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