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converting scores: old SAT to new SAT

valikor2valikor2 Posts: 285Registered User Junior Member
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...

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Replies to: converting scores: old SAT to new SAT

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

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

    Multiplying by 3/2 works I think..
  • cujoe169cujoe169 Posts: 3,318Registered User Senior Member
    what about fatigue...? longer test? more leniency? i hardly think the 1.5x comparison works
  • billyumbillyum Posts: 286Registered User 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.
  • towerpumpkintowerpumpkin Posts: 1,660Registered User Senior Member
    Take your old SAT, and add your SAT II Writing score to get the new score.
  • doctorrobertdoctorrobert Posts: 163Registered User 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
  • JyankeesSS2JyankeesSS2 Posts: 2,021Registered User 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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