How to Score . . . Critical Reading
Just like Math and Writing, Critical Reading maxes out
at a scaled score of 800. Also like Math and Writing, in order to
get a scaled score, you first have to get a raw score.
The Critical Reading raw score follows the standard SAT
rule of 1 point for each right answer, 0 points for each answer
left blank, and a –1/
4 point penalty for
each wrong answer:
Also, remember that because every single Critical Reading
question follows the standard SAT scoring system, the basic guessing
rules always apply. If you can eliminate just one
answer on any question in the Critical Reading Section, always guess.