Instead of telling you what constitutes a “6” or a “5”, or even a “0”, I am going to provide a nifty link to a document the College Board has prepared. If you go to the 6th page of the doc, you’ll find a nice description for each score. This resource just provides a description, […]
Update: This post has been updated for the redesigned New SAT, which premiered in March 2016 and has an entirely new (and entirely optional) essay, by David Recine. Here’s what you need to know! Only want the facts? Here’s the short answer: Your New SAT essay will be scored by two professional, human, essay […]
Want to know what the average new SAT scores are so you know just how you stack up against your peers? Find out what they are and what they mean.
No, of course wrong answers on your SAT aren’t going to get you any points. SAT scorers actually take off a quarter point from your raw score for each incorrect bubble, so be very careful. It may be strange, but that’s how the College Board calculates SAT scores. Falling for a trap or making a […]
To hear the College Board tell it, the SAT score choice makes the SAT less stressful and more balanced. While there’s a grain of truth there, its far from the whole story. In reality, score choice isn’t actually helpful. In fact, colleges don’t want to you use it! Choosing your highest SAT scores is […]
Update: This post has been updated by for the redesigned New SAT (beginning in March 2016). Co-authored by Rachel Kapelke-Dale. The SAT has a kind of weird number system for its scoring—but if you’ve taken the SAT before and are worried about learning an entirely new system for scoring the revised SAT (March 2016 forwards), […]