Add your scores together and divide by four. Round to the nearest whole number. For example, if someone got a 33, 33, 34, 34, his score would be a 34 (33.5 rounds to 34).
I can't remember the odds, but it is actually harder to get a 2400 on the SAT, something like 1 in 10,000 people for the SAT and like 1 in 2,000 or 5,000 for the ACT. You can have 36,36,35,35. Or 36,35,34,36, or something like that to make it round up to a 36.
PeytonclinePosts: 2,465Registered UserSenior Member
36,36,35,35... 36,36,34,36... 36,36,36,36... 35,36,36,36 are all 36's
and the curve sometimes, depending on difficulty, could be -1 = 36 (like on the april math section)...... it could also be -1 = 34 (HARSH!! - like the April reading section)
does math have a more generous curve to it, allowing it to get one wrong and still maintain a perfect score? I'm guessing it's not always the case, but is it mostly?
The ACT does not curve like the SAT. If you get one wrong it is automatically a 35. The only way to get a 36 is by getting all of the questions right on that section.
And i actually mean for the higher end.. The higher end of the scores are rounded down...
I remember a couple of months ago I took my first ACT reading practice test and i worked out my score using a proportion (66/75 =x/36), and eventually got a score of 31.68... I was pretty happy with my score till i looked at the conversion table and realized I actually only got a 28...
The English section usually isn't curved very much but sometimes other sections like math have a generous curve...well more generous than normal anyway.
i had the same experience with mcgraw hill's book, but i wouldn't go by that. i just go by what i got, and i dont add or subtract on my practice tests. it tends to only go up a little and not down
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and the curve sometimes, depending on difficulty, could be -1 = 36 (like on the april math section)...... it could also be -1 = 34 (HARSH!! - like the April reading section)
And I am a high schooler, and extremely scared already..
I remember a couple of months ago I took my first ACT reading practice test and i worked out my score using a proportion (66/75 =x/36), and eventually got a score of 31.68... I was pretty happy with my score till i looked at the conversion table and realized I actually only got a 28...