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# Percentiles

edited June 2010
So I got an 800 on both Math 2 and Physics for the June SAT 2s, but when I click on "Understand Your Test Performance," it tells me that "the national percentile for my score" is 89 in math and 90 in physics.

Does anyone know if this really means I just barely got an 800 in both of them, or are they just telling me the minimum percentiles for my scores?
edited June 2010
8 replies
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## Replies to: Percentiles

• 263 replies13 threads Junior Member
Those are just the minimum percentiles for your scores. Let's start a Percentile reference table here:

Math II:
800: 89

Physics:
800: 90

World History:
800: 97

Chemistry:
790: 91

French:
730: 76
Ush:
790: 97
Lit 760 = 96%
Latin 750 = 87%
• 1405 replies9 threads Senior Member
Heinz: your physics percentile, for example, means that you scored better than 90% of the test takers. This also means that 10% of the physics test takers scored an 800. The percentile is based on your scaled score and says nothing about your raw score.
• 198 replies37 threads Junior Member
In US History, 800=98th percentile.