Improving by 150 points -- cheating?!





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: July 2004 Archive: Improving by 150 points -- cheating?!
By Chrisbo (Chrisbo) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit

My friend told me today that if you re-take the SAT I and improve by over 150 points, the College Board puts you on a list and gives you a call to see if you cheated or not.

Is this true?!

By Jefiner41 (Jefiner41) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 01:13 am: Edit

I seriously doubt it. It's very possible (with a lot of prepping) to improve by over 150 points. I think it's just a rumor.

By Rokurota (Rokurota) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 02:16 am: Edit

I believe "red flagging," as it is known, happens if you improve by 350 points, not 150. But if you didn't cheat, you have nothing to worry about.

By Geoguy (Geoguy) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 02:27 am: Edit

I improved by 150 points on the June SAT 1. No call...yet. lol

By Chidimma (Chidimma) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 12:51 pm: Edit

I improved by 190 points for the June SAT. I am not a cheater. I studied my butt off. :)

By Chidimma (Chidimma) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 12:53 pm: Edit

oh yeah, they haven't called. :)

By Number9 (Number9) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 01:13 pm: Edit

Its 350 by each subject, too. A 350 increase combined in verbal and math wont warrant an investigation, but a 350 increase on both, will.

By Renegade4box (Renegade4box) on Sunday, July 11, 2004 - 10:14 pm: Edit

I improved 230, so no.

By Lilmeariane (Lilmeariane) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:53 pm: Edit

i think its 300+

By Chicago (Chicago) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit

Haha good. I was worried some of my test prep students were going to get calls because they had 300+ increases, but that was overall, not on each section.

By Miniskus (Miniskus) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 04:11 pm: Edit

it's 350 points total.

By Chicago (Chicago) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 02:37 am: Edit

uh oh.

By Rainsparkle (Rainsparkle) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 08:53 am: Edit

yeah.. i thought it was total, not per subject. and i went up 200 and didnt get a call


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