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 04-01-2005, 08:19 PM #1 Junior Member   Join Date: Mar 2005 Location: Cleveland OH Posts: 279 converting scores: old SAT to new SAT 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 Reply
 04-01-2005, 08:24 PM #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: North Carolina Posts: 1,455 multiply your verbal by two i guess? Reply
 04-01-2005, 08:31 PM #3 Junior Member   Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 286 Use ratios... old score/1600 = new score/2400 Reply
 04-01-2005, 08:44 PM #4 Senior Member   Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: Flyover Country Posts: 2,997 I read a 2000 = about a 1360-1400 Reply
 04-01-2005, 08:56 PM #5 Junior Member   Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 286 A 2100 = 1400 and 2000 = 1333.333333 Multiplying by 3/2 works I think.. Reply
 04-01-2005, 10:11 PM #6 Senior Member   Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 2,793 what about fatigue...? longer test? more leniency? i hardly think the 1.5x comparison works Reply
 04-01-2005, 10:15 PM #7 Junior Member   Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 286 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. Reply
 04-01-2005, 11:03 PM #8 Senior Member   Join Date: Oct 2004 Posts: 1,592 Take your old SAT, and add your SAT II Writing score to get the new score. Reply
 04-02-2005, 01:07 AM #9 Junior Member   Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 162 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 Reply
 04-02-2005, 04:56 PM #10 Senior Member   Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: Ohio -> University of Pennsylvania Posts: 1,942 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. Reply

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