269 Members of Class of 2007 Aced the SAT.

<p>Thanks to parent Mammall, who first found the link and posted it to the Parents Forum. </p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/composite_CR_M_W_percentile_ranks.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/composite_CR_M_W_percentile_ranks.pdf&lt;/a> </p>

<p>The College Board chart of SAT® Percentile Ranks for Males, Females, and Total Group for class of 2007 shows that 269 distinct individuals in class of 2007 had a (single-sitting) SAT composite score of 2400. The top percentile level (College calls it 99+th percentile, meaning closer to 100th than to 99th), was any score of 2290 or above.</p>

<p>And, to pick up on one of your previous threads, a 2380 is once again a relative anomaly, though not quite as rare as last year!</p>

<p>Are the scores on this report only those taken by seniors DURING senior year, or do they represent all SATs taken by students graduating in the class of 2007?</p>

<p>Just curious about how scores by students in other grades are (or are not) reflected in these reports, and if a 2400 by a sophomore shows up in the CB report for his/her senior year, or in that of another year.</p>

<p>I am just interested in how the CB unstrings the spaghetti and spins the scores -- not that it makes a hill of beans' worth of difference at a personal level.</p>

<p>hmm...why is that there are more male top scorers than females?</p>

<p>The scores reported are the highest single-sitting scores for distinct individuals in class of 2007, some of whom may have ceased taking the test as juniors or even in younger grades. The College Board has also updated its chart on retakes. </p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/average_scores_testing-1-5_times_during_junior_senior_years.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/average_scores_testing-1-5_times_during_junior_senior_years.pdf&lt;/a> </p>

<p>A majority of students take the test more than once, although the modal number of times to take it is just once.</p>

<p>"hmm...why is that there are more male top scorers than females?"</p>


<p>Here are score charts for each section of the SAT for class of 2007: </p>

<p>critical reading </p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/SAT_percentile_ranks_males_females_total_group_critical_reading.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/SAT_percentile_ranks_males_females_total_group_critical_reading.pdf&lt;/a> </p>

<p>math </p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/SAT_percentile_ranks_males_females_total_group_mathematics.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/SAT_percentile_ranks_males_females_total_group_mathematics.pdf&lt;/a> </p>

<p>writing </p>

<p><a href="http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/SAT_percentile_ranks_males_females_total_group_writing.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/highered/ra/sat/SAT_percentile_ranks_males_females_total_group_writing.pdf&lt;/a> </p>

<p>How does considering the number of males taking the SAT (688,999) as compared to the number of females (796,749) influence your thoughts about the differing distributions of scores on each section?</p>

<p>Tokenadult --</p>

<p>You're asking a loaded question on this one. Here's one thought: A four-hour intensive "test" draws upon physical as well as intellectual strength. I know that women are strong now but maybe, just maybe, there's a physical endurance element to this. Men and women don't compete against each other in the Oympics. The long, long, long SAT is becoming something of an Olympics. I wonder what sort of gender score differentials we'd see if the the test were administerd across two days? Of course I do have girls and they are power testers, at least so far, so like any parent I'm hugely biased.</p>

<p>^ that is totally off. Are you saying that because this is a long test, women will do worse because they are weaker? As a girl I am offended.</p>

<p>Personally I'm most shocked that so many fewer boys than girls are taking the test. Are there really that many fewer boys who aspire to attend college, or who are encouraged to prepare for college entrance requirements? </p>

<p>After edit: I should also mention, for international perspective, that in most countries of the world young women outnumber young men in college admission testing and in college enrollment. And for specific international perspective on the length of the SAT Reasoning Test, I should mention that the college entrance tests in most other countries that have them span two days, or three, with testing all day. The tests in many countries are something like taking a battery of AP tests (involving both multiple-choice questions and essays) for two full days. I've never tried it, but I would guess that that is more grueling than taking the current version of the SAT I. (Back in the Stone Age when I took it, the SAT I only had the verbal and math sections, and was shorter than the current test. Some parents in my generation say that one used to take SAT II tests the same day one took the SAT I, but I didn't take any of those in my day either.)</p>

<p>Wow... how do you get a 600 on this test? Fill in all the wrong answers on purpose?</p>

<p>College Board says in its SAT FAQ that leaving the whole test blank is counted as a request to cancel the test, so I too am puzzled about how a scored test could yield a composite score of 600. That's what you call a bad day in the testing room.</p>

<p>My high school had 2 of those kids who "aced the SAT".</p>

<p>That's quite a high school. One year here in Minnesota there was a high school at which three girls all aced the (old, two-section) SAT and all aced the ACT in the same year. Of course they got on the TV news. That school district usually has several students who go to really great colleges, but I never heard where any of those girls ended up.</p>

<p>One of our students scored 240 PSAT, 2360 SAT (one sitting Jr. year) and 36 ACT (also Jr. year). Everybody is wandering if he should take the SAT again Sr. year and go for the "Trifecta".</p>

<p>He shouldn't, if you ask me. Waste of 3+ hours :D</p>

<p>A sophomore at my school scored a perfect 2400 on the October 14th sitting</p>