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1550-1600 / 1600
39
6%
1430-1540 / 1600
111
16%
1310-1420 / 1600
74
11%
1190-1300 / 1600
34
5%
1070-1180 / 1600
4
1%
0-1060 / 1600
1
0%
2350-2400 / 2400
39
6%
2170-2340 / 2400
118
17%
1990-2160 / 2400
73
11%
1810-2150 / 2400
49
7%
1630-1800 / 2400
11
2%
0-1620 / 2400
5
1%
We don't have SATs in our country, but I want to see the results anyway...
117
17%
 
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Postby Castaway » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:45 am UTC

I haven't taken the SATs, but I got a 680 on my Latin SAT II. It's pretty good considering that I didn't study and I will have ample opportunity to make it up.
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Postby Quixotess » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:05 am UTC

I got 2190, which is 1460 on old SAT.

800 reading, 680 math, 710 writing.

To all you people who say you rode to college on the wings of these scores...exactly how bad were your grades? I'm running on a 3.1 right now at the end of my junior year, so...is there still hope? *hope*
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Postby EradicateIV » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:10 am UTC

My sat score wasn't too hot, I actually forget it too.
But my gpa saved me, cumulative 3.87 by graduation. I started at 26th in my class then hit 10.

Senior year was a turn around for me, thank god for calculus!
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Postby dumbclown » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:21 am UTC

SilverWolfe wrote:I don't think I could "convert" a SAT score for myself, in sunny Queensland we use a slightly more complex and lame system for university entrance. If you take enough subjects that entitle you to it, you get stuffed under a bell curve and you recieve an Overall Position (OP for short). I did lousy because I picked all "uni entry" subjects over stuff I was actually good at.

The closest thing we have to the SAT is the Core Skills Test, I scored an "A" on that, but heavens only knows what that means.


I thought the QCS a bit of a joke. For the Writing Task I did an instruction manual on how to bounce a golf ball on a golf club. I some how linked it to the theme which I can't remember but think it might of been transitions. It was absolutely rubbish but they gave me a B for it. I swear no one ever read it. It wasn't even D material.

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Postby Hawknc » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:24 am UTC

Yeah, the only comparable thing we have here is the ENTER (Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank). I could post it, 'cos I'm proud of it, but instead I shall simply refer you back to my penis length joke earlier because I think competing with this sort of thing is silly.

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Postby dumbclown » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:34 am UTC

I know that joke. Mine's bigger then your's. Wait... that's not right. If I am going to laugh at the joke it has to be your's is bigger then mine.

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Postby Azrael » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:25 pm UTC

750 verbal / 720 math first time through, obviously on the 1600pt version.

770 / 750 on the retry.


So let that be a lesson to all you high school kiddies out there -- take the test as many times as possible.

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Postby Sprocket » Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:44 pm UTC

Yeah, my crappy grades in early high school measure against my better grade later in high school plus a decent (if not good) score on SATs maybe got me into school....oh excpet I went to Fredonia, so no.
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Postby iMito » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:05 am UTC

The SATs make me sad. There was so much worry about them. And now that I'm in college... they're completely meaningless. Now I get to worry about GEDs which are scary as hell. I don't know what half of those words mean from the example test I saw. :shock:

Yeah I have to agree with some of you all... Crappy Grades != Stupid thanks to the SAT. That's where I win.

And how the hell did you all get such good grades on the verbal. *feels incompetent*
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Postby d3adf001 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:38 am UTC

i got a 780 in math and a 500 in english. thats a 1280. suck on that bitches

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Postby mrguy753 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:22 am UTC

770 Verbal
710 Math
690 Writing

And I took it freshman year, suckas.
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Postby joeframbach » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:26 am UTC

iMito wrote:The SATs make me sad. There was so much worry about them. And now that I'm in college... they're completely meaningless. Now I get to worry about GEDs which are scary as hell. I don't know what half of those words mean from the example test I saw. :shock:

Yeah I have to agree with some of you all... Crappy Grades != Stupid thanks to the SAT. That's where I win.

And how the hell did you all get such good grades on the verbal. *feels incompetent*


GREs? I'm graduating next Spring, so these are coming up very quickly.

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Postby ruderalis » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:49 am UTC

I knew this kid names Henry who was upset because he missed one question his first time around. But I saw him learning how to drive with his mom in a volvo senior year, so it's okay.

Also, through some freak accident, I got an 800/800 on my physdicks sat2 after one year of nolij absorption on the subject. This got me into university despite my poor grades and sat scores.
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Postby Briareos » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:44 am UTC

V: 800
M: 800

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Postby TigerX » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:50 am UTC

My score was good enough to get me to my school of choice will little question... That is all.

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Postby 22/7 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:02 pm UTC

I have to admit I'm feeling very outclassed with my even split 1400. Congrats, though, to all those who slacked through high school and still got in on the SATs. You guys had it figured out waaaaay before I did.
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Postby Easton » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:12 pm UTC

Never taken the SAT, as a Canadian. I was in the gifted program throughout elementary school, and got 90's in high school. On the Dean's List now, in university, so I guess I qualify for something.

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Postby ZeroSum » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:30 pm UTC

mrguy753 wrote:[good score]
And I took it freshman year, suckas.

Wow, way to come off sounding like a total dick. You sound like the type of person that gives geeks a reputation of arrogance and elitism.

Quixotess wrote:To all you people who say you rode to college on the wings of these scores...exactly how bad were your grades? I'm running on a 3.1 right now at the end of my junior year, so...is there still hope?

1480 for SATs, B/C student in high school, 3.6 GPA at a state University.

I didn't work myself silly in college and had plenty of time for socializing and fun. I would've been an A/B student in high school if I hadn't failed half my classes (due to not doing any work) in 10th grade.

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In Scotland, not at uni yet anyway (2 years more schoolin' to go).
Not entirely sure what to say about these levels... think I'll go wiki SATs and compare them to all things Scottish.
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Postby functionally_stupid » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

800 on the Critical Reading; 750 on the writing (stupid! stupid! hate! blargh!), and my best score ever on the math, 680.

I'm bad at math. I think I may have picked the wrong poll answer for my range... *shrug*. I can do math. I just don't enjoy doing math. It is not my native brain setting.

I get the feeling, though, that other people are like that, only backwards? Being innate with math and "Oh me yarm, foreign ways of thinking!" with verbal? Right, guys? ... Guys?

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Postby haveblue » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:29 pm UTC

I've never taken it (Canadian), but you guys are crushing my ego with your towering intellects. :(
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Postby Jadestone » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:46 pm UTC

...I took it in 6th grade and got something or other. Don't really remember.

Took the ACT for practice earlier this year though and got a 29. Hope to do better when I'm a junior...
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Postby Mat Cauthon » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:47 pm UTC

Eh... while I don't think the SAT really measures much, I'll toss my scores out here in a desperate bid for acceptance by the XKCD crowd.

1600 SAT (7th grade for CTY):
720 Math
720 Verbal
1440

2400 SAT (11th grade, real deal)
800 Math
800 Reading
760 Writing
2360

SAT II's
800 Math IIC
800 Chemistry
760 Biology E

That said I think the SAT I tests are more about endurance than knowledge; SAT II tests are a bit more topic specific. The SAT I subject matter wasn't particularly complex, but it was easy to misunderstand what the testers meant for verbal stuff (I was extremely surprised my reading score was 800) and a lot of times by the end of the test you really just don't care what the answer is. I did much worse on practice tests because I gave up at the end; on the real test I managed to motivate myself a bit more.

As far as AP's go... I have no idea how to convert scores into credits, but I'll list my scores and maybe someone can inform me? (I'm going to be an HS Senior in the fall, I've yet to deal with college course selection but I am killing myself over apps)

AP Comp Sci AB: 5
AP Chemistry: 5
AP Art History: 4
AP Physics C M/EM: 5/5
AP Calculus BC: 5

Next year I'll be taking AP US History, AP Pyschology, and AP English. I'm taking advanced topics CS courses (4 semesters by the end of senior year) which don't have any official status but my school offers *after* taking AP classes, will they count for anything? (I intend to go into robotics, likely with a CS bent)

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Postby Owijad » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:06 pm UTC

I got 1210/1600 in seventh grade.

700 verbal, 510 math.

In my defense, I had no special education of any kind in preparation.
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Postby PictureSarah » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:08 pm UTC

560 on the math...Art schools don't really care what you get on the SATs anyway, but a few of them said that they wanted a minimum of 550 in each category. I knew it wouldn't be a problem in the language portion, but I was really concerned about the math. Got it by 10. Yay!

I actually can't recall the language score now...it was 730 or 740....something like that. I was really disappointed because I'd managed a perfect score on the language part on ALL of the practice runs. I think I actually would have managed a perfect score on the language part for the real deal, except that I had a weird fluke happen while I took the test. The last two pages stuck together. It was the morning after Halloween, everyone was groggy and hungover on candy...I noticed I had finished quite a while before everyone else and was momentarily thinking "Ha, I'm so smart!" which almost immediately turned into "Wait a second...I'm not THAT smart....what's going on here?" and I realized I still had two pages to go with only a few minutes left on the clock, and wasn't able to totally finish. I didn't actually get anything wrong, I just left a few unanswered. If I'd been really concerned about it I suppose I could have taken it again, but I didn't see the need to spend more money just to get a perfect score when I already had well above the required score to get into the schools of choice.
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Postby Sulla158 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:56 pm UTC

I haven't taken the SAT and I don't plan on it either. The ACT was enough for me, I got a 33. I didn't do well on the writing part(27), but luckily none of the colleges I'm applying to take that into account yet.

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Postby mrcheesypants » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:53 pm UTC

People who are not satisfied by having a 700+ in a section make me feel like a sad panda :cry:

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Postby Arancaytar » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:28 am UTC

780 math, 740 verbal. Mind you, this was four years ago; last I heard the test changed significantly.

I had a fairly good subject test in Physics, but I don't remember the exact score.

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Postby Alpha Omicron » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:46 am UTC

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Postby Pseudomammal » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:13 am UTC

800 verbal, 1420/1600 combined. By my reckoning, that makes my math score ... -799.113. Nice.

It's possible I should've slept more than an hour the night before. Or studied. Or gone to the last three years of high school. But my thinking was, [strike]fuck it[/strike] hakuna matata.

Now then, back to my GRE prep book...
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Postby narg » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:06 am UTC

Well, I didn't take the SAT, but I voted based on the Wikipedia conversion chart from the ACT. ;)

On the ACT, I got a 34, and an 8 on the writing (which is woefully inaccurate, imo, -- on the AP composition test (a much better judge of essay writing), I got a 4).

Woot for standardized tests which measure only standardized aptitude for standardized tests.

If we are listing AP scores as well,
AP Bio: 5
AP Human Geo: 5 (a surprise -- I hated that class.)
AP Composition: 4

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Postby Jobo » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:17 am UTC

Verbal 720
Math 650
Writing 750

For a 2120... I'm taking it again in October, though. Hopefully that will improve things. Like math.

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Postby sarahnade » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:25 am UTC

Oh you kids and your three SAT scores. In my day, we only took two kinds of tests and we walked 120 miles with no shoes just so we could get the the testing center.

I was expecting to be all bragadocious with my scores, but apparently I'm fry cook material compare to yall.

700 math
660 verbal

1360/1600

Down here in the Republic of Texas, 1300 is automatic entrance into any state school. Which is good since, all in all, I was an amazingly average student in high school. My first year in college, my grades plummeted. High school was one giant blow off class, so I didn't know how to study or that I even needed to. I almost got kicked out a couple times (oh scholastic probation, what a cruel mistress). I have a solid 3.something now, which includes a social life, so I'm not worried. I'm a female in computer science (who does alright in school and has work experience). People will hire me because the need the diversity. I'm ok with being the token "We're not sexist. Look at the GIRL we hired" girl.
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Postby platypus01 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:07 am UTC

hm....

First time (1600)
Math: 800
Verbal: 660

Second (2400)
Math: 800
Reading: 690
Writing: 660

Third (2400) (what?!?! I took this thing a THIRD TIME?!?!)
Math: 800
Reading: 720
Writing: 700

SAT II's
Math IIc or something: 800
Chem: 780

AP's
Euro: 5
Calc BC: 5/5
Chem: 5
APUSH: 4
English Language: 5
Physics M/EM: 4/4

This coming school year I'll be taking English Literature, French, Stat, and Econ/Comp Govt.

Apparently I don't study much before these tests and instead spend the night playing games. Or so my parents tell me, I don't really remember. But seriously, I hate these fucking tests. And see little to no value in them. I'm fine with my current SAT score, but my parents want me to take the ACT cause they dont think I did well on the SAT.... bleargh this sucks.

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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:37 am UTC

If i remember right i got a total of 1620 on the new SAT. I don't remember how it was divided it up, other than i did just slightly better on math than on writing, grammar and that deal. I usually do not to bad on math.

I'm not used to scoring like that on those tests. In my school years from 3-12 we took this thing called the "SAT" (Stanford Achievement Test) supposedly to measure the school's ability to teach students in most private schools i believe (add to this, I'm sure there's more to know about it then what i give alone) In the science/math i would always score at least in the 95 percentile or higher. I even got perfect score in one year.

But the actual SAT used for college entrance just drains my ability to consistently think over so many questions to where it just becomes a huuuugee blur. I can't stand it. I also have this problem where if i can't solve a math problem, i am determined to find an answer and get sidetracked and lose time >>;. I'm not a smart test taker, but i do think i have some intelligence.

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Re: SAT Scores

Postby triangl » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:48 am UTC

In the UK, we take some tests called SATs but they're very different. We take them at 7 or 8, 11 or 12, 15 or 16. Your supposed to get around a Grade 2 at 7, Grade 4 at 11, and Grade 6 at 15. And you take them in English Maths and Science.

I agree with anyone who says they test your ability to pass tests. I am amazing at passing tests, and hence beat the average grade in every single one of them by a Grade and a half or more, and was one of only two or three people I know to do so. I suck at English and Science, I'm just good at passing exams. I'm not even that amazing at Maths, especially compared with some people here.
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Re: SAT Scores

Postby Kabann » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:01 am UTC

This was back in 1985, and if I remember right my 1350 was only spectacular in light of the fact that A) only 5 or 6 people in my school did better, and 2) I didn't prepare for it in any way, never having been terribly impressed or intimidated by standardized tests.

There was an amusingly ironic part to it... shortly after that I took the placement exams for my admission to UT (which were scored on the same scale) and got a 680 math/670 verbal. I'm nothing if not consistent. On registration day for my first semester at the Uni, the person for the math department saw my scores and was impressed, saying "Wow, I bow to the higher intelligence!" He threw me into Engineering/Science Calculus. Turns out he was actually the professor for that course, and I barely, BARELY squeaked out of it with a C. I don't think he remembered me from registration. Small favors!

Turns out standardized testing aptitude is no substitute for study skills.
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Re: SAT Scores

Postby stormgren » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:55 pm UTC

36 on ACT, 2270 (?) on SAT. The interesting thing was I was sick the day of the ACT and considered not taking it.

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Re: SAT Scores

Postby ++$_ » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:13 am UTC

2350/2400
800 Verbal
780 Math
770 Writing

The SAT is the worst test I've ever taken. At the upper end (say, above 700 on a given section), it measures only one thing: stamina. Also, with an uncertainty of at least 50 points on each section.... Yeah. Totally useless.


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