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.
ZombieDantePosts: 3,891Registered UserSenior 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?
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.
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?
Replies to: Can you get 1 wrong and still get a perfect SAT math score?
Are those MM/YEAR or MM/DATE?
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.