New SAT: Scoring

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: April 2004 Archive: New SAT: Scoring
 By Jay12602 (Jay12602) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 10:55 pm: Edit

Is it right to assume:

Old SAT score/2 = x

3x = New SAT equivalent?

Example:

1500/2 = 750

750*3 = 2250

So then a 1500 on the old SAT would be the same as a 2250 on the new one...

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 By Simplyloved (Simplyloved) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 11:33 pm: Edit

i would think so
1500/1600= .9375
2250/2400= .9375
hope i was a lil bit helpful

 By Aab123 (Aab123) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 11:36 pm: Edit

id say that's right.

 By Jay12602 (Jay12602) on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 11:52 pm: Edit

I know that's the correct way to calculate it, but do you really think a 2250 will be viewed the same as a 1500 by colleges?

 By Simplyloved (Simplyloved) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 12:29 am: Edit

wouldn't it have to be.. i mean do they have any other choice?

 By Tanman (Tanman) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 12:45 am: Edit

The new SAT is going to have a writing section so you can't realistically convert an old SAT score directly to a new SAT score. The best way:
Old SAT I + Old SAT II Writing = New SAT I

 By Smartdude (Smartdude) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 01:34 pm: Edit

Remember, colleges don't view a score as 1500, they see M-750 V-750. In the future, they'll see three scores.

 By Varr (Varr) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 03:48 pm: Edit

its gonna me

 By Songster87 (Songster87) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 04:10 pm: Edit

Just imagine PSAT scores. What do you consider a good PSAT score?

237+ = elite? Then the new "1600" goal might just be 2370+

230+ = awesome? Then the "1550+" goal might turn into 2300+

220+ = sweet? Then the "1500+" goal might turn into a 2200+

etc. etc. etc.

From the experimental sections, the stuff is definitely getting harder though. They really want to reward the math freaks by raising the upper limit (so to speak, since the large # of 800M's will definitely decrease), and punish the weak in verbal by having less straightforward passages and less emphasis on vocabulary (which used to be the most preppable thing).

So I would not be surprised if the scores fell a little and the new 1500+ was a 2200+ instead of a 2250+.

This is especially considering 3 parts instead of 2 will require more endurance.

But on the flip side, many people tend to do pretty well on the writing section in general. So maybe the scores could rise a little.