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I am curious about how schools like Caltech, Harvey Mudd, and MIT will interpret my math test scores. I got a 750 on the math section of the New SAT, but then a couple months later I got an 800 on the math level 2 exam. Will they just focus on my stronger score or is the SAT Math section more important? Also, will my calc BC score matter? Thanks for any response.

## Replies to: Math Level II vs New SAT Math Section

855MemberA strong Math 2 and BC score shows proficiency in much more advanced math.

64Junior MemberI have no idea how the colleges weigh the different scores. But it is important to note that while both tests are scored on an 800 point scale, the scales are different so you aren't comparing apples to apples.

An 800 on the SAT2 is at the 80 percentile: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/sat/sat-percentile-ranks-subject-tests-2016.pdf

A 750 on the math section of the SAT is at the 99th percentile: see page 7 of this guide: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/understanding-sat-scores-2016.pdf

It is easier to get an 800 on the Math 2 than the math section of the SAT. But also keep in mind that fewer students take the Math 2 than the regular SAT, presumably a higher level of student since the lower level students would likely take the Math 1. And as noted above, their content is different. So again, it's hard to compare the two scores.

But regardless, your scores demonstrate that you are a capable math student.

498Member11New Member11New Member193Junior MemberSo his suggestion for the SAT math section is to read the problem very carefully, and hone in on the exact question they are asking you to solve.