Digital SAT Score Structure

The SAT Suite of Assessments provides detailed information about student learning by reporting different types of scoring metrics. Each assessment reports a total score and two section scores.

When and Where to Get Scores

You can view scores for the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 and find access codes for students who need them by signing into the K–12 score reporting portal and running a Roster Report. View the score release schedule to find out when student scores will be available.

Note: Scores from paper and pencil versions of the SAT Suite may still appear on some student score reports, including (where applicable) SAT Essay scores. Some students may have scores from SAT Subject Tests taken prior to June 2021, when they were discontinued.

Vertical Score Scale

The SAT Suite uses a common score scale, providing consistent feedback across assessments to help educators and students monitor growth across grades and to identify areas in need of improvement. This level of feedback can help both students and educators engage in the best possible practice for future assessments: strong classroom work and instruction.

Middle schools and high schools can also use this information to evaluate their curriculum. Higher education institutions can use the new scores to get deep insight into student readiness.

Digital SAT Suite Vertical Scale
For illustrative purposes only, bar graphs in 3 different colors represent the three assessments and their proposed scoring ranges.

Total Score and Section Scores

Each of the assessments in the SAT Suite reports a total score that is the sum of two section scores: Reading and Writing and Math.

Ranges for Total Scores

  • SAT: 400–1600
  • PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10: 320–1520
  • PSAT 8/9: 240–1440

Ranges for Section Scores (Reading and Writing, Math)

  • SAT: 200–800
  • PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10: 160–760
  • PSAT 8/9: 120–720