Score Structure

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The PSAT 8/9 provides a clear, early picture of you and your readiness for college. Your scores help you and your teachers pinpoint areas for improvement. Learn about the tests’ place in the vertical score scale that spans all tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments.

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PSAT 8/9 Score Ranges
PSAT 8/9 Score Reported Details Score Range
Total score

Sum of the two section scores.

240–1440

Section scores (2)

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math.

120–720

Test scores (3)

Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.

6–36

Cross-test scores (2)

Analysis in History/Social Studies and Analysis in Science. Based on selected questions in the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math Tests.

6–36

Subscores (6)

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context. Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions. Math: Heart of Algebra, and Problem Solving and Data Analysis.

1–15