Reading Stephen King's End of Watch recently (no spoilers!) reminded me of a question I've had for a while regarding SAT scores. In the book, the girl is worried that she's only going to get x score (400 perhaps?) on the Maths test. If this happened, would her chances of getting into college disappear? Or would it affect which sort of colleges she could get into? If she happened to be a genius at everything else but sucked at maths would that mean no Ivy League for her? Bonus question: could you retake them endlessly? [more inside]
Our son, who's in eighth grade, is scheduled to take the SAT this Saturday but he's not enthusiastic at all. I gave him a review book and he said he didn't know how to do many of the problems. We scheduled him for the test at the urging of his principal who believes he can qualify for the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) because he got a perfect score just recently on an ACT exam and she knows my son quite well because it's a very small grade school. I don't think he has much to lose and a lot to gain but I think he's just plain petrified of taking the test and would skip it if we let him. That however would greatly disappoint my wife, me, and the principal. Any words of wisdom you can offer?
Three-part question: 1) what is the most effective way to prepare for the verbal section of the SAT test, 2) what are some good prep books to buy, and 3) where would I find them cheap? [more inside]
My scientifically-inclined little brother is looking for a college where he can be an engineer if he wants to be, but won't be forced to. [more inside]
What is the best ACT/SAT test prep system/program for multiple (20-50) users? [more inside]
How do I effectively tutor someone in high school English and History? [more inside]
Which ACT test prep book(s) should I buy for my niece? [more inside]
If you have recently taken, or helped someone take the S.A.T. - What is currently best prep course for the S.A.T.? Kaplan? Princeton Review? I'm looking for up-to-date insights, so I am looking to hear only from those who have recently taken one of the courses, or are teachers with students who have taken one of the courses.
"Does my dream job exist?" Or, "What are some good fallback jobs for an aspiring actor who does not enjoy starving to death?" [more inside]
Interactive vocabulary software for a teenaged ESL student who wants to prepare for the SAT but still needs to learn pre-SAT level vocabulary? [more inside]
Admissions consulting -- is it a good idea to start doing it? Should I try to be anonymous? [more inside]
Grammarfilter! Oh my. Is it "X and Y are two side of the same coin" or "X and Y two sides of the same coin"? This was an SAT sample question, and I, a poor girl's tutor, swore that "sides" must be plural in this context. Then the sample test website told me I was wrong, that it's "two side". [more inside]
I'm having trouble finding the score range for the SATs in the 60s and 70s. Did the SAT always add up to 1600 pre-2005?
I need help with intellectual property issues regarding the SAT test prep guide and a digital study guide I am building. [more inside]
Should I put my SAT score on my resume in this situation? And if so, how? [more inside]
I've studied for weeks (20 hours per week these past three weeks), I've paid attention in math class for years, and I've taken dozens of practice tests. But how to go from 780 to 800? [more inside]
I'm a college student with high test scores but no previous teaching experience. Is freelance SAT tutoring (or things of that nature) a lucrative idea or an exercise in frustration? [more inside]
As a nontraditional student, I have had to deal with alot of things including trying to get the same exemptions as standard students. Recently, the college I am attending pointed out to me that I still needed to take English 101. HA! 2 previous schools ( I transfered to this one ) have allowed me to skip it due to excellent SAT Scores. The current college allows for an exemption if you scored a 680 on the verbal ( pre-split SAT ) ... I scored a 670 in 1994! In 1996 the SAT was recentered and scores adjusted. I can NOT seem to find an official conversion chart.... my google skills have failed me. Can you find one? [more inside]
Do SAT scores ever expire? Do universities have their own individual timetable of validity? I can't find it on stupid http://www.collegeboard.com/ .
Do standardized tests (SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.) use randomly sorted answer choices? [more inside]
Personal experiences with SAT course preparation? [more inside]
Educated in the UK, I have no idea what my SAT score is and therefore how I measure up to various entry requirements in the US. Is there a way of converting my GCSEs/whatever into a SAT score?
Looking for the text of a poem that has appeared, without credit, on several versions of the SAT. [more inside]
has anyone ever rented a sat phone? and if so... who is the best provider for the best price? (central america)
Is this a joke? Officials from the College Board, the nonprofit entity that administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT, have announced that they are producing a new version of the test for students who live in school districts where creationism rather than evolution is taught in science classes.