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Like the test itself, the new SAT score reports are a departure from the score reports of years past. The experts at C2 Education have broken them down in a new publication called Your Total Guide to Your New SAT Score – download your copy here!

SAT scores are undeniably important in the college admissions process. SAT or ACT scores allow college admissions officers to make an apples-to-apples comparison among students with widely differing academic backgrounds. After all, an A at one school may not reflect the same effort and skill as an A at another school, but SAT scores have the same meaning no matter where a student graduates from.

Knowing the importance of SAT scores, you might be justifiably concerned (or elated) by your initial score report. But no matter how you feel about your first SAT scores, it’s important to recognize that they represent a floor, not a ceiling. Our score report guide offers insight into how these scores can inform your decisions as you work towards college admission.

Your Total Guide to Your New SAT Score has answers to all of your score report questions, including:

  • What’s a good SAT score?
  • What’s the difference between test scores, benchmarks, subscores, and cross-test scores, and what do they all mean?
  • How do your new SAT scores compare to ACT scores and old SAT scores?
  • Should you retake the SAT or switch to the ACT?
  • What are your next steps?