The highest SAT score you can possibly earn is 1600. The lowest SAT score is 400. 

Your total SAT score is comprised of a Math section score and an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score. Each SAT section is scored between 200 and 600 points.

The average SAT score for the class of 2017 was 1060.  The average Math score on the SAT for the class of 2017 was 527. The average EBRW score for the class of 2017 was 533.

What is On My Official SAT Score Report?

  • Total Score (400–1600)
    • Math Section Score (200–800)
    • Evidence-based reading and writing (EBRW) Section Score (200–800)
  • Test Scores
    • Math Test (10–40)
    • Reading Test (10–40)
    • Writing & Language Test (10–40)

SAT Percentiles

  • Nationally Representative Sample Percentile : According to The College Board, this percentile compares your performance to those of " all U.S. students in a particular grade, including those who don’t typically take the test."
  • Your SAT User Percentile - National : This compares your performance against those of every college-bound SAT-taker in the 11th or 12th grades.

The Nationally Representative Sample Percentile will be higher, because your SAT User Percentile doesn’t take into account students who don’t take the SAT or intend to go to college. Your SAT User Percentile is more useful in assessing how competitive your scores are for college admission.

What about all these other scores? Cross-Test Scores and Subscores?

This data is intended to help high schools assess college readiness and course advisement, but you should focus on your Total and Section scores.

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