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The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:11 AM

Has anyone of you used this service? If I may quote from the SAT website:

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The College Board has very careful and systematic quality control processes to ensure accuracy of your test score. If you would like to double-check your scores, you have access to score verification services.

The student answer verification services described here may help give you comfort that your test has been scored accurately.


I believe this is not a rechecking service. Then what happens if you find out that your test was not scored correctly? (Your answer to a question listed is not what you actually wrote in the test).

If that's the case, do we have to request a separate hand checking service, and pay an additional 55 dollars?

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Re: The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

I remember SAT's took them back in 93 while I was drunk and only got a 1296 out of 1400-----------oh well better luck in my next life I guess.
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Re: The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

How, exactly, would you find out your test was scored incorrectly? It's not like they give you back your score sheet with a hand written grade on it.. just a nice little form and a number mailed to you.
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Re: The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

I took the SAT twice. I believe my second score was about ten points higher per section. I don't put much faith in the services they offer. I believe it's a way to cater to/make additional money from students or parents that can't believe the scores were so low.
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Re: The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Well mine is just 30 points higher per section. :( I know, College Board can't be wrong. But I wan't expecting ANYTHING apart from 800 on the math section while I got 760, and that makes me doubt their grading. I believe even the scanner can make errors. I rubbed out a few answers, but I rubbed out as hard as I could. Still, I am getting paranoid.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:04 AM

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But I wan't expecting ANYTHING apart from 800 on the math section while I got 760, and that makes me doubt their grading.

Ah.. gotta love smell of hubris on a Friday afternoon. ;)
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:09 AM

-_- This is not pride. This is just something that is absurd. Do you even remember the type of math they have on SAT 1? A LOT of people score 800. And this was my second time. So whats the "hubris" part in 800?
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:16 AM

If I may speak with Modi in mind-- I believe when we took the SAt's-- 800 wasn't possible so for you saying 800 is the norm now we will have to just believe you.

Yes machines make mistakes and so do humans-- perhaps you made a mistake

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Re: The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

Hmmm, I am talking about the SAT Reasoning Test. Not the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics.

OK, I have to agree with you. The last statement is pretty much logical. (The scores just came out yesterday and I am moving towards acceptance.) Maybe I should go for TOEFL. Should make up for the crappy score in Critical Reading.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:09 AM

Some people are good test takers, and others aren't. The SAT I wasn't my test. I did a lot better on the Math subjects test, as well as the AP Exams, in comparison to the SAT I. There are other tests you can take like the ACT, or TOEFL for your language skills. You also have to understand that nobody is perfect; we all make mistakes. A 760 instead of 800 isn't a make it or break it point.

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If I may speak with Modi in mind-- I believe when we took the SAt's-- 800 wasn't possible so for you saying 800 is the norm now we will have to just believe you.

A score of 800 is the max for a given section, far from the norm.
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Re: The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

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-_- This is not pride. This is just something that is absurd.

You haven't provided a solid foundation on why this isn't the squeal of wounded pride. It's not that I care too much outside of pointing out what it comes across as.

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Do you even remember the type of math they have on SAT 1?

No, why would I remember the math on the SATs - or for that matter any other test I took?

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A LOT of people score 800. And this was my second time. So whats the "hubris" part in 800?


It would appear not so much:

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Critical reading:496
Mathematics: 514
Writing: 488

http://professionals...scores/averages


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Should make up for the crappy score in Critical Reading.

240?

That was a joke so don't get all twisted on it.
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Re: The SAT Question Answer Service

Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 26 October 2012 - 11:09 PM, said:

Some people are good test takers, and others aren't. The SAT I wasn't my test. I did a lot better on the Math subjects test, as well as the AP Exams, in comparison to the SAT I.

I swear. SAT 1 ain't my test either. But unfortunately, without a good SAT 1 score, you can't get into a good uni. I also do a lot better on Math subjects.

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There are other tests you can take like the ACT, or TOEFL for your language skills. You also have to understand that nobody is perfect; we all make mistakes. A 760 instead of 800 isn't a make it or break it point.

Would TOEFL be easier? Do I have a chance on it?

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Should make up for the crappy score in Critical Reading.

240?

That was a joke so don't get all twisted on it.

Haha no! Found it funny! Got 560 btw.
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