SAT Data Tables
Interpreting 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 Subject Test scores. These tables supplement the College-Bound Seniors data.
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A list of Statistical Definitions can help you to understand the statistical terms mentioned in the tables.
|SAT Subject Tests|
|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.|