Examinees … rely on the constancy and reliability of the SAT score as a solid, unquestioned indicator of relative ability. Instead, the June 6th test examinees’ scores will be “the SAT with the asterisk.”
To make this determination, we conducted a comprehensive review and statistical analysis with three important components:First, the scores for the shorter test were shown to be sufficiently reliable – meaning they show technical consistency over repeated testings.Second, the equating process was not affected by the error. Equating is a statistical procedure that is conducted to ensure that different versions of a test are of comparable difficulty.Finally, the scored sections had the same distribution of content and skills as the full-length test and therefore is reflective of the overall SAT content specifications.We have consistently communicated with College Board higher education members since learning of the misprint in the June 6 SAT administration book. Admission directors from across the country have told us they have full confidence in those scores and will view them just like scores from any other SAT administration. They want students to be assured of the integrity of their scores.We take our responsibility to students very seriously, and we appreciate their patience as we’ve worked to deliver to institutions scores that are valid and reliable.
*Offer a special summer retest for students who need trustworthy scores before October 22. That’s the date when results from the free October SAT retest would be released) in order to qualify for athletic eligibility, early action application deadlines, “merit” scholarships, etc. or to avoid a conflict with SAT Subject Tests also scheduled for October 3.*Cancel scores and refund all registration fees from the June 6 SAT to those who neither trust the reported scores nor want to retake the test.*Rebate a portion of the registration fee to all test-takers because less than 80 percent of all the questions they paid for are being scored.*Provide any studies and/or data it has to support the claim that the June 6 SAT scores are valid and reliable to independent experts for review.
All of the questions
Answer to the questions
The Level of Difficulty of each question on a scale of 1 – 5
The Scoring Scale for Critical Reading, Math, and Writing
The U.S. administrations for which questions are available through our Question-and-Answer Service are October, January and May. This service is not available for June in any year.
We have a longstanding national policy to release, each year, tests and associated information from the October, January and May SAT administrations. We do this to provide our Question-and-Answer Service to students on a consistent schedule while retaining some test forms for SAT research and practice resources. This way, students who register for a test date know whether this service will be offered.
These scores are NOT accurate. How do I know?
First time I took the SATs; no prep:
780 CR, 780 W, 650 MSecond time:
780 CR, 780 W, 670 MI got the same scores in reading and writing both times.This time:
700 CR, 680 W, 680 MThat’s a hundred point difference in writing and an eighty point difference in reading after two tests where I got the same score twice. Whatever “statistical analysis” CB did for this test…they did it wrong. This is the best math score I’ve had but I’m not sending this one in at all. Writing shouldn’t have even been affected, but… I’m shocked right now. Nearly a 200 point drop in a composite I’ve consistently gotten? Guys, they messed up this SAT. I know it.