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How are SATs scored?

by Krista

How the SATs are scored?

What they call your raw score is calculated first out of the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly.

SAT General Reasoning Test

Each CORRECT answer: add (+) 1 point


Each WRONG answer for a


Each OMITTED question: no points subtracted



SAT Specific Subject Tests

Each CORRECT answer: add (+) 1 point


Each WRONG answer for a


Each OMITTED question: no points subtracted


Then your scaled score is found by converting your raw score into one that can be tested on an equal scale. This is called equating, which makes sure that different forms and variations of the test are equal in their testing and level of ability. This ensures that the tests are equal and this one version of the test does not affect your personal score.

There are also subscores which are calculated from the scores above. So the multiple choice on the SAT Reasoning Exam would be converted into a 20-80 scale. And subscores on the SATs Subject Test was converted into a 20-80 scale for the different language aspects.

SAT General Reasoning Test

The SAT is scored on a 2 to 12 scale, which is produced on a 2-6 scale by two readers of your essay. Be aware that essays that are illegibly written, not written on topic, or written in pen will receive a mark of zero. Multiple Choice scores count for approximately 70% of your mark and the essay counts to approximately 30% of your mark. These scores are then converted to calculate you 200-800 final score. T

SAT Specific Subject Tests

According to CollegeBoard, "Subscores
on the Subject Tests are used to compute the total score, but their individual contributions differ between the different tests. Subscores are reported on a 20-80 scale. For the French, German, and Spanish with Listening tests, the reading subscore counts twice as much as the listening subscore. For the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tests, subscores are weighted equally. For the Subject Test in Writing (January 2005 and earlier) the multiple-choice subscore counts twice as much as the essay subscore."


References:
SAT How the Test is Scored. CollegeBoard (www.collegeboard.com).



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