Math IIC: 41 raw=800????

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: June 2004 Archive: Math IIC: 41 raw=800????
 By Frogman9595 (Frogman9595) on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit

Anyone who's gotten their scores back want to weigh in on whether they think this is possible?? Still no scores for me . Anyone with 790s want to share what they think their miss/omit was?

 By Bacchanalian (Bacchanalian) on Sunday, June 20, 2004 - 11:59 pm: Edit

I omitted six and got a 790. I'm guessing I missed 2-3 questions, which should have given me a raw score of 40 to 41. And yes I'm bitter about coming one question away from an 800.

 By Gxing (Gxing) on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit

From what I heard, Barron's practice tests for the Math IIC is a lot more difficult than the real IIC. Taking this into account and considering the generous curve, what's the minimum raw score I need on Barron's for an 800??

 By Yumpop (Yumpop) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:29 am: Edit

I got a 36 on the 1st practice test i took in Barron's... I totally ran out of time and didn get to finish!! But on the real thing, scored 800.

 By Jaug1 (Jaug1) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:48 am: Edit

Alright. Question. I took the May IIC test...omitted 2..maybe got 3 or 4 wrong (haven't gotten the score sheet), and got a 770. Does that make sense to you guys?

For background, I just finished AP Calc BC with around a 99% average along with what I am predicting to be a 5 on the AP.

 By Kenenisa (Kenenisa) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit

Each test is different. Some tests turn out harder than others. They scale the grades based on percentiles, so you never know how many it's going to take to get an 800. Your test might've been an easier test.

 By Anxious_Mom (Anxious_Mom) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 01:14 am: Edit

The Collegeboard uses a system called "equating" - a statistical method that allows them to scale the raw score and take into account the "difficulty" of a specific test. Because of that, questions on different versions of the test are not worth equal points - thus 1 wrong on a particular test may equal a score of 800, 790 or perhaps even as low as 770. The only way to make sure that one would get an 800 is all questions answered and none wrong, however an 800 may not necessarily mean a perfect score either.

I've also seen unusual circumstances occur. For example, I saw where a question was poorly worded and dropped from the test - if it also happened to be ranked a "hard" question by CB, then by dropping the question the test became "easier" and stiffer "equating" was applied - thus only 1 question wrong equalled a 770.

 By Jsknicks (Jsknicks) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 10:17 am: Edit

My friend took May's Math IIC and got 44 raw for a 790. Now I'm almost certain that I got a 43 raw on the June test for a 780. I think that they've changed the scale from a 43 equaling 800 to a 45=800. Bad luck for us.

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 11:18 am: Edit

I got a 40 raw average on Barrons Practice tests and got a 710 on the real

 By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 04:47 pm: Edit

On June's IIC i got a raw of 44 and got 800...sooo....
(44 raw...i know...bad test day for me)

 By Smkumar0 (Smkumar0) on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 04:58 pm: Edit

Hey guys, I'm new. I'm wondering if when you get the SAT II score report, will they show us what we got wrong and stuff on the Math test?

 By Studyguy346 (Studyguy346) on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 04:07 pm: Edit

mine didn't.. I couldn't find any stats except my score and percentile. I didn't even see my raw score.