8 Ways Colleges Use Test Scores

8 Ways Colleges Use Test Scores

Everyone knows that test scores are a major factor for admissions; however, the following are other ways colleges use SAT and ACT test scores: Most Four-Year Colleges Use Test Scores in Their Admission Decisions SAT and ACT scores help colleges compare students from different high schools. Since there is so much grade inflation, test scores allow colleges to compare students based on the same gauge regardless of the high school attended.  Scores also indicate students' strengths and readiness to handle college work. 2. Test Scores Are Not the Most Important Factor How colleges use scores in admission decisions can vary. Typically the larger schools may depend on them more than the smaller schools. Smaller schools can use other factors since relatively speaking, they have fewer applicants. Bottom line, it's a numbers game at the larger universities. 3. Admission Tests Enable Colleges to Find You When students register for the SAT or ACT, they will automatically get correspondence from colleges that have an interest in students...
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Are My Teen’s SAT or ACT Scores Good Enough?

Are My Teen’s SAT or ACT Scores Good Enough?

Students are typically confused about knowing whether their SAT or ACT test scores are good enough. The best way to begin to find this out is to take your scores and go to websites like www.CollegeSimply.com or www.Cappex.com, Let’s begin by viewing the concordance tables from the Collegeboard which provide the correlation between the two exams. (ALL schools accept both SAT and ACT scores.) Concordance Between ACT Composite Score and SAT Critical Reading, Math & Writing Score ACT Composite      SAT Reading/writing & Math        36                             1600 35                             1570 34                             1540 33                             1500 32                             1470 31        ...
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