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SAT concordance table - compare old and new SAT scores


Replies to: SAT concordance table - compare old and new SAT scores

  • payn4wardpayn4ward Registered User Posts: 2,790 Senior Member
    @Ynotgo The "hard stuff" is scoring 800s in 6 different subject tests and getting all 5's in 16 AP exams which some kids seem to be subjecting themselves to.
  • candjsdadcandjsdad Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    The flattening of the curve doesn't negatively impact anyone. The whole thing is relative. There is still a top 1% and they still represent . . . well, the top 1%, just like they used to. The only difference is that under the old 1600 scores that top 1% was spread from 1500-1600, now it is spread from 1530-1600. That is still more differentiation than anyone needs. And yes, my kids just spent this last week doing two AP exams and three SAT subject tests. That gives schools even more differentiation points. Even at that, schools know that scores and grades are only part of the picture.
  • AgentninetynineAgentninetynine Registered User Posts: 1,553 Senior Member
    @suzyQ7 - Can you explain what you mean by granular?
  • mmk2015mmk2015 Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    So you're saying 1600 after 5 tries is not the same as 1600 after 1 try?
  • MatzoBallMatzoBall Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    Especially with superscoring, @mmk2015 .
  • SkyepopSkyepop Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    Pardon my slowness on this topic, but when will we be able to see percentiles to match with percentiles on the old score and then see where students really line up, or will that not happen before the class of 2017 has applied to and chosen colleges? Am I missing something other than understanding of this convoluted process?
  • candjsdadcandjsdad Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    @Skyepop The "user" percentiles that the College Board includes on the reports are the percentiles you are looking for. They haven't released a chart, but if you want to start a thread we could try to fill in a chart, at least at the upper ranges. It would look something like this:

    Total Score / 1550 / 99th
    ERW / 750 / 99th
    M / 800 / 99th
    Reading / 36 / 95th
    Writing / 39 / 99th
    Math / 40 / 99th

    To get the Reading, Writing, and Math scores you have to click where it says "Show Details."
  • lovesmathlovesmath Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    I'll add my scores here.

    Total score: 1560/99th
    EWR: 760/99th
    M: 800/99th
    Reading: 37/96th
    Writing: 39/99th
    Math: 40/99th
  • penngirlpendingpenngirlpending Registered User Posts: 604 Member
    Darn I thought I did really well. CB's tests are already a handful and now they're stomping on my confidence levels.
  • minnemamaminnemama Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Total Score: 1520/99th
    ERW: 740/98th
    M: 780/98th
    Reading: 37/96th
    Writing: 37/98th
    Math: 39/98th
  • NotVerySmartNotVerySmart Registered User Posts: 1,670 Senior Member
    I shudder to imagine the day when SAT I percentiles look like SAT Math II percentiles and my 730 in writing (old SAT) marks me as semi-literate.
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