Expected Curve for March 27 2004





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By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 05:06 pm: Edit

Sorry to break off from the other post but it's getting too muddled.

What does everyone expect the curve to be on this test for math/verbal?

By Tree (Tree) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit

M - 800, 800, 770, 760
V - 800, 800, 800, 780

By Metra (Metra) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 05:21 pm: Edit

I agree w/ tree.

By Chumboy87 (Chumboy87) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 05:24 pm: Edit

So I know this is a dumb question, but do some people have experimental sections in math and others in verbal?

By Tree (Tree) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit

Yep, one can have either a math or verbal experimental.

By Scion (Scion) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 07:10 pm: Edit

whats about 1 grid-in left blank, 1 grid-in wrong, 2 q/c wrong, and 1 m/c (so far) and about 3-5 verbal gonna be? ayyy.

by the way, what was the answer to the water park survey? A (2)?

By Bcrichsolo (Bcrichsolo) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 07:13 pm: Edit

On math i know i got 1 grid in wrong, all QC correct, last section correct. I might have made a mistake or 2 on the 25 section. Is it possible I will still get the 800 or 760+??? Verbal I know i got alot wrong. At the best only like 5 critical reading q's, 5 analogies, and 7 SC i would guess. Any idea bout mah score?

By Tree (Tree) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:03 pm: Edit

Bcrichsolo, you have a high change of netting a 760+ in math as long as you don't miss more than two. As for your verbal I'm guessing low 600's - mid 600's if the curve is good.

By Scion (Scion) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:24 pm: Edit

hey tree, what about me? and make that possibly THREE grid-ins wrong...

By Bcrichsolo (Bcrichsolo) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:45 pm: Edit

Thanks Tree...another question since u seem like an expert...if you take a sunday SAT (for religous reasons) is it the same test as saturday?

By Bluebaron1616 (Bluebaron1616) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:51 pm: Edit

I disagree with the verbal curve.

My two predictions:
800 800 800 790 770 750 740

or

800 800 800 800 780 760 740

By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:56 pm: Edit

Bluebaron - What about math?

By Billiam2 (Billiam2) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 09:58 pm: Edit

Bluebaron: Flip through the 10 real SAT's and tell me in how many tests you see 6 points off is a 740. Also keep in mind how many controversial questions we have had so far.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:19 am: Edit

I thought a lot of the math ones were tricky but not super hard. The only ones that were "hard" in my opinion were the last grid-in and the /a\ problem. I would guess a math curve of 800-800-780-760. The tricky ones were probably answered correctly but a small amount of people, so the curve may be a little looser. I think the verbal curve has at least 800-800-800; personally, I thought it was a good amount harder than any of the 10 reals. I would agree with the second of bluebaron's verbal curve.

By Bcrichsolo (Bcrichsolo) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:21 am: Edit

I know for a fact I got 1 grid-in wrong and possible 2 grid-ins. Think i can still pull the 800? or even a 750+?

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:30 am: Edit

If that's all you got wrong, thats 57-.25, so a 57 raw score. Almost 99% positive not an 800, but probably 770-780.

By Ilcapo (Ilcapo) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit

math:

800, 800, 790, 770

verbal:

800, 800, 800, 790 (im not really sure if this is ever done, but i feel like they arent gonna drop you 20 pts for 4x on this test)

but what the hell do i know?

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:40 am: Edit

So is the consensus that verbal was pretty tough? (I've been hearing a few different reports, but personally I thought the verbal was harder than 10 real practices)

By Simplyloved (Simplyloved) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:41 am: Edit

"If that's all you got wrong, thats 57-.25, so a 57 raw score. Almost 99% positive not an 800, but probably 770-780. "

wouldn't that be a taw of 57.75 which would make it 58?

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit

Nope - it's 57. 3 wrong brings down total possible right to 57. Then because one of the wrong answers was an MC, that's minus .25 - but that doesn't matter because 56.75 is rounded up to 57.

By Aaronmp3 (Aaronmp3) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:58 am: Edit

Maybe this information is available already, but could someone explain how the "800,800,770,760" tells one how the scores will be curved?

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 01:00 am: Edit

It's based on raw scores. 60=800, 59=800, 58=770, 56=760, so on. Of course these are just guesses, but it seems reasonable. I think the verbal curve will be generous.

By Glory (Glory) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 01:06 am: Edit

Bluebarron: i sure hope its 800X4 780, so on so forth.

wow.dumb post. who doesnt?

By Scion (Scion) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 01:35 am: Edit

hey whats a 54/53 raw math?

By Andrew123s (Andrew123s) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 02:14 am: Edit

690-710 usually, depending on the test.

By Bluebaron1616 (Bluebaron1616) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:30 am: Edit

well,

Last year the April2003 test was just as hard as this one.

And that curve was huge.

I got like 10 wrong and 2 omits and still pulled a 680 verbal.

By Vtoodler (Vtoodler) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:41 am: Edit

I say that the curve will be generous because this test, both math and verbal, was a little harder than usual, in my opinion.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:45 am: Edit

Awesome bluebaron! That lifts my spirits for a 1400+ because I know I did really well on math but verbal I'm not too sure. I did get some hard ones right and I omitted most of the ones that are getting tons of discussion now, but some (the "vital" one, the intense pleasure/bewilderment one) and I forget exactly what I put. But nevertheless, that's good news.

By Rubixcube (Rubixcube) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:47 am: Edit

Yes, for march 27th math i had to skip more problems than usual- did anyone else?

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:53 am: Edit

Yes - me too. I omitted the last 4 verbal questions on the double passage because I didn't have enough time. And I omitted 2 analogies as compared to none in oct 2003. However, this may be better for me because the ones I guessed on last year I got wrong, but here I omitted them, so it could benefit me. I really preped for math so the math wasn't too hard for me at all. I could have easily gotten all of them right, but I just made a few mistakes. Luckily, 3 out of my 4 wrong answers came on the grid-ins, so no points lost. I'm really excited about what bluebaron said.

By Bluebaron1616 (Bluebaron1616) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:53 am: Edit

yeah, the friggin SAt practice test in the pink book gave me the wrong impression.

I got 790 on that verbal one, and it was nowhere NEAR as hard as this one.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:57 am: Edit

Well after the first verbal section I was like YAHOO!. And then I get to the other 2 and they are eh... A lot of people thought the CR was easy this test but I thought it was harder than most (like 10 REAL practices - and newer ones too (2000,2002).

By Chumboy87 (Chumboy87) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 10:58 am: Edit

YES! I usually consistently get like at least a 780 in math, but this time there will have to be a curve for me to get that...I skipped like 2 math and maybe got one or two wrong. As for verbal, I am new to collegeconfidential, but it seems that the answers to these questions are controversial, so I think there will be a very few people who get every question right. I'm hoping for the three 800 scheme for verbal, and a two 800 scheme for math. It's gotta.

By Rubixcube (Rubixcube) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 11:00 am: Edit

CR was v. good for me, vocab stuff was ok except for a few very iffy odd ones (dandy/foppish for example), and math was more difficult (which is why i had to skip more than usual)

By Cleanfreak (Cleanfreak) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 11:17 am: Edit

what would i get if i got: 2 wrong in grid in, 1 wrong in qc, and 2 wrong in mc

and in verbal lets say i got 13 wrong--what would that bring me down to?

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 11:32 am: Edit

Cleanfreak - 5 wrong = 60-55 total highest possible raw score

1 wrong in QC = -.33
2 wrong in grid-in = -0
2 wrong in MC = -.50

55-.83 = 54 (rounded) raw score

Probably 700-710. Maybe higher on this test. I'd say no more than 720.

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 11:47 am: Edit

Hey, i was wondering. whats if i got -2 on math and like -8 on verbal?????

By Bfjava (Bfjava) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:05 pm: Edit

On the math section...I was working waaay too slow and didn't get to the last 3 grid-ins. So I omitted those last three, omitted one in the last (10 min) section, and missed one QC. What kind of score can I expect?

By Certitude (Certitude) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:14 pm: Edit

Hi
I omitted 12 on the math section. Now does that bring my score down to 680? Because when you omit, you lose 0 pts. Can someone please tell me what score I would get omitting 12 on the math section?
Thanks

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:18 pm: Edit

Certitude - Your highest possible raw score in math is 48, which makes a scaled score of around 640-660 at best.

By Laurenh87 (Laurenh87) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:26 pm: Edit

Can anyone guess for me?

I think I got 2 grid-ins wrong, 1 or 2 multiple choice and 1 quant comp. What does that bring me down to?

By Certitude (Certitude) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:28 pm: Edit

really??? thats really weird...because i thought it would actually be in the 700s b/c they were omits but i guess i have not a clue about how the sat scoring system works. does anyone else agree with crypto?

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:29 pm: Edit

what if i got -2 math and -8 verbal???????

By Ilcapo (Ilcapo) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:30 pm: Edit

yes crypto is right -- as soon as i got home i started looking through the scoring in 10 real sats. it takes alot to get a 700, and omitting that many doesn't help. sorry

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:41 pm: Edit

ummmmmmmmmmmm what if i think i got -2 math and -8 verbal??? lol

By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 12:43 pm: Edit

Depends on the curve Adidasty, but it could be from 760-800 Math and 710-740 Verbal.

By Dliebers (Dliebers) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 03:30 pm: Edit

What can i realistically expect?

-3 math
-1 grid in

-6 verbal
-1 omit

By Robert456 (Robert456) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 03:40 pm: Edit

Dliebers-

I guess a 1540-but this is just for fun, not really sure.

760V
780M

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 03:45 pm: Edit

thanks gmf05

By Haruhara (Haruhara) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 03:52 pm: Edit

dliebers: no... 1440-1480

710-730 v
730-750 m

By Laurenh87 (Laurenh87) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit

Repost-

What can I expect with:

Math
-3 grid-ins
-1 m.c. (acutally I think it was a quant comp)


Verbal
-2 multiple choice

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:06 pm: Edit

Laurenh:

Math raw score is 55.66 --> 56. That's what I have right now. Probably a 760-770. On verbal, probably 800.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:11 pm: Edit

Right now I have 7 verbal omits and 2 known wrong. Most likely a couple more wrong, but who knows. Predicitions on 7 omit/2 wrong (69 raw score) up to 7 omit/5wrong (65 raw score).

In october 2003 my 61 verbal got me a 640 and 51 math got me a 670 (that's a pretty harsh curve I think for math)

By Haruhara (Haruhara) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:13 pm: Edit

what to expect with 6 wrong, no omits?

By Laurenh87 (Laurenh87) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:30 pm: Edit

Crypto-

Thanks so much! I'm sure I must have gotten at least 1 or 2 more wrong, but oh well.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:36 pm: Edit

Any help for this?

Right now I have 7 verbal omits and 2 known wrong. Most likely a couple more wrong, but who knows. Predicitions on 7 omit/2 wrong (69 raw score) up to 7 omit/5wrong (65 raw score).

In october 2003 my 61 verbal got me a 640 and 51 math got me a 670 (that's a pretty harsh curve I think for math)

By Laurenh87 (Laurenh87) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:44 pm: Edit

Crypto-

My guess for your verbal score would be somewhere around 710-730

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:47 pm: Edit

Is that the best possible score (7 omit/2 wrong) or worst (of guesses - 7 omit/5 wrong)

By Hobbes344 (Hobbes344) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:48 pm: Edit

What about 5 wrong for verbal and 3 wrong in Grid ins for math?

By Laurenh87 (Laurenh87) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:49 pm: Edit

That was acutally the average of the two! In the past, a 67 raw would give you around a 720ish, depending on the test.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:51 pm: Edit

5 wrong verbal = 78-5 --> 73 right:

73-(5*.25) = 73-1.25 = 71.75 --> 72

That's a 750-760 range on three newer 10 reals I looked at.

3 wrong grid-in is 57 raw score. Probably 770-780 - most likely the 780.

By Glory (Glory) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 06:49 pm: Edit

wow. u score wizzes. help me out

math: 0 wrong 0 omit

verbal: 3-5 wrong, 0 omit

By Bcrichsolo (Bcrichsolo) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 06:54 pm: Edit

Super nerds, help me out 2
I think I got 1-2 grid in's wrong. No others that I know of.
Probably 3-4 on CR, 6 analogies, and 7-8 SC.

any idea of my score?

By Ilovemath (Ilovemath) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 11:09 pm: Edit

What do you think 6 verbal wrong with no omits?

By Kewlkat8 (Kewlkat8) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 12:40 am: Edit

does a -1 QC and -1 grid in = anything below 790 math?

By Crypticism (Crypticism) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 01:34 am: Edit

So there are 78 verbal questions? 60 math ones?

(I'm thinking I omitted 6 or 7 verbal, probably missed a few.. Omitted <10 on math, but probably missed a few.. I'm hoping for a combined score of at least 1350)

By Just_Forget_Me (Just_Forget_Me) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 08:32 am: Edit

kewl-I'm guessing you'll get a 780

Either 800, 800, 780
or 800, 790, 780

By Mzhang23 (Mzhang23) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 10:03 am: Edit

October SAT's math and verbal curves were exceptionally harsh. I got 2 math wrong and received a 750. 1 math wrong got you a 780. On other dates, the same errors would have gotten me an 800.

Sometimes the curve just sucks for the SAT.

By Reject (Reject) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 12:46 pm: Edit

January was a crazy curve for math. I ordered test answer service and it showed:

0:800
-1:800
-2:790
-3:770
-4:750
-5:740

By Ohio_Mom (Ohio_Mom) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 01:19 pm: Edit

The following data is from the counselor's section of the College Board site, where they have a .pdf that lists selected raw scores and their correspondence to converted ones. This data is from the 55 administrations of the tests from 1995 to December 2002. I was suprised to see the large range (30-40 points) and all levels of the test, not just the high end where one might expect it.

Verbal Math
(raw score, then scaled range for each)
78 800
75 780-800
70 720-760
65 670-710
60 630-660 800
55 600-630 710-750
50 570-590 660-690
45 540-570 620-650
40 510-540 580-620
35 490-510 540-580
30 460-480 510-540
25 430-450 470-500
20 400-420 440-460
15 360-390 400-430
10 320-350 350-400
5 260-310 300-360
0 200-250 230-300
-5 200 200

Another interesting thing on the counselor's site is that the data for coached/uncoached results is from 1995-1996. The control group of uncoached students is 2733, and the test group of 'coached' students is 427. Ahem. Wonder what the analyst got on his SAT.

By Hegemony (Hegemony) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 02:50 pm: Edit

I hear that if you get one wrong on the Math section, you immediately drop to 690.

I also have aural problems.

By Vladimir2004 (Vladimir2004) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 04:31 pm: Edit

Lol Hegemony, in that case, 4 wrong would bring you down to 360. 1 wrong is still 800 buddy.

By Daromanian (Daromanian) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 04:57 pm: Edit

anyone care to guess my verbal if i omitted one got 2 analogies wrong, 2 critical reading questions that are debatable and lets say 2 others newhere else?

By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 05:07 pm: Edit

Daromanian - Maybe around 740-750. Depends on the curve as always.

By Tree (Tree) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit

Super nerds, help me out 2
I think I got 1-2 grid in's wrong. No others that I know of.
Probably 3-4 on CR, 6 analogies, and 7-8 SC.

any idea of my score?

Well, chances are you got 790 math if you only missed one math grid in. Since this math test was pretty tough compared to other ones, I'm willing to bet the math is curved by one question, meaning 800. Missing two grid-ins could really bump back your math score. If you happend to miss two, a fair prediction would be 770 and 760 at the very least. Just pray you didn't miss more than one. :P

As for verbal, assuming you missed 4 CR, 6 analogies, and 8 SC that would give you a 56 raw score which could be anything from a 600-630.

Do the math and you could get anything from a 1360-1430.

By Tree (Tree) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 05:23 pm: Edit

To answer Brichsolo's question about the Sunday SAT, I am 99.9% sure ETS would NEVER administer the same test on the same weekend. Scion, missing three grid-ins would net you a 750-760. I can't imagine anything lower. :P

By Tree (Tree) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 05:23 pm: Edit

To answer Brichsolo's question about the Sunday SAT, I am 99.9% sure ETS would NEVER administer the same test on the same weekend. Scion, missing three grid-ins would net you a 750-760. I can't imagine anything lower. :P

By Glory (Glory) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 05:58 pm: Edit

hey guys. i don't quite know how this curve works. so help me out.

math: 0 wrong 0 omit
verbal: 3-5 wrong 0 omit.

thanx bunches.

anybody know of incidence where u can miss 4 on verbal and make an 800...lol...just tryin to be optimistic here.

By Gmf05 (Gmf05) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 06:00 pm: Edit

Verbal can go as high as 5, -2 is the minimum and -3 is usually an 800. But you never know...

By Tree (Tree) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 08:53 pm: Edit

Glory - 800 Math (duh.)
Verbal - 760 - 800

By Glory (Glory) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 08:56 pm: Edit

thanx tree thanx gmf05. hopin for that 1580+

By Tree (Tree) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 08:58 pm: Edit

Congrats, unless the curve realllllllly sucked, you got your 1580. : )

By Tinkerchelle (Tinkerchelle) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 09:04 pm: Edit

what's the diag on two wrong for verbal, one wrong for math?

By Tree (Tree) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 09:06 pm: Edit

two wrong verbal is 800 (absolutely sure). And the lowest score for one wrong math is 790. However, I believe this math is curved so one wrong math and two wrong verbal = 1600. : )

By Nobu (Nobu) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 09:11 pm: Edit

i think the math will be generously curved...i know a bunch of people who didn't even finish the grid-in section (one of my friends got a 240 on his PSAT and missed one).
So far, I only know that I made one verbal error and one math error...if my math score is lower than my verbal i will shoot myself - in the face. there's no excuse for not getting a perfect score on the math section.

By Bluebaron1616 (Bluebaron1616) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit

lol, go ahead!

If u really want to, I would suggest a .22, so u won't actually kill urself but only blind or severely wound, unless u hit the pons or medulla.

By Melissamelissa (Melissamelissa) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 09:32 pm: Edit

what should i get ??

math- 0 omit maybe 1 or 2 wrong

verbal- 6 omit probably around 6 wrong

By Nobu (Nobu) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 09:36 pm: Edit

really....so you've had experience? interesting - that sounds like a nice way to inflict maximum pain without dying.

By Glory (Glory) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 11:39 pm: Edit

hahahaha...how we joke about these things...

By Osnapjew (Osnapjew) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 02:09 am: Edit

anyone predict my score?

math - 2 wrong 2 omit
verbal - 3 wrong 0 omit

By Songster87 (Songster87) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 03:58 am: Edit

When I took the test, I found verbal easyish and math hardish (and I'm a mathy person), but everyone else said vice-versa. Didn't get anything wrong (to my knowledge), but the math actually took me the majority of the time allotted (which was a surprise to me). Princeton Review's web site said they thought both the Math and Verbal was hard for an SAT.

But since the top is being curved with people who scored 1550+ in the past, the curve might not be "super generous," since even the "hard" math questions are cake compared to any half-decent school curriculum.

So...my guess for the curve will be:

Math:
800 800 790 770 750 730
1 wrong = 800
2 wrong = 790
2 QCs wrong = 770
3 wrong = 750
4 wrong = 730

Verbal:
800 800 800 800 790 770 760
2 wrong = 800
2 wrong, 1 omit = 800
3 wrong = 790
4 wrong = 770
5 wrong = 760

Just a guess...

By Osnapjew (Osnapjew) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 03:29 pm: Edit

so how would that work out for me songster?

By Ilovemath (Ilovemath) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 05:17 pm: Edit

Okay, I don't think the math curve will be as generous as some people think. Maybe 1 wrong and still an 800, but talks of 2-3 wrong in math still being an 800 is crazy. I took them in October this year, got -3 off my raw score, which equated to a 750. Therefore, I doubt this test would have a curve much more generous.

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 05:20 pm: Edit

Verbal I am okay with. What about one regular math wrong and one QC wrong? whats my math score most likely???

By Songster87 (Songster87) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 06:22 pm: Edit

Osnapjew... you probably got lower 700s for math (740ish) and upper 700s for verbal (790ish). I would expect your total score to be lower 1500s.

But don't count your chicks before they hatch... Even the best of us are liable to make the silliest mistake on level 2/3 analogy or math questions and not discover it until we get our scores back.

By Songster87 (Songster87) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit

Ilovemath, the october curve was supposedly brutal. I heard -1 was already a 780 (ONLY time I've ever seen that happen). I would assume that the math was one of the easiest ones ever (which is actually detrimental to the best test takers because there is absolutely zero margin for error).

I would say this math section was tricky if nothing else. The most generous math curve in 10RS has been -2 raw = 800, -3 raw = 780. I have a feeling that this curve will be *almost* as generous but just not quite (10 points less generous). Hence, my guess for the math curve.

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 07:29 pm: Edit

Hey, what did I get if I think I missed 1 multiple choice math and 1 QC math?

By Scion (Scion) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 07:41 pm: Edit

hey guys, i took the jan sat, and even though i got a raw score of 42, i still a 620, which aint that great, but better than the 600 thats supposed to correlate w/ a 42.

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 07:45 pm: Edit

What if I think I missed 1 multiple choice math and 1 QC math?

By Modestmouse (Modestmouse) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 09:22 pm: Edit

I'm not sure Ty. But on my last test(Oct), I had 3 wrong(I believe they were two reg. math and one grid in, since I own the QCs) and I got a 740. Math curve can be erratic. If you paced yourself and weren't careless, I'd say you're safely over the 700 mark. I'm getting apprehensive over my score now... I'm not sure if it was perfect... Man. I hate this website, I keep second guessing all of my choices now. I actually had a dream about the roman numerals passage!

By Tkdgal (Tkdgal) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 10:58 pm: Edit

Ok. Can you predict if I:

Missed one fill in, one QC, and 2 MC on math

3-4 verbal

By Osnapjew (Osnapjew) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 10:41 am: Edit

tkdgal, my guess

760verbal, 700 math

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 07:56 pm: Edit

Thanks Pollie. I AM TRIPPING OUT!!!!!!!!!! I THINK I ONLY MISSED 2 ON MATH!!!!!!!! but i am so nervous whether the curve will be MEGA EVIL and give me a 740 or 750 or actually help me out and pull me a 790 or 780. Theres no way its gonna be an 800. -2 on math is just too many errors. i just pray that my verbal goes over 700. u think that -8 verbal is still in the 700s?

By Haithman (Haithman) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 08:08 pm: Edit

2 on math and a 740 or 750? Uhh I dont think collegeboard will be that evil! Lol but I think 2 on math will give you a 770 or 780.
-8 Verbal I say will be around 710.
Good Luck!

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 09:01 pm: Edit

Hey thanks Haithman, you too!!!!!!!!

By Modestmouse (Modestmouse) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:07 pm: Edit

Don't trip out too much Ty. I think you're gonna own that test. I'm just afraid that I wont hit 1600 because of careless mistakes. My parents will NOT let me retake if I hit like 1550...

By Glory (Glory) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 08:42 pm: Edit

modestmouse..i know how that is. its weird b/c normal parents would loove to have their kids retake to strive for that 1600...but gah, my parents so stubborn, they just say..this is it. (no pressure raight.)

By Haithman (Haithman) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 09:11 pm: Edit

Adidasty are you currently a sophomore? I am too and plan to take the SAT in June and never worry about it again. I really hope they are generous so you can get that all elusive 1500! You are really close I say.

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 04:22 pm: Edit

haithman, I HOPE I CAN PULL IT! lol, i am SO nervous. yeah i am a sophomore im taking SAT 2's in June in World History, Math IIC, and Biology M. lets just hope the curve is generous for this march test AND for the june tests. lol, good luck

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:12 pm: Edit

About the october 2003 curve, I got 1 wrong on math (not a grid in) and got an 800, not a 780 like somone said the curve was above.
For verbal, I got 2 wrong and got an 800.
I thought the Oct curve was pretty generous.
~Kiwi

By Smartaleck123 (Smartaleck123) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 06:23 pm: Edit

What is the worst and best possible score for

Verbal: 8 Wrong 2 Omit

Math: 3 Wrong 0 Omit


Thank you!!!

By Haithman (Haithman) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 07:48 pm: Edit

690 Verbal 760 Math

By Smartaleck123 (Smartaleck123) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 11:52 pm: Edit

Is the 690 Verbal 760 Math in response to my question? (Also, what could be the lowest that could turn out to with a really nasty scale or something...What could be the best possible score with a good scale?) Thanks, appreciate it

By Haithman (Haithman) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

Yup that was for you Smart.
Worst case scenario... 680V 750M
Best case scenario.... 690V 770M
But this is all speculative so dont take what I say too seriously.

By Smartaleck123 (Smartaleck123) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 01:17 pm: Edit

Thanks man! By the way, how do you speculate scores, since you can't really tell what the curve/scale may turn out to be

By Haithman (Haithman) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 01:28 pm: Edit

I know all Smart! (Evil Laugh)
Lol j/k. No basically I can tell from reading people's posts (the one with close to 800 posts..yea i read it all..) and the difficulty of problems you can ASSUME what the scale will be. Now remember the best we can do is ASSUME but I think my scenario's for you will be awfully close, but if they are not please do not kill me....lol
Good Luck!

By Smartaleck123 (Smartaleck123) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 01:42 pm: Edit

LoL thanks Haithman... I'll let you know if you were close or not... But when i told you 8 wrong, 2 omit for Verbal, and 3 wrong, 0 omit for math... those were kind of just guesses... Math i'm pretty sure I did NO worse than 3 wrong... Verbal i really have no clue. I thought that the verbal section was much harder than math. Math I'm pretty confident my score was at least 750, hopefully higher than that

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:50 pm: Edit

w00t! Only 2 days left until scores!

By Smartaleck123 (Smartaleck123) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:53 pm: Edit

Yeah, two days.. thats crazy. By the way, does any1 know exactly how you check scores on CollegeBoard.com? I know you go to SAT Status or something under "My Organizer"... but how do the scores come up? And do they give you the breakdown, like 700 V, 750 M or something, or do they just give you the 1450 total? Thanks

By Rmac43 (Rmac43) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:57 pm: Edit

Haithman...why do you know all of this?

You have never taken the SAT, yet you know all of the possible curves, why? I asked the same question earlier regarding Math 2c.

Just wondering...

By Jens (Jens) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 06:05 pm: Edit

smartaleck- there will be a red bold line saying that your scores are here or somethin like that. They give you the breakdown & percentile.

By Smartaleck123 (Smartaleck123) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 06:10 pm: Edit

Thank you! LoL I can't believe there are only two days though. It's crazy. I don't know if I'm ready to find out my scores yet. LoL anyways I won't even be home... I'm looking at schools this week - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday i think... might have to wait until Saturday to get scores online.

By Modestmouse (Modestmouse) on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 12:08 am: Edit

Hey Glory. Yah. The parents are being weird. They keep telling me that SAT IIs and APs(Ah... I'm going crazy over those right now! NO TIME) matter more. And I'm like yeah, duh. Meh. W/e. I'm just hoping I did hit 1550 so this SAT I nonsense will all be over. I'm going to ceremonially burn my 10 Reals book on Thurs. at about 5:10 pm. Lol. I think I need to relax or something before I have a nervous breakdown, lol. Nah... I can go a couple more days without sleep.


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