SAT scores...help please





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By Nike1800 (Nike1800) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 12:05 pm: Edit

How likely is it that they make a mistake posting scores? Is it likely that they may have made a mistake in checking the test?

I got a 1480 on the PSAT's and recently got a 1570 on the May 2002 test from 10 Real SAT's.
However, I bombed the SAT's and got a 1340. The thing is, I think i did extremely well (1480-1570-ish). I felt very strong in verbal (790's) and semi strong in math(730). I know i sound pretentious, but i honestly believe 1340 isn't my score.

Also, how do i find the handscoring service.

Thank you for your help.

By Sulskman (Sulskman) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 02:29 pm: Edit

when you get the score report in the mail, it will tell you how to order hand-scoring

By Nike1800 (Nike1800) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 03:05 pm: Edit

thanks for the info....
is it likely that they messed up?

By Tired_Student (Tired_Student) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 03:52 pm: Edit

maybe you filled in the blanks weird and the computer thought you omitted

By Hertish (Hertish) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 04:18 pm: Edit

NIKE1800, i'm in the same boat as u r in..
go to http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/scores/sending/handscore.html
i'm going to order mine when the score report comes

By Sns22022 (Sns22022) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 05:44 pm: Edit

I'm in the same boat also. My math score dropped 100 points from last time, which I don't quite get because there were about 2 problems I didn't know. My verbal ended up going up 40, but my overall score went down 60 POINTS.

It just seems a little skewed to me. I'm very dissapointed because my SAT score the first time was a 1340...NOT what I was expecting. After 3 laborious hours March 27th I only succeeded in getting to 1380. It just kind of sucks:(. Oh well. Now I just have to wait on those ACT scores.

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit

Go for hand scoring! Maybe it was something with your bubbling.

By Nike1800 (Nike1800) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 06:15 pm: Edit

I don't think I made any filling in errors, except for filling in the wrong bubbles. I'd be ticked if that's what happened, which i think might have. How do they grade these and how do they enter the data onto the website?

By Skulkarni1 (Skulkarni1) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 06:15 pm: Edit

maybe u did the scantron wrong?

also, a 1340 isn't bombing!!!!!! that's still a good score! I know ur concern...i know u think it isn't ur best so figure out what you did wrong and retake it...but a 1340 isn't bombing

By Nike1800 (Nike1800) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 09:29 pm: Edit

How do they grade these and how do they enter the data onto the website? Did they make an error? I know i'm being repetitive but i really want to know (as you can see by the number of times i posted here).

By Nike1800 (Nike1800) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 12:32 pm: Edit

bump!

By Flameball63 (Flameball63) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 12:59 pm: Edit

Nike, I know what u mean. On all of my Real SATs, I got at least 1400+, at the last week of the test, I was getting 1450-1520...then, the test comes, and I got a 1340...I hate this.

But, I am not gonna get it hand-scored, because I know where I screwed up(the verbal after the first math section), so..eh. It's my first time taking it. Know exactly what u're feeling.

Good Luck.

By Dannyferizzle (Dannyferizzle) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 04:02 pm: Edit

Just to let you know, the May 2002 SAT test is significantly easier, and curved really nicely...I compared raw scares and there is like a difference of 100 points for same raw scores.

By Chocoman (Chocoman) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 04:16 pm: Edit

If your a Junoir or a Sophomore, don't worry about it.

My PSAT was 1360 (650V, 710 M).

In January I was so confident that I got over a 1400. I would've bet a 100 dollars on it.

I ended up with a 1300 (630 V, 670M). I was pissed and that weekend I bought 40 dollars worth of prep books. I was considering hand scoring. Then I realized... even if I got that 1400 I'd still be taking it again.

You still have 1-2 more SAT's to pwn. Don't worry about the first or second one. Make the last one count.


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