MATH IIC curve





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: March 2004 Archive: MATH IIC curve
By Pinacolada (Pinacolada) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 05:59 pm: Edit

about how many questions can you miss or skip for a perfect score?

By Zas1987 (Zas1987) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 06:53 pm: Edit

its about 8 to miss, and still get an 800.

By Welshie (Welshie) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 07:08 pm: Edit

I hear 5; miss five and you can still an 800. Perhaps omit 8 and still get an 800?

-Jesse

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 07:43 pm: Edit

Anyone know how many you can get wrong to get a 750?
(cause that's what I'm aiming for)

By Haithman (Haithman) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 07:47 pm: Edit

9-10 maybe? I wish the SAT I was like that...miss and omit one..770

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 08:16 pm: Edit

So let me get this straight:
If you get 45 out of 50, then you probably get an 800.
If you get 40 out of 50, you probably get a 750.
If you get 30 out of 50, you probably get a 700.

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 08:17 pm: Edit

Well, I've got my work cut out for me because on the first practice test in the Barrons book, I got 20 wrong (ouch). yeah

By Welshie (Welshie) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 08:33 pm: Edit

A "700" in the Barrons book is pretty darn good.

By Haithman (Haithman) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 08:36 pm: Edit

I say you have 750 already if you're getting 700 in the Barrons book. Oh and do you own a TI-89? If not, I recommend one.

By Pinacolada (Pinacolada) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 08:45 pm: Edit

the barron's book is horribly depressing. i pulled off a 800 in SAT I math so i figured i could wing the SAT II but not quite haha. evil standardized testing ruining spring break grr

By Andrew123s (Andrew123s) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit

If you are getting low or mid 30s on the practice tests you should get at least a 750. I got 34 on the first test (the rest ranged from I think 29-34), and got an 800.

By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 10:14 pm: Edit

heres a dumb question..sorry..but
what exactly does the SAT II Math IIC measure?
what does the Match IC measure?

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 10:23 pm: Edit

Haithman: I keep hearing people say all these great things about the TI-89. But I'm using the TI-83 plus now, and I don't think it's worth it to learn how to use a new calculator just for this test. I hope I don't regret it.

By Welshie (Welshie) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 10:24 pm: Edit

It measures mathematical comprehension up to the Pre-Calculus/Math Analysis level... supposedly.

By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 12:49 am: Edit

The Barron's SATIIC book problems are much harder than the actual test problems. I'd say that -10 to -12 raw score in Barron's is the equivalent of an 800. On the actual test, I think you can miss around 7 or 8 raw score points.

An 800 on the IIC test is around the 90th percentile.

By Rmac43 (Rmac43) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 10:21 am: Edit

Haithman, have you taken IIC yet?

By Pinacolada (Pinacolada) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 03:39 pm: Edit

yeaa i heard about the 90th percentile thing. sigh wicked brilliant math people.

By Becks777 (Becks777) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 03:47 pm: Edit

Its definitely not 9, around 4-5 and that too i m guessing. The courve is not that lineant as many people think it is. I took the test twice thinking i could get 9 wrong and still get 800. the first one i got 710, second one i was sure i only missed like 2-3 questions but still got only 760

By Welshie (Welshie) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 05:42 pm: Edit

According to the REA Math IIC book:
Raw Score - Scaled Score
50-43 - 800
42 - 790
41 - 780
40 - 770
39 - 760
38 - 750
37 - 740
36 - 730
35 - 720
34 - 710
33 - 700

By Haithman (Haithman) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 08:26 pm: Edit

Yea Becks 2-3 questions missed is definately an 800. The curve on the IIC is great. No Rmac I have yet to take the IIC exam. I may in October after I do Pre-Calculus this summer, or maybe next May or June after I have finished AP Calc. I expect a 750+.

By Rmac43 (Rmac43) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 11:25 pm: Edit

Cool. I am curious though, how can you predict a score of 750+ when you have not yet taken the classes which are tested?

By Haithman (Haithman) on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 03:48 pm: Edit

Because I have basically learned most of Pre-Calc on my own and have already started self-studying Calc. All you need is Pre-Calc for the test which isnt hard.

By R00t (R00t) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 12:49 am: Edit

it varies for each test

By Boyzmom (Boyzmom) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 08:52 pm: Edit

My son is taking practice tests. He made a 710 on the IIC and 760 on the IC. He would like to take the IIC in May because he thinks it will look better, but also wants to maximize his score. Which test should he take?

By Chamonix (Chamonix) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 09:49 pm: Edit

That is a tough call.
I would say the IIC because it looks better, and it is probably easier to increase your score with practice.

By Welshie (Welshie) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:34 pm: Edit

Could your son take both?

-Jesse


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