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How to convert SSAT raw scores to scaled scores

liumninaliumnina Posts: 8Registered User New Member
edited December 2006 in Prep School Admissions
I did a SSAT practice test and want to know how's my scores on the scale of 800. But I can't find tables showing score conversion anywhere. How's the raw scores like 60 for the first part convert to scaled scores?
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Replies to: How to convert SSAT raw scores to scaled scores

  • Burb ParentBurb Parent Posts: 2,100Registered User Senior Member
    If someone on this site does not have an answer for you, you can email the people at the SSAT site. They may provide you with the answer. When my son took a practice they helped us. However, it was in August (2005) when it was quiet for them.
  • prepparentprepparent Posts: 1,961Registered User Senior Member
    Not sure of their accuracy but, princeton review (book) has a table that may be able to answer your question.
  • prettyckittyprettyckitty Posts: 1,363Registered User Senior Member
    Do you mean you got a sixty out of sixty on the verbal?
  • liumninaliumnina Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    no, I got a teeny tiny 44 out of 60 in verbal. I still have problem with vocab.
    and I got 32 in reading. So what are these supposed to be in scaled scores?
    I don't have that Princeton Review for SSAT, so if you have one, please put it on or just tell me my scaled scores and what my percentile would be like.
    that would help a lot... ^&^
  • prepparentprepparent Posts: 1,961Registered User Senior Member
    lumnina, my recollection tells me that PR says that getting 42 correct out of 60 will give you a score in the 90 plus percentile. I believe this was for current 8th graders applying for 9th grade.
  • prettyckittyprettyckitty Posts: 1,363Registered User Senior Member
    "getting 42 correct out of 60 will give you a score in the 90 plus percentile". According to the Princeton Review, it says that 42 as a score out of 60 puts you in the 77th percentile for eighth grade females, 73rd for eighth grade males, and mid to low sixties for other grades.

    Your scores (I just used the chart I use, which is eighth grade females; males is very close, and higher grade are somewhat lower percentiles). I assumed that 42 and 32 were your scores including the deductions for wrong answers.
    Verbal: 80th
    Reading: 75th
    What did yoy get on the quantatative?
  • prepparentprepparent Posts: 1,961Registered User Senior Member
    pckitty, i understood is as getting 72% correct gives you a 92 score. I'll have to recheck it. Thanks
  • prepparentprepparent Posts: 1,961Registered User Senior Member
    pckitty, This comes from Princeton Review book ISEE/SSAT 2007 edition. Page 220........"Here's an example: An eighth -grade girl takes the Upper Level test. She does better than 92 percent of all eighth graders on the Verbal section. How many questions do you think she got right out of 60? 55 questions? 50 questions? Nope. Not Even close. She got only 43 verbal questions right. She's in the top 8 percent of students!"
  • prettyckittyprettyckitty Posts: 1,363Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, I read that. I don't know if that was because of a particular year, but in the section where they have the conversion charts (page 159), their numbers say that 42 out of 60 in the verbal is the 77th percentile. That's confusing, though I'm inclined to rely on the charts, since that was an example.
  • prepparentprepparent Posts: 1,961Registered User Senior Member
    pckitty, the chart speaks to only the number of questions you need to attempt to get that percentile. That's weird, I guess to get a 92 you need to attempt to answer 52 questions. Hmm that crazy, check it out though, that number we are referring to is not the number of correct answers its the number to attempt.
  • prettyckittyprettyckitty Posts: 1,363Registered User Senior Member
    Oh, I see now, prepparent. That's very confusing, don't you think? Well, I'm glad I've taken it already. It was very confusing to prepare for it, since every my books all had different scoring practices.
  • liumninaliumnina Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    Ok, what if it's for ninth grader? what percentile it would be to score 45, 50 or 55 out of 60 in verbal, according to the Princeton Review?
    and also in reading, what's the percentile for 30 and 35?
  • prettyckittyprettyckitty Posts: 1,363Registered User Senior Member
    The Princeton Review book only give the number of questions you should answer for a particular percentile. It assumes that you will get some wrong.
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