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June 20, 2012 - 16:25 -- kmcginley

Interpreting SAT and SAT Subject Test scores

SAT Program data provide important information about test characteristics, prediction, validity and reliability. Additionally, college-bound senior data provides insightful information about the test takers, i.e., subgroup performance, college plans and goals and high school background.

Below is a list of data tables for use in interpreting SAT and Subject Test scores. These tables supplement the College-Bound Seniors data. 

These tables are available for download in PDF format.

A list of Statistical Definitions can help you to understand the statistical terms mentioned in the tables.

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SAT

Table

Description

Test Performance

2013 SAT Percentile Ranks (.pdf/666K)

These percentile tables allow comparison of students who took the test and are used to find out how students performed on the test.

Percentile Ranks for Males, Females and Total Group: Critical Reading(.pdf/310K)

Percentile Ranks for Males, Females and Total Group: Mathematics(.pdf/334K)

Percentile Ranks for Males, Females and Total Group: Writing (.pdf/645K)

Composite (CR+M+W) Percentile Ranks

Composite (CR+M) Percentile Ranks

Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing Percentile Ranks by Gender and Ethnic Groups

SAT Raw Score to Scaled Score Ranges

Test Characteristics (Reliability, Difficulty Levels, Completion Rates)

Test Characteristics of the SAT

This table shows that the test is reliable and appropriately difficult and that a sufficient amount of time is allocated for each test section.

SAT Concordance to ACT

Other SAT Data

Total Group Writing Subscore Report(.pdf/31K)

This table provides a better understanding of how the total group performed on the essay and multiple-choice questions of the writing section, as broken down by both total group and ethnic groups.

PSAT/NMSQT Scores (.pdf/89K)

These tables show changes in scores over time.

Percentage of Students with Senior Year Score Gain or Loss

SAT One-Year Mean Score Changes

Test Scores of Nontraditional Test-Takers (seventh- and eighth-graders and adults) (.pdf/89K)

Comparing Group Scores on the SAT (graph) (.pdf/153K)

Use this information to determine when a difference between two group mean scores is statistically significant — and when it is not.

Comparing Group Scores on the SAT (table) (.pdf/89K)

 

SAT Subject Tests

Table

Description

Test Performance

Subject Test Percentile Ranks(.pdf/381K)

Percentiles compare students who took the same Subject Test, and are used to find out how students performed on the test.

Subject Test Subscore Percentile Ranks

Subject Tests in Languages — Total Score and Subscore Percentile Ranks for Students Who Studied a Language in High School

Performance by Years of Study

Subject Tests in Languages — Performance by Years of Study

Use this table to find out how scores change with varying levels of language instruction.

Subject Tests Characteristics (Reliability, Difficulty Levels, Completion Rates)

Test Characteristics of the SAT Subject Tests

This table shows that Subject Tests are reliable and appropriately difficult.