Books With Closest Correlation to Actual SAT Scores?

<p>I've heard that McGraw-Hill by far produces the most accurate test scores (after the Blue Book itself, of course). Any others?</p>

<p>I (politely) disagree. From my personal experience, McGraw wildly inflates your score. It tends to be that almost all test manufacturers make the diagnostic test harder and the rest progressively easier in order to create the illusion of a dramatic score increase. I don't really think there are any accurate representations except BB.</p>

<p>the princeton review is pretty good in my opinion (:</p>

<p>I would say Princeton Review is the best third party indicator, followed by Barrons. My opinion, of course.</p>

<p>Princeton is good, but you have to take your subsequent score increases with a grain of salt, because they are designed to give the illusion of improvement.</p>

<p>I personally love working out of Barron's, but that might be because their homework assignments and vocab is phenomenal (and possibly because they don't run courses so it's not weird using their material in class). </p>

<p>But if you follow a strategy instead of just work through problems, you may not need too many books. </p>

<p>If you are a math freak, you can try out Kaplan. They are great, but their tests are a bit too hard (which may not be a bad thing if you are trying to stretch your mind.)</p>

<p>Good luck</p>

<p>Craig Gonzales</p>

<p>If you want to monitor your progress accurately there is no where else to go than College Board resources, which uses real SAT exams. Why go for an imitation?</p>

<p>The Official SAT study guide, with a DVD, goes $17.59 on Amazon. </p>

<p>You can argue about the best prep books, but why not the real test?</p>

<p>Well eventually you run out of practice tests, and you want to move onto other exams to measure your potential score.</p>

<p>Previous QAS Packets
BB Test Book
Official Online Course</p>

<p>In that order are THE best score indicators.</p>

<p>Tip: don't use the 2007 Blue Book as a score-predictor for the current SAT. A score of 2400 then translates to about ~2150 now. Trust me. I made that mistake. USE CURRENT EDITIONS.</p>