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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-BoundSeniors data.

These tables are available for download in PDF format. Requires Adobe Reader (latest versionrecommended).

A list of Statistical Definitions can help you to understand the statistical termsmentioned in the tables.

SAT Subject Tests
Table Description

Test Performance

Subject Test Percentile Ranks(.pdf/989Kb)

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.


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Related Materials

Go to the SAT Downloads and Materials Ordering page to view and print these and other related materials:

  • Guidelines for the Release of Data
  • Score Reporting Options for High Schools
  • Electronic Data Layout for High Schools
  • Score Reporting Options for Higher Ed Institutions
  • Electronic Data Layout for Higher Ed Institutions

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