How Does the SAT Grading Format Work?

<p>Hey everyone,</p>

<p>I'm curious as to how the College Board establishes the scores for the SAT. I got my May SAT back today, and was surprised to see how it was graded. I only missed three answers on Vocabulary and did very well on the essay, and only got a 700. How exactly does this work?</p>

<p>Well vocabulary and the essay are two different sections, so you may want to elaborate.</p>