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Scoring on the SAT
Information provided by www.kaptest.com

There are 138 scored questions on the SAT (60 math and 78 verbal). Your raw score is the simple number of questions you got correct minus a fractional penalty for wrong answers. Here's how your raw score is calculated on the SAT:

* You get 1 point added to your score for each correct answer on the SAT.

* You lose a fraction of a point for every wrong answer (excepting Grid-ins which have no wrong answer penalty).

The totals are added up for all the math and verbal questions to produce a raw score. The raw score is then converted into what is called a scaled score. The scaled score is the score you probably associate with the SAT-- that number between 200-800.

Raw to Scaled SAT Score Conversion Table (the numbers vary slightly from test to test)

To get a scaled score of
You need a raw score of (Math)
You need a raw score of (Verbal)
500
29
35
550
35
43
600
41
52
650
47
59
700
51
65
750
56
69

Take a look at this table. Depending upon the score you are shooting for, this may come as a piece of good news. For instance, if you are aiming for a score of 600, you can leave 20 questions blank, get 6 or so questions wrong, and you'll still manage to get the score you wanted.

Strategy Tip: Don't worry if you can't get to several problem in a section (especially if they're difficult). You can skip several problems altogether and still get a great score.


  
 
  

 
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