Score choice is an option that allows a student to decide which SAT scores to send to colleges when applying for admissions.
Sounds simple enough. If you have one strong SAT score and one weaker score you only need to have the stronger score sent. But does it matter?
Colleges really do want to view you in the strongest light. If you send a stronger SAT score and a weaker score, virtually every college will look at your strongest score and ignore your weaker score. So sending a weaker score is not a problem.
Where this really comes into play is with colleges that do not accept score choice and ask that all scores be sent to the college. This is primarily done by colleges that are very selective.
When applying to colleges, you need to understand whether the colleges require all test scores or whether they accept score choice.