Score variation in 10 Real Sat's

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By Mallard2 (Mallard2) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 12:47 pm: Edit

Did anyone else get a lot of score variation on different tests in the 10 Real SAT's book? Or were everyone's scores pretty much equal?

I got a 1470-1410-1520, and I was wondering if that was normal?

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 12:54 pm: Edit

my score varied +-150 pts each time. Sometimes I score under 1200 and sometimes over 1400. I guess each test varies in difficulty.

By Metz (Metz) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 12:59 pm: Edit

A few possibilities:
1. It may sound stupid, but make sure you graded everything correctly and gave yourself enough time (especially for that 2nd test). A few raw points difference makes a huge difference as does accidentally giving yourself 5 minutes too little or too much.
2. Sometimes it just happens. I took 4-5 10 Real SAT's and got a 1400-1430 on all of them, which shows a clear level of consistancy. I just took the Oct test and got a 1510. Sometimes you just get lucky: there are a disproportional amount of vocab. words that you know, or a few more math problems than usual that you have encountered before, and therefore know how to do.

By Metz (Metz) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 01:01 pm: Edit

>>I guess each test varies in difficulty.

They do vary a bit in difficulty, but the curves keep the scores pretty consistant from test to test

By Billiam2 (Billiam2) on Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 03:34 pm: Edit

i got a 1600, 1520. So i think there is some discrepancy.

By Kingb123 (Kingb123) on Monday, October 27, 2003 - 01:29 pm: Edit

I got a 1500 and then a 1600. I find I do better on the more recent test and worse on the older ones

By Mz_Sterious_510 (Mz_Sterious_510) on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 04:42 pm: Edit

My progression through ten real SATs


(12 exams b/c I used two different editions)

Actual SAT: 1410

By Captcalculus (Captcalculus) on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 07:16 pm: Edit

1380-1500, 1410 on oct.

By Abz1986 (Abz1986) on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 08:05 pm: Edit

I get between 1450 to 1550 on the 10 Real Sat Practice tests (mode is about 1480), hopefully that is consistant with my SAT score in November.

By Chasgoose (Chasgoose) on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 09:11 pm: Edit

I took 4 of the 10 Real SATs and first I got 1600 (but I kinda cheated when I did it and looked at the answers in the back of the book when I wasn't sure but I didn't cheat on the rest) then 1470, then 1570 then 1600. I got a 1600 on the SATs that count.

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