How to Score . . . Critical Reading
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.
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