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SAT Score delayed!!!


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  • testadvicetestadvice Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    @minio123 -- Absolutely! The College Board is taking the kind of arbitrary action that organizations engage in when they have a monopoly and people have nowhere else to go. The problem is that people do have another place to go and that's why CB is now only the second most popular exam in America. Instead of paying the head of their organization a $1.5 million salary, they could have taken the steps needed to prevent this from happening. It's not important enough to do that, but it's important enough to deprive students of their test scores for a length of time that could adversely affect their chances to get into college.
  • jindaltanyajindaltanya Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    I contacted the CB.
    They told me my result is delayed because they haven't even checked my answer sheet till now.
    It would take 5-7 working days for result to be out.
  • derache123derache123 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    edited October 2014
    One of my friends found this method to get your CR and math scores (no writing though):


    Seems to work, but I'm not sure exactly how accurate it is. Better than nothing though.
  • BobSchaeffBobSchaeff Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    The Washington Post is now covering the story.


    Please share any additional information you may come across
  • fqyeveeefqyeveee Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I'm a Chinese test taker. I took the test in Nepal. It's already weird for me to go there for the test(no offence), since most Chinese students would choose HK, Macau, Taiwan or somewhere nearer. But this Oct. test already influenced us a lot before the delay occured. Asia World Expo, where we usually took SAT in HK, had some events so the test there was put off till 25th. In order not to affect our application, most of the Chinese test takers like me, had to choose another country and paid much more for the test, as you can imagine. Though it's centainly nothing to do with CB, I only felt worse after my score got delayed.

    There are just no such reasons for CB to do that! Most of us are innocent. And, to be honest, it's really the first time for me to hear that someone could really get the REAL test materials ahead of time. Of course I knew this kind of thing happened before, and I've heard about it a lot that someone RICH enough in China paid like 20,000 RMB or more for such materials. BUT, most turned out to be fake!! And as for the "organizations" mentioned in many news reports, I'd say most of them just used old test materials to help students study for the test.

    And such situations occured only because of CB's own problems!! How could test materials be reached? Isn't it because of CB's own leak in security? Or isn't it due to the fact that CB often reused old test materials, and gave the chance for such "organizations" to guess?? And don't you think it's just idiot for CB to make the whole Aisa use the same paper for one test?! Seems like CB simply doesn't understand what time zones mean!! Some cheating tricks appear just because of that! For instance, when test in Korea is over, the test in Dubai maybe hasn't started. CB can't simply blame the test takers but ignore the problems within its FAIR test systems!

    I'm already lucky, since I decided not to apply for EA/ED long ago. But I don't see the point why CB held all of our scores. It's the first time for me to take SAT in Oct. and to tell you the truth, in the test center of Nepal where I took the test, there were only no more than 20 Chinese students among a total of about 300(see how few of us went there to take the test...). And during the test, nobody got reported by the supervisors due to cheating or sth. else, at least in my room. You know what, there were at most 5 supervisors in the room at the same time, and there were only 50 students in one room! How could anyone cheated under such circumstances? Probably someone brave enough. So really don't think students as someone with superpower and could do anything during the test. MOST ARE INNOCENT!!!

    And I really want to ask, how could you know if someone really cheated just judging from his or her scores or LOCATION?! Is CB psychic??

    Sorry for so many complaints...I'm just extremely angry about what is written in the news: "Tom Ewing, a spokesman for the Educational Testing Service, said scores were being withheld based on the nations where students lived, not where they took the exam."

    WHERE THEY LIVED. Tell me it's not racist? I don't believe it.
  • collegedreams11collegedreams11 Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    This whole situation just goes on to prove one more time how incredibly flawed CB's practices are. Instead of taking the necessary measures beforehand, they chose to create this mess for so many innocent students.

    How exactly are they going to find out who cheated or not now that the testing is already done?

    After reading and hearing so many stories about people who cheated on the SAT, I can't help but wonder if CB is oblivious to these facts? Do they know how easy it is to break their rules (especially in a foreign country)? Do they really trust ALL the proctors they hire?
    I feel that they do not put too much effort into making sure that the process is handled well, especially in countries so far away.

    Why are they choosing to address these issues so late ?

    I wish that colleges would realize that when they are reviewing someones scores they might be looking at a complete lie.

    I wish that more colleges would realize that CB is not so holly and its practices are far from being transparent and fair to all students.
  • CamelDudeCamelDude Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    About the method, have any try it out and find their scores. Well, I think my score is kind of too low and is not really possible. Well, have anyone check it out? And have anyone think the method is accurate because I am worry that the delay can even mess up the scores too.
  • User405User405 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Hey there

    I am from Sri Lanka. I have taken the A levels offered by Edexcel UK and I know how very different these tests are administered from that of the SAT.

    Edexcel papers also reuse aspects of questions of the past but this is simply unpredictable and is done to encourage past paper discussions so that knowledge obtained from pastpaper discussion would actually help to increase scores.

    Also the timing of exams were very much differently designed. Unlike the SAT which has the standard 8 am on a saturday morning thing. For example I took some papers on 2:00 pm local time...people in UK took the same exam at 9:30 am their time and a friend in Texas took them on 1:30 am his local time.

    I'm not very well aware of how to cheat on the SAT by exploiting time difference but what I'm aware is how easy it is to cheat on a testing center.
    For example:

    1. You must have noticed that the sections on the SAT aren't the same for all the SAT test booklets in a test centre. It's just jumbled so that if you are taking a maths section, the person next to you might be taking the reading section. So you could exploit this. You could memorise the answers you gridded in (or the last 5 hardest ones) and then duriing the break you could have these types of convos with your friend (in the toilet area or something)

    Amy : Hey buddy!!... was the last section for a reading one having a passage on sky scrapers?
    Bill : Nope. Not that one. I had a maths section...I think that would come for me later.
    Amy : ah! Just remember the the last few answers are A, B , D, D , C, D, A backwards for the skyscraper passage okay?
    Bill : Thanks!

    Convo that could have happened in the next break:

    Bill : How did it go?
    Amy : It went bad, The maths question about the group thingy....how do you do that?!
    Bill : UH..the answer was D!
    Amy: Thanks..I'll grid it in

    2. If you want to take the cheating to the extreme, Then after finishing a reading section...store all the answers on your calculator (the supervisors get confused whether your allowed to use a CAL or not cause different students work on different types of section at the same time (your friend might be doing a reading section when you're doing maths and viceversa). Then later during the break exchange your calculator with a friend saying "answers on list A are the answers for the maths section having that species graph thing".

    So you could easily take your friend's answers are compare them with yours during the test.

    So you see, cheating in the SAT is so easy! Like heck!

    Am only saying this to give an impression of how easy it was to cheat at my test centre. I am morally sound to keep away from cheating anyway.

  • User405User405 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    edited October 2014

    That method doesn't work for me.

    It just says "Your projected or actual SAT scores were not available for this search." in "Academic Selectivity"
  • CamelDudeCamelDude Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Also, isn't that the tests are slightly different from every book (the order of question and question order)? It is how intriguing that there are hackers somehow manage to hack and to leak the intel. Seriously, Collegeboard needs to be more careful on the accuracy of their material. Last time, I could not take my Ap Chinese due to CD malfunction, not to mention, TWICE in a row.
  • agentofshieldsagentofshields Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    im am indian, and I've not yet received my subject test scores. i also wrote in october. waiting desperately for them to come so I can go ahead with my ea
  • Melly235Melly235 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I took SAT subject tests in Oct too.. haven't got my scores yet :(
  • User405User405 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    Okay guys. For students who took the October 2014 SATY international paper you will be amazed to see that most sections were just a repeat of the December 2013 US version. The real surprise is, however, that some people and websites actually forecasted this. So there were plenty of space for international candidates to cheat.
    Quotes from the December 2013 SAT thread : http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/1573341-december-2013-sat-thread.html

    (if you took the Oct 2014 international test then just have a read through this – it’s really familiar) :

    Post #51 : Who had math experimental? I believe the first math section was the experimental one, the one with the question about "mole" (chemistry unit) and the inequality graph. Can anybody confirm?
    Post #52 : @santaman did you have a math question that was like how many ways can 3,5,2 add up to 12?
    63 : I think the chem is ex because I didn't get that one, but was the 2.3.5 that add up to 12 only that section then? Or is that question in the real section
    65 : In the reading about oral records & memory, there was one question about "what is the function of the questions in the second to last paragraph?"
    What did you guys choose?
    78 : what was the answers to the following:
    the circle with an inner shaded circle and it asked for the area of the shaded part

    the one where it was like if y is directly proportional to the sqrt(x) and y is inversely proportional to z then what is the relationship between x and z.

    Lastly the one where there was a sequence that started 5 and 7 and the numbers after would be the sum of the last 2, what fraction of numbers less than 3000 are odd

    99 : For the inversely porpotional is it inversely portion all to the square of x, the square root of x, or x2? I got just to the square of x
    100 : @DonCorleone37 I had reading comps about fishing, meteorites, dying languages, and children using computers

    i forget the others...but definite not about a duck or whatever
    107 : @dmj sorry i was thinking of one of the grid-in questions for 986 one. It was asking the the largest 3-digit number that the sum of its digits are prime

    133 : It was disappointing cuz he noticed all the imperfections of the garden and then he got on a bus home, btw for that one question did you guys put the terse sentences underscores ____

    146 : @theging i got the one about fishing so no, it was not experimental.

    149 : It was his terse tone undersscored his abruptness. You can look it up if you want. In no way was there any hint at professionalism in that passage.
    For the gemstones I think i had no error
    150 : @ilovedianaagron
    I got something abruptness too
    I think it was choice e

    And when for the comparing passages about computer programming
    What did you gets get for passage 1 in comparison to passage 2
    157 : what question had to deal with laud?? i dont remember putting it..and did anyone put the ver
    word for the question about the guy who was saying stuff that was a total fabrication?
    158 : @hellogloria I said that the first supported, teh second didn't if there was an answer like that...

    also for the same passage, what happened at the end? was it outlining solutions for deficits in education or drawing conclusions from prior experience?

    166 : What did you guys get on the passage 1 vs passage 2 about computer programming, the question about how author of passage 1 would feel about author 2's viewpoints. I put overly cautious
    179 : Does anyone remember the percentages for the math question
    Like female employers were 8 out of 24
    Then it was half as more
    So how many males employers decreased ?
    201 : For one of the last math questions in one of the math sections (i forgot which one) did anyone put p(1-x/100)(1-y/100)????
    207 : For the essay, I said womens rigts as Americe changed their mind on that and amenments 18 and 21 as alcohol was changing illegeal status a lot. And I said we should change to reflect what is really inside us. But I'm in 8th grade, so you might not want to take my word for that. I had p(1-x/100)(1-y/100)...and 1/8 for the shaded triangles of the rectangles.

    SO the rumours were true. Dec 2013 was repeated!
    But the Essay section was original.
  • jindaltanyajindaltanya Registered User Posts: 187 Junior Member
    I dont think that the method is accurate.
    The scores are too low.
  • HuntHunt Registered User Posts: 26,917 Senior Member
    It appears that it is the same issue that got the test in Korea cancelled last year: the belief that exam prep organizations in Korea (and now China) obtained copies of the test in advance. That's why the delays are based on where the student lived--the focus is on improper test prep, not on irregularities at the test site. It would obviously be a huge advantage to obtain the actual test in advance, because you could memorize answers. That would have a much bigger impact (in my opinion) than discussing answers at the break, or even e-mailing questions to people in another time zone.

    While I question the practice of reusing recent tests by College Board, these are tests that have not been publicly released, and those using them know that they are stolen. They are the ones who are most to blame for this.
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