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Barron's SAT Subject tests scores vs the actual test score

AnnaCrAnnaCr 0 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hi guys!
I'm taking the SAT Subject tests for chemistry, biology and physics on 4th May,
I have till now taken Barron's tests for Biology-M, and I got a 740 and 720 respectively, has me a bit worried, could you guys please tell me how you scored on these tests and then the actual one, I've heard Barron's has them a bit tougher. Also if you could write about your chemistry and physics scores as compared to the tests in books, and for PR as well as the college board's official. Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks A lot!
P.S. please reply quickly, I've got less than a week :(
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  • skompella9892skompella9892 137 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 150 Junior Member
    I strongly recommend taking a College Board practice test for the subject to see what range you are scoring. Usually scoring in the low to mid-700s on Barron's means a high-700 to an 800 on the real test, but it varies among different subject tests. I recommend doing the CB practice test and seeing how you do. Good luck!
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  • SanMegaSanMega 8 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 11 New Member
    Don't worry at all Barron's high 600s even is a good score on some tests. 720 and 740 are good scores on barrons and mean 770+ on the real test.
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 484 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 491 Member
    I don't have data for those tests, but my D took the Barron's and College Board practice tests for Math 2.

    She had a 790 and 3 800s on Barrons, but they were all raw scores of 44.5-46 where a rounded 45 was an 800. On the College Board practice tests, she almost always got 49, and usually a silly mistake. Below the 800 ceiling, 4 raw points would translate to 40 test points.

    So add 40 to your Barron's tests for an SAT test estimate, at least for Math 2. This is consistent with what I've read elsewhere, as well as with the advice above.
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  • sattutsattut 973 replies76 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,049 Senior Member
    The College Board publishes Official Study Guides with 4 real tests for every exam. I would use the official tests for estimating scores.
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  • VickiSoCalVickiSoCal 3352 replies33 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3,385 Senior Member
    Moe importantly why take all three science tests?
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