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SAT concordance table - compare old and new SAT scores


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

  • TgirlfriendTgirlfriend Registered User Posts: 510 Member
    I just downloaded this app and put in my S's old SAT score. It showed the exact same score that he made on his PSAT. That is crazy!! Yes, does anyone know if the scores are still going to be posted tomorrow?
  • 3scoutsmom3scoutsmom Registered User Posts: 5,144 Senior Member
    I am causally optimistic that the scores will be available tomorrow because the CB actually did manage to get the PSAT10 scores out on the date they promised.
  • YnotgoYnotgo Registered User Posts: 3,818 Senior Member
    For those of you who either don't have the latest iOS installed or want to see what colleges will be looking for for concordance, there are PDFs and spreadsheets at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/educators/higher-ed/scoring-changes/concordance
  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    edited May 2016
    Here is the concordance table from the CB website: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/educators/higher-ed/scoring-changes/concordance


    The endpoints are the same, but the shape of the distribution is very different.
  • YnotgoYnotgo Registered User Posts: 3,818 Senior Member
    @GMTplus7 The College Board played numerous tricks with PSAT percentiles this year. I don't think percentiles coming from the College Board would be at all transparent.

    See the following for details on the games they played, presumably to get more kids who took the 2015 PSAT to thing that the new SAT would be a great test for them.

  • YnotgoYnotgo Registered User Posts: 3,818 Senior Member
    Yes, the 700-800 range on the old SAT Math compresses to 730-800. And, except at the endpoints, you always add 10 to 40 points to the old Math score to get the new Math score. I agree, why do that?
  • phoenixmomof2phoenixmomof2 Registered User Posts: 681 Member
    If CB was waiting for the 2nd round of testing (on Saturday), why not release the scores on Sunday or today? This waiting is ridiculous. We'll then have 1 day to decide what to take on June 4th, if anything at all.
  • mmk2015mmk2015 Registered User Posts: 576 Member
    edited May 2016
    I doubt CB was waiting for this past Saturday's scores to release the Concordance tables today. It's impossible for CB to have received the Scantrons from this past Saturday's test in time to process the scores on Mother's Day Sunday.

    There's definitely a different reason for waiting until today to release the Concordance tables.
  • BlueBlazerBlueBlazer Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    On the "App", after you put in the three subscores from the Old SAT (CR, M, W), it gives you a ERW and Math subscore and a total composite score. It also then has an option to "see an estimate based on Critical Reading and Math only." When you click on this it gives an estimated composite score on the new test, based solely on the CR and M sections of the old test. How is this really possible? Isn't it necessary to know the score on writing component of the old test in order to get a correct correlation on the new test which has writing questions built into the reading section of the new test? The concordance table doesn't support this kind of calculation either from what I can see.
  • candjsdadcandjsdad Registered User Posts: 210 Junior Member
    It looks like these concordance tables are based on studies, just like the PSAT ones were, not on real test scores: "Concordance tables for the redesigned SAT will be based on two concordance studies. The first was
    conducted in December 2014 and focused primarily on concordance tables for the PSAT™10 and
    the PSAT/NMSQT. The second study is scheduled for December 2015 and focuses on concordance tables
    for the redesigned SAT. More information about these studies is included in Appendix A." From page marked 7 in https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/college-board-guide-implementing-redesigned-sat-concordance-installment-3.pdf
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