October = Worse than November?

<p>The manager/director at my SAT Boot Camp said the students at the academy tend to score worse in October than November. He provided me of an example of a girl who scored 2250 in October but a 2320 in November with no preparation between those two months. </p>

<p>Is October really worse than November? He said it's because of the competing seniors and yadda yadda and I'm scared because I want to take it in October instead of November because I don't want to lose my SAT knowledge while having to manage school.</p>

<p>^tell him that's ********.</p>

<p>No month is better than any other month.</p>

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He said it's because of the competing seniors and yadda yadda

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<p>Oh yes, that is because it is public knowledge that the difficulty of the test and the correcting curve is established by the level of the responses of that day's administration. </p>

<p>By the way, in case it was unclear, that part of the post was entirely sarcastic. What is not is that it should make no difference if you take the test in October or in November and that the people at that Elite center do not have all the right answers.</p>

<p>bullhonky.</p>

<p>lol wow what a crafty guy he is. like a salesman, trying to sell my parents his product - SAT prep classes.</p>

<p>thank God for CC.</p>

<p>oh yeah i have a question silverturtle. you know how Collegeboard is getting rid of the 1/4 point deduction next year? how will this fare in terms of a positive or negative effect?</p>

<p>^ I have heard that the AP deduction will be eliminated, but I have not heard that of the SAT. Have you?</p>

<p>no,it's not that SAT, I don't think so.</p>

<p>^^ Yeah I meant for the AP.</p>

<p>Yah, for the AP it's true but I heard from my teacher that's it's going to be harder questions.:(</p>

<p>So no 1/4 point deduction = bad? what about the curve?</p>

<p>The move hurts students who guessed strategically and helps those who didn't. It won't have a huge impact on either group, though.</p>

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what about the curve?

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<p>The curve will move to maintain the score distribution, I presume.</p>

<p>Hmm, I took the SAT last October and got a 2070. After minimum prep, I retook in January and ended up with a 2320. Your counselor just might be right lol.</p>

<p>thats weird-why do you think the difference existed?</p>

<p>he still had that "minimum prep"</p>

<p>Let</a> me google that for you</p>

<p>There doesn't seem to be any pattern on the the October tests.</p>

<p>^I love that site.</p>