How Scoring Works on the SAT: Section Scores, Equating & Reporting


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On the SAT, which of these is NOT a score that you could possibly receive on the Math section?

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1. Is there a penalty for answering a question incorrectly on the SAT?

2. On the SAT, which of the following is true of your essay score?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A good SAT score is the best leg up when it comes to getting into a good college. In this quiz, you'll be tested on the top score for each section of the test and how long you have to wait before you can view your scores online.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your ability to answer the following:

  • The effect a skipped question has on your raw score
  • The perfect score for a section of the SAT
  • Quality of a given SAT score
  • How to get your SAT scores to colleges
  • When you will get your online score report

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on SAT scoring
  • Information recall - remember what happens to your raw score if you don't answer a question
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about an example score

Additional Learning

The lesson titled How Scoring Works on the SAT: Section Scores, Equating & Reporting can help you get a better understanding of how this standardized test is scored. This lesson will take a look at:

  • How to interpret SAT scores
  • Defining scaled score
  • Contextualizing SAT scores