With input from your institutional research team, scores on the redesigned SAT can provide deep insight into student readiness. The more robust data now include two cross-test scores and seven subscores that show how students tested in specific skill and knowledge areas.
The table below summarizes the scores reported on the redesigned SAT. They include:
- One composite score
- Two section scores
- Three test scores (plus additional SAT Essay scores)
- Two cross-test scores
- Seven subscores
Colleges will need to update their student information systems to capture the range and richness of new scores.
The SAT Essay
The SAT Essay is scored using a three-part rubric detailing criteria in reading, analysis, and writing. It is an optional part of the redesigned SAT, and scores will be reported separately; these scores do not factor into the total SAT score. Go to Setting Essay Policy to learn how the redesigned SAT Essay reflects typical college writing assignments.