Lots of students take the SAT more than once to improve their scores. Given many colleges superscore using the highest score of each section across all your attempts, retaking the test can increase your superscore. Having said that, according to the College Board:
- 55% of juniors taking the test improved their scores as seniors
- 35% had score drops
- 10% had no change
- The higher a student's scores as a junior, the more likely that student's subsequent scores will drop. The lower the initial scores, the more likely the scores will go up.
- On average, juniors repeating the SAT as seniors improved their combined critical reading, mathematics, and writing scores by approximately 40 points. About 1 in 25 gained 100 or more points on critical reading or mathematics, and about 1 in 90 lost 100 or more points
Your SAT score report provides additional information based on your actual scores.