenced on score reports help students and educators assess student progress from year to year.
More Scores for More Insight
Scores now include subscores and cross-test scores. With these additional scores, the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 provide insight into specific strengths and weaknesses, helping students and educators see where students can improve and supporting teachers as they adjust instruction.
Skill development is further supported by the common score scale, which makes it easier to monitor student progress. Learn about the new score scale.
No Penalty for Guessing
When students take an assessment in the redesigned SAT Suite, they simply earn points for the questions they answer correctly. This way, every score represents a best effort because students can give their best answer to every question — there’s no advantage to leaving any blank.
Comparing SAT Scores
Students don’t have to take the SAT again just because it changed in March 2016. Most colleges plan to accept scores from both tests for a few years. The College Board publishes college-specific policies, including their SAT Essay policies, so students can stay up to date.
Of course, the redesigned SAT and the SAT students took before March 2016 are two different tests with two different scoring structures. But there is no advantage to taking one test over the other because the College Board provides concordance tables to help colleges compare and interpret scores. Colleges will use these tables to make admission decisions. The concordance tables act as equalizers.
Students can use the SAT Score Converter to compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT.
Using Score Choice
Score Choice™ lets students choose which day’s SAT scores to send to colleges. Students can send a single day’s scores, or they can send scores of every SAT they’ve taken. The only thing students can’t do is send partial scores from different days. For instance, students can’t send their Math score from one test day and their Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score from another.
Reminder: Every college has its own score-use practice — some require students to send every score. Many colleges consider the best one.