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Are Princeton Review practice test generally harder than the Real SAT ?

futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
Are the also harder than the practice tests from other SAT prep books. I took a barrons practice test I scored 1470-1540. I took a kaplan practice test and I scored in a similar range. When I took the Pr tests I scored a 1210 smfh!!! I was so annoyed. Are the pr test harder?
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Replies to: Are Princeton Review practice test generally harder than the Real SAT ?

  • ny momny mom Posts: 187Registered User Junior Member
    Well, daughter is in PR prep course now and has taken 2 of their tests administered at their testing site. She has improved, BUT is still lower (basically) then where she official is at! I also googled the same and posted a few days ago on this very topic and was told that she should take one in CB BB and see how her score is.

    We get results of test #3 on Tues!
  • soadquake981soadquake981 Posts: 1,574Registered User Senior Member
    That's odd... I always thought of Barron's tests as much more difficult than the real test (and the PR tests).
  • futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    lol not for me i scored 250-300 points higher on the barrons test
  • futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    This situation has me so ****ed off. Since I've taken practice test and I
    ve score in high 1400s to low 1500s and now I took a pr test and I scored a 1210, I really dont know where I stand.
  • college92college92 Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    DEFINITELY NOT.
    PR is the same. Barron's is more difficult than both. I don't want you to be ill-informed during the test and be shocked about the difficulty.
  • futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    Then why did I score significantly higher on the Barron's Sat practice test?
  • college92college92 Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    wait, post your scores by section. (cr, math, writing)

    Barrons scores and PR scores.
  • futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    barron's sat scores
    math: 400
    CR: 500
    writing:640


    PR sat scores

    math: 390
    CR: 420
    Writing: 400
  • college92college92 Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    hold on let me compare my barrons and PR scoring from the books.
  • college92college92 Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    How many right did you get on the barrons writing compared to the number right in the PR. I'm looking at their Scoring conversion charts, and it is significantly different.
  • futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    I got 23 right on the Pr writing and 37 correct on the barrons.
  • college92college92 Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    sorry, is that your raw score? If not tell me your raw score (1 for every right, -1/4 for every wrong)
  • futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    my raw score for the writing on the barron's was a 34 and on the pr it was a 15.
  • college92college92 Posts: 63Registered User Junior Member
    Actually, I cant figure it out. I don't think there is an issue with the scoring (well a slight variation, but nothing great.) Maybe it was a one time thing, try both again and see how it goes. Barron's is usually regarded as the toughest among the prep books (Kaplan, Princeton,BB) and Princeton tends to be easier, or similar to the real SAT.
    Sorry, I couldn't get you a clear answer.
  • futuresuccessfuturesuccess Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    Well I did to the Barron's SAT practice test from the Barron's SAT 2400 cd-rom. Is that valid? Btw what was ur SAT score? just wondering
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