The SAT measures the knowledge and skills that research shows are essential for college and career readiness and success. The assessment is composed of two section Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math Composite.


  • Includes a Reading Test and a Writing and Language Test.
  • Each test contains multi-paragraph passages and multiple-choice questions.
  • You do take these two sections individually.

How EBRW calculated?

  • For every question you answer correctly on the SAT, you receive one point.
  • There is no penalty for guessing or skipping.
  • If you answered 33 correctly in Reading and 39 correctly in Writing & Language, and suppose your scale scores are 29 and 35, respectively.
  • These two scaled scores are then added together and multiplied by 10 to give you your final EBRW section score (from 200 to 800) would be:

(29 + 35) x 10 = 64 x 10 = 640

Math Composite

  • Includes multiple-choice and student-produced response questions based on the math that college bound students typically learn during their first three years of high school.

How Math Composite calculated?

  • For Math, you simply convert your raw score to final section score using the college board’s table.
  • Math Composite score range 200-800

Composite score

  • If you scored a 710 in Math and 640 in EBRW, your composite score would be 710+640 = 1350.
  • Math Composite score range 400-1600

For better understanding, you can refer SAT Diagnostic Report to get insights beyond scores. Socrato’s Companion Series helps you get the most from your Official Study Guide.

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