Score Structure

With input from your institutional research team, scores on the SAT can provide deep insight into student readiness. Robust score data include two cross-test scores and seven subscores that show student results in specific skill and knowledge areas.

Score Summary

Reports include these scores:

  • One total score
  • Two section scores
  • Two cross-test scores
  • Three test scores 
  • Seven subscores
A graphic shows how the total score of the redesigned SAT will range from 400-1600. Below that, two section scores are provided for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math, each ranging from 200-800. Two cross-test scores provide additional insight in Analysis in Science and Analysis in History/Social Studies. They each range from 10-40. Test scores for Reading, Writing and Language, and Math range from 10-40, with the Reading and Writing and Language tests together comprising the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section. The graphic illustrates that the Reading and Writing and Language Tests will contribute questions to two subscores: (1) Command of Evidence; and (2) Words in Context. The Writing and Language Test will also report two additional subscores: (1) Expression of Ideas; and (2) Standard English Conventions. The Math Test will report three subscores: (1) Heart of Algebra; (2) Problem Solving and Data Analysis; and (3) Passport to Advanced Mathematics. These subscores will all be reported on a 1–15 scale. It is noted that all cross-test scores and subscores are subject to research.