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Can you get 1 wrong and still get a perfect SAT math score?

asdfkjlasdfkjl Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2011 in SAT Preparation
My question is basically in the title but can you miss one question and still get a perfect on the SAT math section?
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Replies to: Can you get 1 wrong and still get a perfect SAT math score?

  • crazybanditcrazybandit Posts: 1,735Registered User Senior Member
    Probably not--I wouldn't count on it. It's either very rare or impossible. Usually -1 yields 760-780.
  • 11dorisa11dorisa Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    haha sorry, but then it wouldn't be perfect, would it? I feel for you if you end up only missing that one though, it's rough to be that close to a perfect and not wind up with one.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    -1 has not yielded 800 in a long time and, in fact, recently has yielded quite a bit lower.
  • HarambeeHarambee Posts: 2,604Registered User Senior Member
    I concur with the other posters. -1 will very rarely yield an 800.
  • MirindaMirinda Posts: 134- Junior Member
    I agree, but if your mistake is in the grid-ins, you can have some hope.
  • MikethechimpMikethechimp Posts: 327Registered User Member
    ^It's still -1.
  • frankeinsteinzfrankeinsteinz Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    10/06, 05/09 and 01/06 => -1 = 800
  • kk415kkkk415kk Posts: 81Registered User Junior Member
    @frankeinsteinz
    Are those MM/YEAR or MM/DATE?
  • frankeinsteinzfrankeinsteinz Posts: 97Registered User Junior Member
    year I think
  • moneypmoneyp Posts: 565Registered User Member
    probably no
  • treatingtreating Posts: 140Registered User Junior Member
    wow, this makes me cry..
  • indianguy94indianguy94 Posts: 439Registered User Member
    damn my sis got 800 math and 800 writing... ****
  • cortana431cortana431 Posts: 5,015- Senior Member
    Very rarely is -1 an 800 for math. Most of the time it is 780-790
  • ZombieDanteZombieDante Posts: 3,857Registered User Senior Member
    Wait I thought they only took off .25 of a point for a wrong answer and if it is .5 or .75 they round up....so in theory couldn't you miss two questions?
  • IceQubeIceQube Posts: 3,184Registered User Senior Member
    That's what I thought too all this summer, and as a result, my SAT scores were inflated by about 300 points (100 points each section).

    Look below for a simplification of the convoluted SAT grading scheme:

    Answer 1 multiple-choice question incorrectly: subtract 1.25 points from the total number of raw points possible in the section
    Why? Remember the guessing penalty? If you left the question blank, you only lose 1 point. Since you answered the question, and got it wrong, you get an additional 0.25 points knocked off.

    In other words, by not answering the question correctly, you have robbed yourself of one possible raw point. By answering it incorrectly, you lose another 0.25 points.

    Leave 1 multiple-choice question blank: subtract 1 point.


    Answer grid-in question incorrectly or leave a grid-in blank: subtract 1 point.

    Raw scores:

    Round a raw score ending in .5 or .75 up to the nearest whole number. Round a raw score ending in .25 down.
    Wait I thought they only took off .25 of a point for a wrong answer and if it is .5 or .75 they round up....so in theory couldn't you miss two questions?
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