Your Score Report Explained
The Student Score Reports Portal
The student score reports portal will list all your available SAT Suite of Assessments score reports. The entry for each score report will show the total score and section scores you received for that test. Click on the box containing your score to go to your score report for that exam.
The top portion of your score report contains a big black number. This is your SAT Score, also referred to as your total score. Next to your score are the numbers 400–1600, indicating that the range of possible scores on the SAT is 400–1600. To the right of your total score is your score percentile, telling you what percentage of students who took the test did better or worse than you. In small type below your score is your Score Range. This refers to the range of scores you might expect to get if you took the SAT multiple times on different days. Some colleges look at your score range rather than your Total Score in considering your application.
After the total score are your two section scores, (1) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and (2) Math. The SAT contains three tests: (1) Reading, (2) Writing and Language, and (3) Math, but the Reading test and the Writing and Language test are combined into one section. The two section scores added together equal your total score.
Your two section scores are presented on a line infographic that shows where your score falls in relation to a benchmark that means you’re on track in preparing for college. This part of your score report also shows your percentile for both section scores, meaning the percentage of test takers who scored lower than you.
Your Score Recipients
After your section scores are your score recipients. Recipients are colleges or scholarship programs that you indicated you wanted your scores sent to. The score recipients section indicates the date your scores were sent and the status (whether they were sent or not and why).
Score Details: Test Scores, Cross-Test Scores, Subscores
The Score Details tab on your score report gives you detailed information on the different parts of your test, including your percentile score for each part.
Your three test scores are Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. This part of your score report presents your test scores in the context of benchmarks for college readiness, letting you know whether you’re on track, almost on track, or in need of improvement. The score report also tells you the number of questions you answered correctly or incorrectly.
Your score report contains two cross-test scores: Analysis in Science and Analysis in History/Social Studies. They’re called “cross-test” scores because the questions that make up this part of your score are drawn from all three tests.
These seven subscores reflect how well you did on specific types of questions that appear on the SAT:
- Command of Evidence
- Words in Context
- Expression of Ideas
- Standard English Conventions
- Heart of Algebra
- Problem Solving and Data Analysis
- Passport to Advanced Math
Understanding Your SAT Score Report
Students can watch this video to learn what’s on their score report.
Understanding Your Digital SAT Score Report
Students can watch this video to learn what's on their score report.