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# converting scores: old SAT to new SAT

Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
edited April 2005
i recall a discussion about this before, but i'm too lazy to look for it.. and it was a while back, anyways...

logically, i'd assume that multiplying by three halves or vice versa would be how to convert the old scores to the new scale... IE 1400-->2100..

however, I think people were saying this would not be so?

can someone explain this to me quickly, or give me a link to the old post?

ALSO... how many questions wrong, approximately, would a 2100 be? assuming i got 700 on all 3 sections...

thanks
Post edited by valikor2 on

## Replies to: converting scores: old SAT to new SAT

• Registered User Posts: 1,491 Senior Member
multiply your verbal by two i guess?
• Registered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
Use ratios...

old score/1600 = new score/2400
• Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
I read a 2000 = about a 1360-1400
• Registered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
A 2100 = 1400 and 2000 = 1333.333333

Multiplying by 3/2 works I think..
• Registered User Posts: 3,318 Senior Member
what about fatigue...? longer test? more leniency? i hardly think the 1.5x comparison works
• Registered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
Well of course it can't factor that in, and those kinds of things are different for everyone, not to mention hard to measure. So I think I'll leave the conversion at that.
• Registered User Posts: 1,660 Senior Member
Take your old SAT, and add your SAT II Writing score to get the new score.
• Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
to the op: mathematically the 3/2 system or proportional system or etc works perfectly...
that is not what people mean when they say it does not equate--they believe that a score, converted proportionally, will be better than it used to be
for example, according to this belief a 2100 is better than an old 1400, and a 2200 is close to the "new 1500," according to speculation on these forums
this deflation is an attempt to account for the added section, fatigue, etc.

to compare scores and verify this you will have to wait for the official curve, and use that
• Registered User Posts: 2,021 Senior Member
use a ratio
old score/1600 = new score/2400
it would be inaccurate, however, because it doesn't factor the new section...you could either be really good or really bad at writing...it would be like saying everybody who gets a 1500 on their SAT has 750 verbal and 750 math. This is simply not true, therefore, you cannot convert it.
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