### Raw vs. Scaled

In order to reach the number you see on your score report,

two calculations must take place.

First, your raw score is calculated. This is the number of points

you earned, based on the number of questions you answered correctly,

minus a fraction of the number answered incorrectly. Questions you

skipped are not counted and no points are subtracted for incorrect

Student Produced Response mathematics questions (grid-ins) on

the SAT Reasoning Test™.

#### SAT Reasoning Test™: Calculating the Raw Score

Each CORRECT answer: add (+) 1 point

Each WRONG answer for a

- Multiple-choice question: subtract (-) 1/4 of a point
- Student-produced response: no points subtracted

Each OMITTED question: no points subtracted

#### SAT Subject Tests™: Calculating the Raw Score

Each CORRECT answer: add (+) 1 point

Each WRONG answer for a

- 5-choice question: subtract (-) 1/4 of a point
- 4-choice question :subtract (-) 1/3 of a point
- 3-choice question: subtract (-) 1/2 of a point

Each OMITTED question: no points subtracted

### Scaled Score

Your raw score is then converted to a scaled score

(reported on a 200-800 scale) by a statistical process

called equating. Equating ensures that the different forms of the

test or the level of ability of the students with whom you are tested

do not affect your score. Equating makes it possible to make

comparisons among test takers who take different editions of the

test across different administrations.

### Subscores

#### Writing Section Subscores

The raw scores for the multiple-choice writing section are

converted to scaled scores that are reported on a 20-80 scale.

Every SAT Reasoning Test contains a 25-minute essay. The essay

subscore is reported on a 2-12 scale. (Essays that are not written

on the essay assignment, or which are considered illegible after

several attempts at reading, receive a score of 0.) Each essay is independently scored from 1 to 6 by two readers.These readers'

scores are combined to produce the 2-12 scale. If the two readers'

scores differ by more than one point, a third reader scores the essay.

The multiple-choice writing section counts for approximately 70% and

the essay counts for approximately 30% of your total raw score, which

is used to calculate your 200-800 score. For more information, visit the Scoring Guide.

#### Subject Test Subscores

Subscores on the Subject Tests are used to compute the total score,

but their individual contributions differ between the different tests. Subscores are reported on a 20-80 scale. For the French, German,

and Spanish with Listening tests, the reading subscore counts twice

as much as the listening subscore. For the Chinese, Japanese, and

Korean tests, subscores are weighted equally. For the Subject Test

in Writing (January 2005 and earlier) the multiple-choice subscore

counts twice as much as the essay subscore.

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