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# converting scores: old SAT to new SAT

Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
edited April 2005
i recall a discussion about this before, but i'm too lazy to look for it.. and it was a while back, anyways...

logically, i'd assume that multiplying by three halves or vice versa would be how to convert the old scores to the new scale... IE 1400-->2100..

however, I think people were saying this would not be so?

can someone explain this to me quickly, or give me a link to the old post?

ALSO... how many questions wrong, approximately, would a 2100 be? assuming i got 700 on all 3 sections...

thanks
Post edited by valikor2 on

## Replies to: converting scores: old SAT to new SAT

• Registered User Posts: 1,491 Senior Member
multiply your verbal by two i guess?
• Registered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
Use ratios...

old score/1600 = new score/2400
• Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
• Registered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
A 2100 = 1400 and 2000 = 1333.333333

Multiplying by 3/2 works I think..
• Registered User Posts: 3,318 Senior Member
what about fatigue...? longer test? more leniency? i hardly think the 1.5x comparison works
• Registered User Posts: 286 Junior Member
Well of course it can't factor that in, and those kinds of things are different for everyone, not to mention hard to measure. So I think I'll leave the conversion at that.
• Registered User Posts: 1,660 Senior Member