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# What is my SAT score? How do I add these up?

Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
edited June 2012
I took the SAT's not too long ago and this is what I recieved for scores...

Math 440
Writing 530

How do I add these up to know my score?
Do you just add them all together?
Or is there some other crazy method to find out my score?
Post edited by laur808 on

## Replies to: What is my SAT score? How do I add these up?

• Registered User Posts: 491 Member
Add them all together = 1490.
• Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
also, you can divide your score by 3 and multiply by 2 (yes, it is the same answer as the one you would get w/ cross multiplication) and that would be your score equivalant on the old SAT (for the older people when you're sick of explaining the score difference.)
• Registered User Posts: 673 Member
I would be interested in hearing about this score difference. After all, 800 * 2 / 3 = 533.333...
• Registered User Posts: 2,717 Senior Member
wow perp...just wow...
• Registered User Posts: 288 Junior Member
"also, you can divide your score by 3 and multiply by 2 (yes, it is the same answer as the one you would get w/ cross multiplication) and that would be your score equivalant on the old SAT (for the older people when you're sick of explaining the score difference.)

Well, the proper way to do that would be to add CR and Math together. Collegeboard even said that CR was comparable to the verbal section, and colleges treat CR and the old verbal section the same way. I don't know why you would try to use your writing score in any way to calculate a score to compare to a test without writing. Just add CR and Math.
• Registered User Posts: 673 Member
Ah... a formula to change a three-test score to a two-test score. I see.

Edit: I was just curious because I've heard that the new test is easier than the old test, although I've never seen any figures to back this up. I understand what was meant now.
• Registered User Posts: 2,717 Senior Member
Nope it's not easier...it's scaled.
• Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
well, I am assuming that the old SAT verbal section had some elements of writing (I took the new one my junior year, 1st time), therefore allowing the formula I posted earlier to be justifiable, thats all. But thanks for putting the "official/proper" way on here also bigmrpig.
*excuse the humble newbie*
• Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
so i just got my sat scores back, took it for the first time.