You took the SAT, and you just got your score report. Congratulations! Now, what do all these numbers mean?

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The Scores That Matter

  • Total Score (400–1600)
    • Math Section Score (200–800)
    • Evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) Section Score (200–800)
  • Test Scores
    • Math Test (10–40)
    • Reading Test (10–40)
    • Writing & Language Test (10–40)

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.

What about all these other scores? Cross-Test Scores and Subscores?

This data is intended to help high schools assess college readiness and course advisement, but you should focus on your Total and Section scores.

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