What is Score Choice? What is Super Scoring? What’s the difference?
When you are taking the SAT exam many hours go into studying and preparing for the exam. You take mocktests, work on practice problems, and formulate your perfect strategy to beat the test. Then you take the SAT test and, for many people, the work ends here. Don’t be one of these people. You still have a couple strategies you can consider.
One of them is Score Choice. The College Board, the company that creates and administers the SAT, allows you to implement Score Choice if you so choose. Essentially, Score choice allows you to elect which SAT score you can submit to colleges. If you take the SAT multiple times, Score Choice enables you to select your best score and submit that score, and that score alone, to colleges. There are some schools that require you to submit all your test results and your college counselor will know which ones, but Score Choice allows you, whenever possible, to put your best foot forward.
Another tool at your disposal to help you along with your SAT process is Super Scoring. Super scoring allows you to select the best sub scores from different tests and amalgamate them into a single Super Score. That is, if your best score in math occurred the first time you took the SAT Exam and you received at 700, your best writing score occurred the second time you took the SAT Exam and you received a 650, and your best reading score occurred the third time you took the SAT exam and you received at 730, you could combine these three scores to get a combined result of 2080 through the magic of super scoring. Not every admissions office accepts super scoring, so you should check with your College Counselor, but, like Score Choice, Super Scoring is a valuable resource to be aware of.