ESD's SAT scores......he's, well, um below average

striker

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So I did some research, and according to Collegeboards website, for '07, the average scores nationwide on the SAT was 1511 combined (Reading 502, Math 515, Writing 494). According to another site the combined average is 1,538 Now these are for 2007, so I dug a little further, since ESD is now 30, then he probably took his SAT's in '88, well according to results of comparison by the University of North Carolina, the averages for Verbal and Math are 1006, once you factor in the other scores, it's it's it's, well it's obvious that Dave is below average, but about 200 points or more. Because when I looked at various other sites about this, well, 1988 was a low point in SAT scores, it began going up the following year.



http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0883611.html
http://businessmajors.about.com/od/satgmatpreparation/a/averageSATscore.htmhttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/accountability/reporting/sat/1998/pdf_files/nc_nation.pdf
 

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They must have changed the scoring system recently, it used to be out of a 1600.
 

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No silly, they compute them differently now. When dave took them, the highest possible score was 1600. 800 in both math and verbal. a 1300 is a very respectable score.
 

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Back in those crazy nineties a 1300 was a pretty good score. There were only two categories math and verbal.
 
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They must have changed the scoring system recently, it used to be out of a 1600.
Yeah I was just about to say, a few years ago they changed it to max 2400 score, it used to be 1600 and a 1000 is a roughly average score using the 1600 scaling.
 

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Now these are for 2007, so I dug a little further, since ESD is now 30, then he probably took his SAT's in '88,
Still, it's a damn fine score for an 11 year old. :action-sm
 

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Hmm...I would think that ESD sat later than 1988. I'd put it more in the early '90s. I can't remember what year I took them...but even if I guess he was 15, that puts it at 1992.

Any idea when they made the changes? And don't forget, everyone gets 200 points for filling in their name & address.
 

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I got in the high 1400's in 1985...can't remember the exact #
 

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1280 in 1992....good enough for Uconn
 

striker

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I got in the high 1400's in 1985...can't remember the exact #
I think when I took mine in '85, it was low 1400's, I don't remember my ACT's, but I did get a perfect score on my ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery).
 

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I took them in '94, and the max score you could get was 800 Verbal, 800 Math for a total of 1600. 1300+ was considered a very good score. Cutoff for state schools was 1000 and change.

They added on an essay/writing portion that increased the max score.
 

striker

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Now these are for 2007, so I dug a little further, since ESD is now 30, then he probably took his SAT's in '88,
My bad, don't know what i was thinking, but he would have taken them in '92, if that's the case, his numbers are low because the combined were close to where they are now.
 

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I never took a PSAT, so I had no idea of what to expect when taking the SAT. I was such a dolt, that I didn't know you didn't have to answer every question. I remember after taking it, one of my friends asked me how many I left blank. I looked at him like HE was stupid and asked why the hell would anyone not answer a question when you at least have a shot at the right answer. Holy shit, was I ever surprised and confused to find out I didn't need to and shouldn't have done that. I ended up with a 1040, but could've been a lot worse.
 

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Now these are for 2007, so I dug a little further, since ESD is now 30, then he probably took his SAT's in '88,
My bad, don't know what i was thinking, but he would have taken them in '92, if that's the case, his numbers are low because the combined were close to where they are now.
What are you talking about? When Dave took the Sats in '92ish, the max score was 1600. 1300+ was considered a very good score then, sorry.
 

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I took them in '94, and the max score you could get was 800 Verbal, 800 Math for a total of 1600. 1300+ was considered a very good score. Cutoff for state schools was 1000 and change.

They added on an essay/writing portion that increased the max score.
I took mine that same year. That fucking essay part murdered me. I have no fucking clue what I scored. I remember that I saw it and didn't even give a shit to remember what the fuck it was. Is there any way to find out what the hell my score was?
 
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I scored 1360 in '86. I was still drunk from the night before.

striker said:
I think when I took mine in '85, it was low 1400's, I don't remember my ACT's, but I did get a perfect score on my ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery).
Bravo Sierra. I took the ASVAB and my lowest score was 96% on the clerical. No fucking way you had a perfect score. I'm not saying you didn't have a high score, just highly doubtful you were perfect.
 

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I got a 1020, 620 in math and 400 in reading. I hated reading those stories and answering the questions. I have zero reading comprehension for shit I have no interest in.
 

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1320, and I took it as a sophmore in HS, without a PSAT. I was hungover like a bitch too. Was pretty proud of myself. Still am. (pats self on back)
 

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So, Striker, you got a 1400 on your SAT and can't add well enough to know that in 1988 Dave would have been 11 years old?

He probable took it in 1994 or 1995, and 1300 would have been a fine score. I got 1100 on mine, and that was a little above average in 1991.

PS I aced the ASVAB too, in 2005. With not having touched a textbook in 15 years. It's not the big a deal. I don't even remember how to do long division without a calculator.

Sorry Striker old buddy, I think the bit's dead.
 

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I think when I took mine in '85, it was low 1400's, I don't remember my ACT's, but I did get a perfect score on my ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery).
Wait, so you scored in the 1400's, and are proud of it, and Dave scores a 1300 (haven't heard the show yet, don"t know the exact number) and you basically call him a retard?

I'm calling a big fat Bravo Sierra on you, sir.
 

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So, Striker, you got a 1400 on your SAT and can't add well enough to know that in 1988 Dave would have been 11 years old?

He probable took it in 1994 or 1995, and 1300 would have been a fine score. I got 1100 on mine, and that was a little above average in 1991.

PS I aced the ASVAB too, in 2005. With not having touched a textbook in 15 years. It's not the big a deal. I don't even remember how to do long division without a calculator.

Sorry Striker old buddy, I think the bit's dead.

face!!!!
 

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I took them in January of 99, my junior year. No studying and i got a 660 verbal/570 math. (That 1230 for all my "special" friends). Got me into all the colleges I wanted, (East Carolina and Salisbury) just couldn't pay for it.
-Paul
 

striker

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So, Striker, you got a 1400 on your SAT and can't add well enough to know that in 1988 Dave would have been 11 years old?

He probable took it in 1994 or 1995, and 1300 would have been a fine score. I got 1100 on mine, and that was a little above average in 1991.

PS I aced the ASVAB too, in 2005. With not having touched a textbook in 15 years. It's not the big a deal. I don't even remember how to do long division without a calculator.

Sorry Striker old buddy, I think the bit's dead.
Notice Don, I went back and corrected myself, I had a brain lapse when I started the thread.

I scored 1360 in '86. I was still drunk from the night before.


Bravo Sierra. I took the ASVAB and my lowest score was 96% on the clerical. No fucking way you had a perfect score. I'm not saying you didn't have a high score, just highly doubtful you were perfect.
The night I took my test, there were 120 people who tested as well. MY recruiter drove myself and the other 5 guys from that office home and told us he'd call us the following Tuesday with our scores. Tuesday evening he showed up on my parents doorstep with my paperwork in one hand and the MOS book in the other. His only comment, "other than those jobs which require college degrees, you can have anything in this book you want." You were the only one with a perfect score, the next closest was a 93%. Of course the down side, 18 months later, he was permanently removed from recruiting after it was learned that he fudged and lied on over 200 applicants paperwork, and encouraged them to lie as well.

Wait, so you scored in the 1400's, and are proud of it, and Dave scores a 1300 (haven't heard the show yet, don"t know the exact number) and you basically call him a retard?

I'm calling a big fat Bravo Sierra on you, sir.
Not calling Dave a retard (though he is one), but basically 1300 is average, in fact if you look at the comparisons for many of the years, theyhave since adjusted the scores for '06 comparison and a 1300 would be square in the middle. Besides, much like Vos (Rich not Arch), claiming to have a 141 IQ and, well not being able to outsmart a 5 yr old are two different things. I would love for Dave to take the same challenge as Vos.
 

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I went to High School from 1989 to 1993, a year or so before Dave. Back then the max was 800 verbal/800 math. Breaking 1200 was considered a damn solid score. If Dave truly got a 1300 that is a very good number at the time and alone could get you into some schools no matter your grades. Back then, 1300 was the cutoff for Cornell, Columbia and the like. I knew alot of guys that barely broke 1100 and were all very smart. The kids that broke 1400 were the elite in our school and were the ones that got into Harvard and Princeton.

I have to disagree with you Striker that 1300 was not an average score back then but a very good score. Average was breaking 1000 - 1100. I got a 1290, was in all honors classes, graduated 30th out of 1300 students (Sachem High in LI) and got into any school I applied for: Notre Dame, Michigan, etc. (I ended up going to Penn State due to closeness to home, and money but I am diverging here). I have a hard time believing Dave got that number, b/c it is in fact a very good score.