SAT Results and Scores 2021

sat results and scores

A clear understanding of the SAT results and scores is required for candidates appearing for the exam. The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is scored on the 400-1600 scale and many students in India may be confused regarding their result and score since they are majorly used to percentiles. Here is a brief guide for a clear understanding of SAT results along with the important dates among other vital information. 

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SAT Results and Test Dates 

Here is a guide towards the SAT results and testing dates. 

Date of Testing Date of Result 
August 28, 2021 September 20, 2021
October 2, 2021 October 15, 2021
December 4, 2021 December 17, 2021

SAT Result Dates-Release Schedule till Date 

Here are the details on online release dates till now for 2021: 

Testing Date for SAT Online Release Date for SAT Scores Date of Receipt of Scores for Colleges 
March 13, 2021 Multiple-choice scores release date: March 26, 2021

SAT Essay scores release date: March 29, 2021

April 10, 2021
May 8, 2021 Multiple-choice scores release date: May 21, 2021

SAT Essay scores release date: May 24, 2021

June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021 Multiple-choice scores release date: July 14, 2021

SAT Essay scores release date: July 14, 2021

July 26, 2021

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Decoding the SAT Score Reports

The SAT result and score reports usually have the key details. These include the following: 

  1. Total Score- As the title clearly indicates, the overall score is the sum of the two Section scores, and this may vary between 400 and 1600. 
  2. Sectional Score- This score usually hovers between 200 and 800 while being based upon the candidate’s performance in the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math segments. 
  3. Subscore (marks that are scored in every question type) РThese are several points for the Reading, Writing and Language and the Math portions and vary between 1 and 15. The key purpose is offering valuable insights into the performance of the students. 
  4. Essay Scores (if they apply)- Aspirants taking the SAT examination with the Essay will get 2-8 points for Essay Reading, 2-8 points for Essay Analysis and 2-8 points for Essay Writing. These will be shown under the tab named Essay Details. 
  5. Percentile of Students- The percentile score of the students will indicate performance in the SAT examination in comparison to other peers. 

Here is a table that will indicate the various components included in the SAT score report and what they basically stand for: 

Elements What it means Range for the Score
Total Score Aggregate of two sectional scores¬† 400‚Äď1600
Section Scores Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and the Math portions¬† 200‚Äď800
Test Scores Reading, Writing and Language, and Math segments¬† 10‚Äď40
SAT Essay Scores


Analysis, Reading and Writing¬† 2‚Äď8
Cross-Test This indicates usage of skills for text analysis and solving problems¬† 10‚Äď40
Sub Scores Writing and Language: Expression of Ideas and Standard English Conventions.

Reading and Writing and Language: Command of Evidence and Words in Context.

Math: Heart of Algebra, Problem Solving and Data Analysis, and Passport to Advanced Math.


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How can you check your SAT Score? 

You can readily check your SAT score report at the College Board site. Here are the steps to be followed: 

  1. Go to the official site of the College Board. 
  2. Sign in with the ID and password. 
  3. Click My Organiser and then go to SAT Scores. 
  4. Click Access My Scores and enter the username and password. 
  5. Visit My Test Scores. 
  6. The SAT scores will be shown to the aspirant. 

The score reports may be dispatched to various colleges with the help of Score Choice. 

Also Read:

SAT Exam Eligibility
SAT Exam Overview


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