Scoring the SAT
Students who take the SAT are able to score a minimum of 600 points (200 points for each section) and a maximum of 2400 points (800 points for each section). Your total SAT score is derived from two separate processes: finding the raw score and the equated score.
The raw score of your SAT is determined through the following calculations:
--One point is added to your score for every correct answer.
--One-quarter of a point is subtracted from your score when a multiple-choice question is answered incorrectly.
--No points are added or subtracted when an answer is left blank.
--No points are added or subtracted when a student-produced answer in the Math section is incorrect.
--One subsection of the SAT is not scored at all (this section will vary).
Once your raw SAT score has been calculated, this score is then adjusted according to a statistical analysis of various test editions. The degree of difficulty between different editions of the SAT is factored into your final score.
The essay section of the SAT is scored by two professional high school or college-level teachers, each of whom assign a score of between 1 and 6 points. Their combined assessments result in a total essay score of between 2 and 12 points.