How Scores Are Calculated

Total Score

Your total score is a number between 400 and 1600.

The total score is the sum of your scores on the Reading and Writing section and the Math section.

  • Each of these two section scores is in the range of 200–800.
  • Both sections contribute equally to the total score.

How the Section Scores Are Calculated

All test questions are first scored as correct or incorrect. The difficulty level and other qualities of each question (such as how well it differentiates skill level or how easy it is to guess on a question), as well as whether you got the question right or wrong, are taken into account when calculating your raw score. Every test conforms to a standardized specification of question types and qualities, so all students have an equitable opportunity to demonstrate their strengths.