How is the “New 2016” SAT scored?

The maximum score is 1600.  “Old SAT” was 2400.

The Critical Reading and Writing sections are combined for a maximum score of 800.  The two math sections (one with a calculator and one without) are combined for a maximum score of 800.  Both scores are combined for a final score of 400 (lowest) to a final score of 1600 (maximum).

The 50 minute Essay (which is now optional) is scored separate from the rest of the test.  It is scored in the following three areas:

  1. Reading
  2. Analysis
  3. Writing

Each of these areas receives a score from a low of 2 to a high of 8.

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