Understanding Scores

SAT scoring isn’t a mystery. Learn how to interpret your scores, see what readers are looking for in a high-scoring essay, and compare scores on the new and old SAT.

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Interpreting Scores

Find out how SAT scores are calculated and what those scores mean.

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SAT Score Converter

Compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT.

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SAT Essay Scoring

Every SAT essay is read by two scorers. Find out what they're looking for.

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Score Structure

SAT scores give colleges a clear picture of you and your college readiness.

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What New Scoring Means to You

There’s no more penalty for guessing. Read all about it and other good news.

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