When and How to Find Out Your Teen’s SAT Scores

When and How to Find Out Your Teen’s SAT Scores

Since the new SAT was released in March, 2016 it has taken a lot longer for scores to come out. (The March test took almost two months!) The May 6, June 3, and August 26 exams will take almost four to six weeks to be released:  June 7, July 11, and September 15 respectively. But good news! Check out this recent post on the College Board website: New SAT Score Release Policies We’re making changes to help students and institutions get scores more quickly. Here’s what you need to know about the 2017-18 school year: October, November, December, March, and May from the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections will be released about two weeks after test day. Students will receive emails when those multiple-choice scores are ready. Students who take the SAT with Essay will get those scores five days after their multiple-choice scores become available. After students receive all their scores, you’ll see their reports in the K–12 portal...
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What Do These SAT Scores Mean? BONUS: Should Your Teen Retake the Exam and When?

At this point, I am getting cross-eyed examining concordance tables* to give you a better understanding of what your teen's SAT scores mean. That being said, here are my biggest take-aways: It looks like the scores are scaled somewhat higher when compared to the old SAT. For example a combined score of 1000 on the new SAT correlates to 920 on the old SAT. (By the way, any comparison of test scores is not 100% accurate due to the innate differences of the tests.) It appears the benchmarks – roughly 50 percentile - is 480 in the reading and 530 in the math. One thing to note is that the deviation between the ACT scores compared to the new SAT scores is not as much as it was relative to the old SAT. So what will this mean for colleges? Could they change their SAT score admissions criteria?  Probably not much if at all, as all scores are relative the student...
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