Average SAT Scores (Highest)

The SAT is a college admissions test developed by the College Board and Educational Testing Service. The SAT consists of Math, Evidence-based Reading and Writing, and an optional Essay components. The scoring format for the SAT was revised in March 2016 as well as several test features.

The total score for an individual is calculated by adding the section scores (Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing). Each section score ranges from 200-800, for a possible total score ranging from 400-1600. The optional essay component receives three scores ranging from 2-8; there is no composite score for the essay component.

The College Board releases SAT scores annually by reporting on the scores for seniors from their most recent administration. Some colleges, however, may take into consideration for college admission a student’s highest section score, even if received on separate testing administrations. GOSA presents SAT results in both ways. Only school, system, and state scores based on the most recent administration can be compared to the national scores. It should also be noted that the national scores released by The College Board include both private as well as public school students.

This report displays the average highest total SAT score across state, district, and school levels.