I was on the Princeton board and they mentioned that Princeton uses a 1-5 scale for admissions. eg. for SATs, a 5 would be anywhere from 1480-1600
This seems like a bad system. What ever happened to "looking at the whole picture"? Or "scores don't really mean that much?" If everything is on a scale, they weigh the same.
I have very little knowledge of this scaling system, so my opinions may be entirely off. I would appreciate any more information on it.
Lastly, does Yale use this sort of scaling system?