The SAT has been carefully crafted by many people, experts in their fields, to ensure that it’s a fair test that assesses the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in college and career.
Colleges care about your SAT score because it’s strong predictor of how you’ll perform in college. By doing well on the SAT, you can show colleges that you’re ready to succeed.
The redesigned SAT is more closely aligned with the knowledge and skills that are taught in high school classes around the country.
Thoroughly research school you’re interested in before deciding whether to sign up for the Essay Section. You’ll receive two section scores Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math – which are each reported on a scale ranging from 200 to 800. Together, these two scores make up your total score. The scores on the optional Essay are reported separately
Test scores will reflect your performance on each of the three required tests on the SAT. The three different Essay scores serve a similar role.
Sub scores provide additional insights in to your performance on specific topics and skills.