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09/08/2019

Is 1680 a good score in the SAT Reasoning test?

QUESTION
Is 1680 a good score in the SAT Reasoning test?
Critical Reading: 600
Math: 550
Writing: 530 (Essay: 8 points)

I am Mexican and I took the test here in Mexico City. I don’t know the average scores for people like me who didn’t have English as their first language. And also what is the average for Americans? I hope you can help me, please.

ANSWER
Since the SAT is based on a bell curve and not on a set standart, the scores fluctuate a lot. The “average” student gets a 500, making 1500 average and anything above, above average.
However, it depends on the college you want to apply to. For example, Harvard probably wouldn’t consider anything under 2100, but for the California State University system, a 1600 is probably good enough. However, I don’t know the average for people who didn’t have English as their first language, though I’m pretty sure that a majority of people who take this test has English as their second language.