Some schools value the essay quite a bit, others completely ignore it.
There are 52 questions in the Reading test, so the maximum raw score is 52.
It is 44 in the Writing and Language test, and 58 in the Math test.
When you register for the SAT, you can choose up to four schools to send your score reports to, for free.
After you’ve taken the test, you can still send the four free score reports out, if you log into your account within nine days of taking the test.