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How is the new SAT scored?

I'm a little confused about the scoring system for the new SAT. Can someone please help me understand how it's different from the old SAT, and what the highest possible score is? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Sure! The new SAT scoring system has two section scores: the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section and the Math section. Each section is scored on a scale of 200 to 800, and they are added together to give you a total score. So, the highest possible score is 1600.

This is different from the old SAT, which had three sections: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. Each section was still scored on a scale of 200 to 800, but since there were three instead of two, the maximum composite score was 2400.

I hope this helps clear things up!

7 months ago

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