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General Curves

inyczreflexinyczreflex 103 replies39 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
edited August 2010 in SAT Subject Tests Preparation
Is there a place that shows the general curves for different SAT II tests?
edited August 2010
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  • DoubledianDoubledian 234 replies29 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    if you have the real sat book you can look in it
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  • thecomisarthecomisar 2034 replies91 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/sat2/

    Click around a bit and you can find curves to several tests.
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  • inyczreflexinyczreflex 103 replies39 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Those are the actual curves? Because in my Barrons SAT II Chem book the curve is a lot more lenient and it says that the curve mentioned is the general pattern.
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  • thecomisarthecomisar 2034 replies91 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I think the chem curve changed fairly recently... you used to be able to miss ~8 and still get an 800, now it's 4 or 5.
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  • 8888888888888888 4206 replies260 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^
    Really? can anyone confirm that? why do all my practice books say you can miss like 7 or 8... I bought 2007-2008 editions for kaplan, PR, and barrons. Also the one on Sparknotes it's the curve for 80 question test, it's 85
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  • inyczreflexinyczreflex 103 replies39 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Does that mean the test got easier?
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  • thecomisarthecomisar 2034 replies91 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    I asked that too... but no, it did not. This whole exchange was on some thread on here several weeks ago, but I forget what it was called.
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  • ToHarvard-IhopeToHarvard-Ihope 186 replies25 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    The Math II curve is usually very generous with a possibility of a 800 w/ 5 wrong. The US history is even more generous with a possibility of a 800 with close to 9 wrong...
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  • DescarteszDescartesz 1711 replies29 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Raw to Scale Score Conversions from The Official Study Guide for All SAT Subject Tests from the CollegeBoard. These are from the actual Sept. 2005 test tables.

    These will, of course, vary from test period to test period, but are generally good guides.

    Raw Score = (#Correct Answers) - (#Incorrect Answers * .25)

    Test - Total Questions - Min. 800 raw score - Min. 700 raw score - Min. 600 raw score

    USH - 90 - 79 -64 - 45
    World History - 95 - 78 - 61 - 43
    Math I - 50 - 49 - 38 - 28
    Math II - 50 - 44 - 35 - 23
    Biology E - 80 - 77 - 61 - 43
    Biology M - 80 - 77 - 60 - 42
    Chemistry - 85 - 82 - 61 - 41
    Physics - 75 - 59 - 45 - 30
    Chinese w/ Listening - 85 - 80 - 61 - 42
    French - 85 - 75 - 59 - 42
    French w/ Listening - 86 - 75 - 61 - 45
    German - 85 - 83 - 68 - 54
    German w/ Listening - 87 - 87 - 69 - 52
    Italian - 82 - 78 - 64 - 44
    Japanese w/ Listening - 80 - 78 - 66 - 55
    Korean w/ Listening - 80 - 78 - 61 - 45
    Latin - 74 - 66 - 52 - 38
    Modern Hebrew - 85 - 81 - 75 - 65
    Spanish - 85 - 83 - 67 - 55
    Spanish w/ Listening - 85 - 82 - 70 - 57
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  • foo182foo182 96 replies8 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Physics - 75 - 59 - 45 - 30 ??
    lol is this for sure? on spark notes it's like 68 right and 7 wrong for 800.... and in princeton preview (older edition) it's 60... so I like don't get it.. :P
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  • DescarteszDescartesz 1711 replies29 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Confirmed: Physics table is as posted. 16, BTW, gets 500. Lowest possible score is 270 (-19) according to the table.
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  • ninja.of.loveninja.of.love 588 replies11 threadsRegistered User Member
    Thank you, Descartesz! I now know my guessing strategy.
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  • crosscurrentcrosscurrent 455 replies92 threadsRegistered User Member
    What's a 750 for chem please?
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  • emeryx09emeryx09 5 replies4 threadsRegistered User New Member
    Descartesz: What about literature?
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