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.
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|
Read More: SAT Exam Syllabus and How to Prepare for it?
Decoding the SAT Score Reports
The SAT result and score reports usually have the key details. These include the following:
- 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.
- 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.
- Subscore (marks that are scored in every question type) – These 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.
- 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.
- 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||400–1600|
|Section Scores||Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and the Math portions||200–800|
|Test Scores||Reading, Writing and Language, and Math segments||10–40|
|SAT Essay Scores
|Analysis, Reading and Writing||2–8|
|Cross-Test||This indicates usage of skills for text analysis and solving problems||10–40|
|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.
Read More: How to register for SAT exam?
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:
- Go to the official site of the College Board.
- Sign in with the ID and password.
- Click My Organiser and then go to SAT Scores.
- Click Access My Scores and enter the username and password.
- Visit My Test Scores.
- The SAT scores will be shown to the aspirant.
The score reports may be dispatched to various colleges with the help of Score Choice.