SAT Overview:

The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student’s readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. College admissions officers will review standardized test scores alongside your high school GPA, the classes you took in high school, letters of recommendation from teachers or mentors, extracurricular activities, admissions interviews, and personal essays.

It is a standardized test administered in high school. Students can sit for the SAT in any high school grade from 9th – to 12th. Since high school junior and senior years are busy it’s challenging for students to keep up with all the activities. The SAT is a standardized test that assesses a student’s skills in four core areas: Reading, Writing & Language, Math, and Essay (optional).

SAT Super-score: what is it?

You can score super-score across all the dates you took the SAT by considering your top section scores. These schools will calculate the highest possible composite score based on your highest section scores rather than only taking your scores from one particular date.

According to the current SAT, this means taking your highest Math score and your highest Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score.

It is a well-known fact that you can take the SAT test as many times as you want. Most people assume you can submit your best scores from the exam you did well on. But the SAT super-scoring method relieves that stress by making score submission convenient for students. You can calculate your SAT super-score by adding your highest scores from each test section together. Basically, it means that if you take two tests, then you can take the highest scores from the respective sessions which makes your composite score.

For instance, your SAT scores from the previous two attempts are as follows:

  1. English: 29, Reading: 30, Math: 30, Writing: 10
  2. English: 32, Reading: 29, Math: 33, Writing: 9

Using SAT super-score calculator, your super score will be:

  • English: 32
  • Reading: 30
  • Math: 33
  • Writing: 10

Your composite score is calculated based on your best scores from each session. These new scores cannot be added to your final score on your own and submitted to the college. Results must be reported for each individual test you have taken. Upon submitting both scores to the college, the admissions team will separate the highest scores.

It is possible to super-score both the SAT and the ACT, but only one test can be super-scoring. You cannot add the total of the highest scores from both these tests and present them as a composite score. Some universities accept SAT super-scores, whereas others do not. So, you should check the official websites of the universities you’re aiming for beforehand in order to get more clarity.

The super-scoring may not be accepted by all colleges, so check out the websites of the ACT and SAT to find out which colleges accept the super-scoring.

To score high students can practice online and get insights beyond scores. Socrato’s Companion Series helps you get the most from your Official Study Guide.

To prepare for the SAT download a free e-Book. Grade your practice test bubble sheet online to get a detailed Socrato diagnostic report.

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