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KennyT New Member

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  • Re: SAT concordance table - compare old and new SAT scores

    I do appreciate Vassar's detail. So far, this is the only one I've seen where the new SAT range is higher than the old SAT. However, it is on somewhat lower numbers. With all of these, it's important to use the Concordance table to see what the old SAT was predicted to be in the new SAT. With Vassar, the old SAT range of 2030-2210 was predicted to a 1430-1520 range. The actual scores still came out some 50 points lower than predicted.
  • Re: National Hispanic Recognition Program - Class of 2018

    Nothing in mail in PA. Called the number in the email from this Spring. They were very nice. Looked up D and confirmed she was selected. Said letters were "sent" on Sept 1 but should allow two weeks for delivery :-c
  • Re: SAT concordance table - compare old and new SAT scores

    Because the CDS data is based on 2016-17 applicants/admits, it is not useful for Class of 2017-18. Most of the schools are using the inaccurate concordance predictions, regardless of the fact that they have the actual data. Many keep using last year's data, notwithstanding the availability of current figures. I believe that the fact that the new SAT scores came out much lower than predicted led many schools to play games. Some examples. Chicago still hasn't and won't release its info until 3rd week of semester. Grinnell still has class of 2015 numbers. Wesleyan, Bowdoin, Carleton all play games and really suggest that the scores on the SAT were really the numbers predicted by the Concordance Table. When you compare their numbers with Princeton and Stanford's one would think Princeton and Stanford's middle 50 and medians are significantly below those schools. Moreover, some midwest states were hit hard by the political divide as described by this interesting article. http://kenyoncollegian.com/2017/04/13/political-divide-impacts-class-of-2021-admissions/ . In my view, this has led insecure administrators to try to hide the actual numbers until forced to do so. Having spent far too much time trying to decipher all of this, I am absolutely convinced that the new SAT scores in the 1300-1600 ranges will be significantly lower than the old, as much as 40-80 points.