Understanding SAT Score Reports For a Higher Score
Understanding SAT score reports is critical in order to learn how to interpret and raise your score. Usually the first thing people think of when they get their scores back is where is my score? After the excitement or disappointment wears off, students normally try to figure out what all those numbers mean. We will break this into 2 parts:
- Reading the score report.
- What is a “good” score?
Below is a screenshot of the score report you received. There are two pages to the report.
The first page contains the student answers while the second page shows the results. Students can verify their work vs. the correct answer on the SAT Diagnostic Answers page.
At the top of the second page, you find the results for the Composite Score, Evidence-based Reading (EB-R) Section, and Math Section.
At the bottom of the Results Page page, you will find individual scores for the Reading, Writing and Language, and both Math sections (calculator allowed and no calculator allowed). Each section shows the totals for correct, incorrect, blank, and the percent correct calculation. For the redesigned SAT, there is no longer a penalty for guessing. While not that critical for a practice test, for future exams it is very important that students not leave any question blank. There are very good strategies to help students with their process of elimination skills that all students should learn prior to taking an actual PSAT or SAT.
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