So they are out – the January 2015 SAT Score Reports. Folks who sat for the test last month will now be able to review in more detail their performances in regard to their respective outings. As with previous releases, I urge all concerned to take more than a cursory glance at their reports. This is especially so for those who are planning to have re-attempts, and you should if this one was your maiden crack at the SAT. Yes, I reiterate, again, that people should take the SAT more than once because that’s what all the others are doing. Ah, Ihave digressed.
The SAT Score Report is more than just a summarized account of your SAT attainment; it’s even more importantly, also a pointer for improved showings in your subsequent sittings. From the score breakdown, folks can pinpoint the areas where work is most needed towards higher scores. Some of the problems highlighted by the Score Report can be as straightforward as just poor handwriting or untidiness. Other wasted low hanging fruits could be easy questions missed through carelessness or complacency. Bear in mind that the SAT procedurally adds insult to injury by penalizing wrong answers on top of dropped points whenever it owns you.
The SAT Summary of Results is typically available online about 3 weeks after the test, with the Score Report encompassing the Score Details, on its heels about a week further out. It is standard practice that the report is sent directly from The College Board to the stipulated schools per your instructions/Score Choice at the time of registration for the test. The report is downloadable from the College Board website at the same time by the account holder. The two features I find most efficacious in the Score Report are the scanned copy of the actual Essay and the Easy/Medium/Difficult breakdown of questions against correct/wrong answers.
The Score Report rocks; it not only illustrates to others (university admission) your SAT mettle but also indicates to you what to do to enhance that. It helps big time – it’s up to you.