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# Help Calculate my SAT Score

Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
edited December 2010
My mom just handed me an early "non official" report of my SAT scores. They list them by subjects, but they don't show my overall score (ex: 1600, 700, 1450, ect.). Would yall please help me figure it out for me? By the way, I'm entering my Senior year :D!

Math- 420 (Favorite and Best subject :(, sadly not on SAT)

Writing- 390

Writing: Mult. Choice- 38

Writing: Essay- 7
Post edited by masse9387 on

## Replies to: Help Calculate my SAT Score

• - Posts: 667 Member
You just add those three subscores. 400 + 420 + 390 = 1110
• Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
So I don't add in the 38 and 7? When I calculated those 3, I get 1210
• - Posts: 667 Member
Yes - sorry, my mistake. You have a 1210 (out of a total 2400).

Nope, you don't add the 38 and 7. The 38 is your percentage for the writing multiple choice section (ie - you did better than 38% of test takers, or another way, 62% of test takers did better than you) and the 7 is your essay grade (range of 1-6; two readers read and grade it, combine those two individual grades for total out of 12). That essay score is already "built into" your writing subscore of 390.
• Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
Oh ok. Is a 1210 good? Please be honest with me. I also made a...................................................................dreaded 18 on my ACT :(
• - Posts: 667 Member
Well, if you want me to be honest, then I will. A 1210 is not a great score. An 18 ACT would be around an 870 for the old SAT, which is also not good. Are you an ESL student (English as a Second Language) because your writing and reading subscores are pretty sub-par. The 420 math is not much better either. What grade are you entering and what are your class grades from the previous year? Perhaps you just are a bad test taker, but even still I would think 500-550 scores would be attainable. I'd seriously try and work for a jump in all those scores.
• Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
I'm going to retake both tests. English is my 1st language, Spanish is 2nd you could say (speak more of it than my 3rd language), and Hebrew is my 3rd (read it, can't speak it as well as I can read it like I can Spanish). My dream ACT score that I wanted to obtain was a 20ish, even maybe a 23 would be nice for me. SAT, for me, I just wanted to get into the 1000 range. I know that sounds silly, but that means that I can reach there at least. Now, I would like to obtain a 1600 on the new test. It's higher up, and more colleges would look at it and accept me. Plus, I can say I scored a perfect score ;)
• Registered User Posts: 273 Junior Member
Most people on this board get 2300s and 34s
• - Posts: 667 Member
Well, best of luck to you. What grade are you in? If you are a junior next year then you have a good amount of time to prep and take both tests in the spring. I would consider getting a tutor (they have them via NHS for free) and really work at it. I've seen great improvements here and I know you can do it if you just work hard at it. What colleges are you looking at - and what major?
• Registered User Posts: 499 Member
Can you afford to take a SAT class? They won't help someone go from a 2300 to a 2400, but at lower scores, they review the material on the test and teach strategies that will probably help you improve a few hundred points. If a class is too expensive, just buy The Official SAT Study Guide from the College Board (the blue book), for 20 bucks. Reading the reviews in the front and taking the practice tests should help you improve.
• Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
I would go with a test prep. class, as emperor noted. Although expensive, the tips and tricks can help shoot a score up a few hundred points in only 2-3 months.
• Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
guys, do you actually believe this person? you ppl are idiots if you think he seriously got those scores and cant add them up...jeez. So many **** here posting bs.
• Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
he's got belove the mean on the math test :D whit almost 1 standard deviation!!!
• Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
if u want honesty those are not good grades at all.

with the scores u have right now the best school you can get into is University of Kentucky
(only based on your sat score).

I would seriously suggest taking sat prep classes at kaplan or somewhere else.
At least buy a sat review book.
Try to get at minimum a 1500.(500 on each section)

P.S. i'm in 9th grade and i get 570-620 in each section so i know you can do better!!
• Super Moderator Posts: 34,338 Super Moderator
The OP posted this 5 years ago. S/he is not listening any longer.
This discussion has been closed.