How to Calculate SAT Score?

Are you confused how the SAT Score is important for college admission. If you don't know how to calculate the SAT score, we are here to provide the detailed info about the calculation of SAT score.

Updated by Niharika Padiga on 11th March 2020

SAT score is considered to be one of the major factors for getting admitted into college. We are here to provide complete details on calculating your final SAT score to help you prepare for your exams.

It is important that you understand how to calculate your sat scores to know your rankings. Make sure to count the number of points you got for every section and look at the table.


Calculating Your SAT Score?

Let me provide you with an example, take the SAT reading section which has a total of 52 questions in which you might have missed around 20 questions. The raw score for this scenario will be 32. How do we do this? Just subtract 32 from the total score in a section.

But there is another step to consider. You have a raw score to a scaled score that has to be converted. The following table will give you an idea about the ACT Scores

Raw Score

Math Score

Reading Test Score

Writing & Language Score

0

200

10

10

1

200

10

10

2

210

10

10

3

230

11

10

4

240

12

11

5

260

13

12

6

280

14

13

7

290

15

13

8

310

15

14

9

320

16

15

10

330

17

16

11

340

17

16

12

360

19

17

13

370

19

18

14

380

19

19

15

390

20

19

16

410

20

20

17

420

21

21

18

430

21

21

19

440

22

22

20

450

22

23

21

460

23

23

22

470

23

24

23

480

24

25

24

480

24

25

25

490

25

26

26

500

25

26

27

510

26

27

28

520

26

28

29

520

27

28

30

530

28

29

31

540

28

30

32

550

29

30

33

560

29

31

34

560

30

32

35

570

30

32

36

580

31

33

37

590

31

34

38

600

32

34

39

600

32

35

40

610

33

36

41

620

33

37

42

630

34

38

43

640

35

39

44

650

35

40

45

660

36

 

46

670

37

 

47

670

37

 

48

680

38

 

49

690

38

 

50

700

39

 

51

710

40

 

52

730

40

 

53

740

 

 

54

750

 

 

55

760

 

 

56

780

 

 

57

790

 

 

58

800

 

 

You will receive a point for every correct answer and remember that there are no negative markings for the wrong ones. It is suggested to mark those answers you ain't sure about as you might sometimes get it right.


How to Calculate Your Math SAT Score?

You have to convert the raw scores to scaled with the help of the table. The table is used to make sure each test is “standardized”.

For Math, there is a total of 58 questions, so your raw score will be 58. If you answer only 34 questions right then your raw score will be 34 out of 58. You have to convert this math raw score to a scaled one which varies by test dates. Your scaled math section test score is 560.

It is easy to calculate math SAT score but for other sections, you have an extra step.


How to Calculate Your SAT Score Reading/Writing Section?

You have two sections: reading and writing & language. To convert these raw scores into scaled ones, check the table for reference.

If your raw score for the reading section is 45, then the scaled score is 36; writing raw score 38 then the scaled score will be 34.

Now, add both scaled test scores:

36 + 34 = 70

The final step is to multiply the sum by 10:

70 x 10 = 700

So, your overall score will be 700.


Final Step: Add all the sections scaled scores to get a final SAT score.

Once you have the scaled scoring for both the sections, then you just add them together to get a final SAT score.

560 + 700 = 1260