The score system for the SAT
. The scores are graded on the curve
(It's that recentered
word you see when you get your score.)
Each question you get right gives you a point, each wrong answer you lose a fraction of point (-1/4) i think. This is to be a penalty for guessing, but if you can eliminate at least 1 or 2 choices, it's a good idea to guess. This becomes your raw score, and that is curved into the something-hundred score.
There are 2 invidual scores, math and verbal, which add together to make the combined score
The average score on each section of the SAT is 500, leading to a combined score of 1000. The scale is from 200 to 1600 combined, with each section ranging from 100 to 800. So you get 200 points just for writing your name, as they say.
Personally, I'd agree with arkston
. I still remember my mother berating me for "only getting a 1330" and swearing up and down that I was not worthy for any college, no matter what I tried to tell her. (FYI, that's close to 90 percentile
, aka quite good enough)