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07-02-2000, 03:18 PM
Recently I read something about how SAT scores are recentered to compensate for varying levels of difficulty of individual tests. Anyway, does this mean that if someone takes a particularly easy version of the test and answers every question correctly, that his score could still be less than 1600 after being recentered?
07-02-2000, 03:58 PM
Yay SATs! I love the SAT. There is one thing I know for sure about recentering, and that is you don't have to score perfectly on a given test section to earn an 800 score. I found this out when I got my test back last year. I took the SAT in June of '99, at the end of my junior year. When I got my scores back, I had an 800 in verbal, but I missed 2 questions. On my score sheet my score read "800R", the "R" obviously showing that my score had been recentered. I don't know if the reverse is true, but I think the test is fail safe in that a perfect score = 800 all of the time. Recentering is for when the test is too hard.
07-02-2000, 04:44 PM
If I recall correctly, recentering can only improve the score.
I took the PSAT twice: once before recentering and once after. My scores differed by 190 points. I did better the second time even before recentering, but I still missed two questions (verbal).
My SAT was just barely lower than the second PSAT.
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