The SAT Test is categorized into mathematics, critical reading, and writing. Each section is scored out of 800, and both sections are added to get your overall score. The SAT test also has an essay which is optional and will not be factored into your overall SAT score. The essay scores will be shown separately on the report. The SAT is scored out of 1600. The highest composite score for the SAT is 800+800, or 1600. The average score is 1000.
The reading/writing and math sections of the SAT expects students to apply their knowledge to read, understand various questions represented in text and graphic topics in science, history/social studies, literature contexts.
All questions are multiple choice in the Reading and Writing section. The Math section contains a mix of both multiple choice and written answers.