PSAT

The PSAT is scored out of 1520. The Evidence Based Reading and Writing Score is out of 760 and is based on your Reading and Writing Sections. The Math Score, which makes up the additional 760 points, is comprised of the calculator and non-calculator sections. On your score report, you will also be given a percentile rank. This shows how you compare to other students taking the PSAT. For example, if you score in the 85th percentile, it means that you scored better than 85% of the students taking this test.

 

SAT

The SAT is scored out of 1600. The Evidence Based Reading and Writing Score is out of 800 and based on your Reading and Writing Sections. The Math Score, which makes up the additional 800 points, is comprised of the calculator and non-calculator sections. On your score report, you will also be given a percentile rank. This shows how you compare to other students taking the SAT. For example, if you score in the 85th percentile, it means that you scored better than 85% of the students taking this test.

 

ACT

The ACT is scored out of 36 points. Unlike the SAT, it is an average of your scores on all of the tested sections. There are four sections, Reading, Math, Writing, and Science which result in four individual scores. Your score report for the ACT will also include an ELA score, which is a score of Reading, Writing, and the optional essay and a STEM Report, which is a combined score for the Math and Science sections. You will also be given a percentile rank. This shows how you compare to other students taking the ACT. For example, if you score in the 85th percentile, it means that you scored better than 85% of the students taking this test.

 

SAT Subject Tests

Each SAT Subject Test is scored out of 800. On your score report, you will also be given a percentile rank. This shows how you compare to other students taking the subject test. For example, if you score in the 85th percentile, it means that you scored better than 85% of the students taking this test.

 

AP Exams

Each AP exam is scored on a scale of 1-5. This score is a weighted combination of your multiple choice and free response scores. A score of 1 signifies that you are not qualified to receive college credit or placement, whereas 3 means you are qualified and 5 that you are extremely well qualified. Many colleges will offer credit or placement for scores 3 and above. However, each college decides which scores they will accept. Certain AP exams, such as the BC Calculus exam, also contain subscores that are graded on the same scale.

 

SSAT

The Middle Level and Upper Level SSAT are scored on different scales. For both tests, there are three sections scored, Verbal, Math, and Reasoning. For the middle Level SSAT, the three sections are each worth 710 points, so the maximum score is a 2130. For the Upper Level SSAT, students can score a maximum of 800 points on each section, leading to a total of 2400 points. Included in your score report will be a percentile rank. This shows how you compare to other students taking the SSAT. For example, if you score in the 85th percentile, it means that you scored better than 85% of the students taking this test. For further information about reading your SSAT Score Report, please click here.

 

ISEE

Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Reasoning, and Math are the four sections scored in the Independent School Entrance Exam. Each section is worth a maximum of 940 points and the individual score is assigned a percentile rank. The percentile rank shows how you compare to other students taking the ISEE. For example, if you score in the 85th percentile, it means that you scored better than 85% of the students taking this test. The ISEE Score Report also includes a stanine, which is a score ranging from 1-9 based off of their scored percentile. The stanine compares the Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension Scores and the Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics Scores. To visualize and learn more about the ISEE Score Reports, click here.

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