The highest SAT score you can possibly earn is 1600. The lowest SAT score is 400. 

Your total SAT score is comprised of a Math section score and an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score. Each SAT section is scored between 200 and 800 points.

The average SAT score for the class of 2017 was 1060.  The average Math score on the SAT for the class of 2017 was 527. The average EBRW score for the class of 2017 was 533.

Your SAT Score Report

You will find your total score and your section scores on your official SAT score report from the College Board. These are the scores that college admissions committees consider when they review your application. On your SAT score report, you will also find a series of cross-test scores adn subscores that analyze various proficiencies.

1 total score 400-1600 Sum of 2 section scores
2 section scores 200-800 1 score for Math section, 1 score for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section
3 test scores 10-40 Scores for Reading, Writing and Language, and Math
2 cross-test scores 10-40 Scores for Analysis in History/Social Studies and for Analysis in Science. Each score is based on selected questions from the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math tests.
7 subscores 1-15 Scores for the following proficiencies based on selected questions from the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math tests.
  • Command of Evidence
  • Words in Context
  • Expression of Ideas
  • Standard English Conventions
  • Heart of Algebra
  • Problem Solving and Data Analysis
  • Passport to Advanced Math

SAT Percentiles

  • Nationally Representative Sample Percentile : According to The College Board, this percentile compares your performance to those of " all U.S. students in a particular grade, including those who don’t typically take the test."
  • Your SAT User Percentile - National : This compares your performance against those of every college-bound SAT-taker in the 11th or 12th grades.

The Nationally Representative Sample Percentile will be higher, because your SAT User Percentile doesn’t take into account students who don’t take the SAT or intend to go to college. Your SAT User Percentile is more useful in assessing how competitive your scores are for college admission.

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