Alyssa, FL:

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After taking the May 2018 SAT and being disappointed with my score of 1360, I paid the late fee for the June test and received a 1270. My score dropped NINETY points despite getting 2 more questions correct overall, which in my mind, would warrant the same score or slightly higher. I am disgusted by the College Board’s inaction and will not stop until every test receives a fair rescore.

Gabby, NJ:

 

I was robbed of 80 points on the math section. Those 80 points would have gotten me over the score that I needed for the schools I am planning to apply to. Now I have to waste more money to take this test again and I will most likely not get the score that I did again. Why should I be the one left to suffer because a few test makers made mistakes, that’s not okay. Don’t give me a refund, just rescore my test.

Eli, FL:

 

I took the SAT in December and I got an 1150 and I took the June 2nd SAT and received the same score even though I got a total of 17 more questions correct. I studied 3-4 months for this exam to be curved negatively, I am furious.

Esha, VA:

 

After studying for weeks for this, what I thought would be, my final SAT ever I was able to walk into that testing room confident. During the test I was thinking to myself, "Wow this really isn't that bad!" and I left that testing room feeling like I was on top of the world. After waiting for more than a month for my score I anxiously logged into my college board account, quickly saying a prayer before opening the tab that would soon reveal my score. I clicked on the tab and all of a sudden my heart dropped. A 1350. Many people may see that as a decent score, but not to me. I worked hard for weeks. I took classes for this test. I turned off my phone and went back to bed. A few hours later I told my parents the news. They were also disappointed as they spent a lot of money to help me achieve a good score. We decided to see how many questions I had missed on each section. What was surprising was that I cut all of my wrong answer from the May test by half, or more than half. My parents and I were both confused as to how getting only 17 questions wrong on the whole test would equal that score. So we went onto some sites that can help you predict your score based on past SAT curves and what we saw was shocking. These sites were telling me I should have scored somewhere between a 1440-1470. I only needed/wanted a 1450. I decided to go onto twitter to see if anyone else is having the same issue. That's when I cam across #rescoreJuneSAT. Students everywhere posting their scores from past tests and comparing that to the June test. I believe that College Board has ruined so many student's chances at getting into their dream schools because of this. Not everyone can afford to pay $40-$60 every few months for a test. We had put our money and trust into College Board, but they completed violated that trust. We deserve to have our tests rescored on a more fair scale rather than be an "experiment" to see how a test would work out. If they wanted to do an experiment they should have done it with a control group and not have that test counted for anything. We students will not pay for the mistakes of College Board.

Katie, IL:

 

As a rising senior, my score on this SAT is incredibly disappointing given the high score I need for the colleges I’ll be applying to this fall. According to previous SAT curves, my score should be been anywhere from 1420-1510, but in actuality, I received a 1350. A friend of mine took the test back in December and received a 1490 while missing 15 questions total. I missed 14 questions and received a 140 point lower score than her. This is highly upsetting and unfair to students. Our scores should not change this drastically based on when we take the test. According to the College Board’s own technical manual, the “equating” reasoning can’t apply if a test isn’t equal to the others in terms of content and difficulty. Also, this is incredibly unfair to students who financially aren’t able to retake the SAT to improve their score. The College Board needs to take responsibility.

Salma, NY:

 

I paid around $2,000 prepping for this exam. I had taken it in April and gotten a score I was not happy with. I studied for an entire month using khan academy and my own books to prep for the June SAT and in the end I saw that my score stayed the same. In addition, I got 10 more questions right than last time.

Jacob, GA:

 

First of all this is disappointing in so many ways. Students pay lots of money and study hard in order to ensure that they do well on the SAT. But when they get cheated from a fair score, frustration occurs. From my experience taking the June SAT, I got more questions right on all the three sections and still ended up with the same score. I was also ones of those people that got 770 for missing 1 question on math. This is outrageous and needs to be look at. I am not going to be able to afford taking the test over and over and over again just because Collegeboard made a mistake on their behalf. I strongly want the collegeboard to consider rescoring the SAT.

Andie, FL:

 

I took the December SAT and got 41 Questions wrong. After I was devastated, I studied harder and better, using all of CBs resources and some of my own. After taking the June SAT, I thought I had improved significantly. And I did. I had gotten 20 Questions wrong, as opposed to the original 41. Regardless of my almost 50% increase in correct answers, I still got only 30 points higher on the June SAT than on the December SAT. I demand a rescore. This is heartbreaking to me and many of my fellow students. We should have done better, and College Board knows that.

Tejes, TN:

 

I went into the June SAT expecting to receive an 790 to 800 on the math portion of the exam. Unfortunately with the unfair curve my two missed questions took 50 points away from my math section. The college board claims this math exam was easier, but I calculated the average difficulty for this test to be a 2.12 per questions. The average question difficulty for the march math sat was a 2.36. Yet missing two questions on that test was a 790, and on the June test missing two was a 750. This curve is outrageous and it needs to change!

Pareesa, TX:

 

I took the SAT in December and got an okay score but I wanted to increase it so I took it again in March without much studying and got the same score. So this time I decided I would really study and try to get that 1500+. After taking the test, I felt confident about my score...until I saw my score and realized I got the same score for the third time! I really believe I should've gotten a 1500 at least, and I find this whole situation awful.

Connor, CA:

 

In March of 2018 I took the SAT with no preparation and zero confidence. I ended up doing very poorly missing a total of 56 questions. I missed 17 in math, 17 in writing and language, and 22 in reading. I ended up getting an 1170 which wasn’t a terribly low score considering how many questions I got wrong. I decided to study so I could improve my score. I spent many hours studying so that I could raise my score and get into a good school. I went into the June SAT with much more confidence and preparation. After the test I felt I did so much better than the first time. Over a month passes and I receive my scores. I am happy that I improved, but then I look at how many questions I missed. I ended up getting 7 questions wrong in math, 8 questions wrong in writing and language, and 8 questions wrong in reading. That’s a total of 23 wrong. I got 33 more questions correct and only improved by 120 points! I could’ve easily had a 1370 or higher which would have tremendously increased my chances at getting into a better school. To add to that, College Board decides to release the scores MUCH later than usual which makes it harder for students to retake the August SAT. There are so many reasons College Board is in the wrong and I hope something is done about it. Thank you.

Mary, PA:

 

One daughter got -5 on math in October and got 760. Her twin got -6 on math in June and got 670! 90 point difference for 1 less math question! First twin missed 21 in October and got 1440. Second twin missed 17 in June and got 1350! 90 points less despite twin 2 missing less! Identical IQ scores. Nearly identical standardized scores their entire lives. Nearly identical psat scores. Both got 4 on AP calc exam. Second twin has higher gpa and was doing 50-60 points better than first twin on practice exams. And studied an extra 8 months! Yet 90 points lower on June test! 1440 v 1350 when both applying to colleges????

Justin, WA:

 

2018 March: 1250, 620 R&W, 630 Math -16 Reading, -9 Writing, -14 Math 2018 June: 1290, 630 R&W, 660 Math -12 Reading, -6 Writing, -7 Math Comparing to other curves: Low: 700 Math, 650 R&W High: 750 Math, 680 R&W The claim that the 2018-06 test was easier is invalid. Section 4 had 2 easy questions and 14 hard questions. Additionally, four questions from Sections 1 and 2 were eliminated. Why do these four questions go against our score as opposed to be free boosts? We're not the ones who made the error questions. It was you who made those silly error questions.

Jacky, NY:

 

I woke up like everyone else to a notification saying that SAT scores are available. When i took the test, i felt that the test was practically the same level as the one i took march and october. I had studied for weeks for this test, staying up late just to do some practice test problems. Anyways, i log in and see that i have a 1440. At first i thought that i might have screwed up on one of the sessions, but i logged on and saw that i only got one math wrong and 11 questions wrong for the reading and writing section combined. That was around 8-9 questions more than i had last time, but i saw little improvement. I began to look at sat scoring websites like collegepanda and it told me that i should have scored around a 1500. All that hard work and feel that me and my peers have been robbed of the points that we earned and the only response that we get from the college board is that "they believe it is fair". Us students want change and their word isn't enough. We want action.

Student, GA:

 

I just wanted to improve the math section of my SAT in hopes that I could take another test in August and focus on the reading and writing section later having it superscored. I just want something over a 1400 to get a scholarship at this university I want to go to. I have worked with a private tutor and I have greatly approved my math abilities (I have consistently been scoring in the 700s when taking the practice tests college board has released). In 10th grade, I got a 680 on the math section with 13 wrong but in the June Sat I only got 1 wrong in the no calculator section and 7 in the calculator section but my score for the section came out to be a 660, 20 points less than my previous score. See now I am a rising senior and I know for a fact that I haven't gotten any dumber in the past year if anything my score should go up. Look at the scoring for the curves for the previous tests I should get about a 700-750 and my overall score should be in the mid-1300s. Further, I really don't want to keep worrying about studying for the math part of the SAT, I already spend a ton of time on it so even if they gave me a refund I'll still be very cross, and with school starting in a few months I won't have much time to spend on the SAT especially with the sport and clubs I'm involved in as well as the APs I'm taking. So #rescorejunesat

Vicki, FL:

 

My daughter got 20 more questions right, and her score came up 40 points total. When I compare to other SAT “curves”, it should have been an increase between 90 and 130 points. If they knew they test required such a harsh curve, why did they use it? I’m OK with fair equating, but this was unfair. Also, there is no reason the scoring shouldn’t be completely transparent. Post your equating system in its entirety, even before the test is given. It should never be a secret.

Nichole, TX:

 

After studying for this test for 6 months, 1:30-2 hours a day, I was so disappointed in myself when I saw that my score had only increased by 40 points from the one I took in November 2017. The shocking part was on that test, I missed 18 questions in the math section (3 were omitted however), and on this test I only missed 6. For my math score to only increase by 60 points and for my reading score to go down by 20 even though I only missed 1 more question than last time is so unfair. If I took this test any other day, my score would have been somewhere between 1350-1400, putting me in the perfect range for almost ALL of my college choices. Because of collegeboard's mistake, I only received a 1300, which means I now need to pay another 60 dollars and take the SAT again. I strongly believe this test needs to be rescored, or at least collegeboard needs to let us take another one for free or give us some real answers instead of the repetitive response of "we used the system of equating". That response isn't enough for me anymore. I want to know why 50-100 points and possibly my future was robbed from me. I want honest answers.

Chelsea, MD:

 

I took my first SAT in March with little preparation. I got my scores back and I wasn’t impressed. So I decided to take it again in June, in hopes that I would do significantly better. Due to Ap tests, I only had 3 weeks to study and I spent 4 grueling hours everyday studying. I took the practice tests on Khan academy and the last practice test I took showed that I had improved by 100 points in those three weeks. So when I went to take the SAT, I was confident that I would do amazing on the test. But my scores came back and I had only improve by 30 points, despite the fact that on every section, I did significantly better, than my March SAT. This broke my heart and I blamed myself until I ran into a Reddit forum that talked about this absurdity. Now I have no option but to retake it again. In the future I will advise everyone I know to take the ACT. I have never heard of any problems and unfairness from their side. College Board is not a non-profit. Its a fraud that sucks money out of students for their own gain. Their days are numbered.

Aris, NY:

 

I took the March SAT and got a 1420. That was okay for then and I decided to work through my AP tests in May and take the June SAT. I came out of that test on June 2nd completely confident I at least scored higher, and I felt I did very well with the least wrong, finishing with good timing, and I felt I was prepared my best after finishing my math course and my AP English Courses. June was the best time for me to take it. My feelings after the test proved true after I received my score report. I saw details on each of my SAT sections. I went from 9 wrong (710) on math to 6 wrong (670) on math. I also finally achieved a perfect score on the writing and language section (from getting 3 wrong on last test) also my reading stayed same. Yet my scores went down. What I thought would be a 1470-1490 went down to a 1390. That’s a difference that won’t fly in college admissions. I feel helpless and powerless. I dread the moment where I would get denied to my dream school, where my predicted score would have put me in a great spot for admission. But unfortunately CollegeBoard is failing at putting kids on path to college and advocating for retakes in August. I can’t even take, I’m going to volunteer at a Syrian Refugee Camp overseas. Sad :(

Justin, WA:

 

This is a follow up to my story. I would like to take a look at some of the arguments the other side has made and analyze them to assess if they're valid or not. Argument 1: The test was easier. T1: No it was not. It was actually quite similar, if not possibly a bit harder. Please look at this breakdown of Section 4 as an instance. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh_9TF_XkAI7J5p.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh_9TF8X4AE1uAg.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh_9TGAWAAAcnhb.jpg There were only 2 easy questions and 14 hard questions. Rest were medium. Argument 2: This was due to equating. T2: Please observe the score table in this article. https://princetonreview.blog/2018/07/11/why-you-dont-want-an-easy-sat/ Sure, if the test was considerably easier, then this curve would have made sense. But, since the claim that the test was considerably easier is a falsehood, this suggests that the College Board did not comply with its rules of equating. Because, in Section 4 for instance, 36/38 were medium to hard, the curve should have stayed similar or maybe slightly more lenient. Argument 3: The CB was still ethical in its testing process. T3: Why are there complaints that the 4 removed questions counted down against the students when the students had no role in the test questions design? Can you elaborate on your argument now that I pointed that out? If the CB was ethical, wouldn't these 4 removed questions work as boosters? After all, it's their fault for those defective questions. So, a concrete acknowledgement is the fair response. And please look at these. You can save the audio clip to your Google Drive and play it on the app. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LK1XZa6GrNwsapKwnXT-V-7jLXFdD1cZ/view https://twitter.com/MatterStudents/status/1017981974521229318 https://twitter.com/95njdevils/status/1017978639038722048 You are free to examine the contradictions that undermine the CB's argument. In my eyes, a refund and cancellation is not an ideal goal. The College Board can likely afford these hits in the future. So, this would be a slap on the wrist. The right solution is a fair rescore. And while that, the College Board must post a public letter acknowledging their mistake so this never happens again.

Student, CO:

 

I took the school day SAT in April. I received a 1490 (720 EBWR, 770 M). Prior to taking the school day exam, I had not studied at all for the SAT. My plan was to take both the SAT and ACT in April, see what test I did better on with no studying, and then study and retake that test in June. I ended up doing much better on the SAT, so I signed up for the June 2 SAT with essay. Between the April test and June test, I spent much more time studying using Khan Academy, and I felt very prepared having also just taken AP Lang, Calc, and Stats exams (a lot of the material was really fresh in my head and so June was the perfect time to retake the test). My goal in retaking the SAT was mainly just to score above 1500, but I was hoping for even higher. I knew I would be happy if I could even just improve my math (allowing me to super score above 1500) since I was not very pleased with my 770 in April having missed 5 questions. On the practice exams I had taken leading up to the June SAT, my writing scores were staying fairly consistent, missing 2 or 3 questions each, and my reading scores were improving a lot especially with doing the Khan Academy. All in all, I was pretty confident going into June 2nd. Taking the exam, I also felt very confident. There were a few answers I was unsure of in the reading and writing sections, but I knew (thought*) I had some room for error, and that I would still be able to get a good score. The math section I breezed through. There were a few questions that stumped me a little, but for the most part, especially the FRQs were extremely easy. I knew I did good and was really hoping for a perfect math score, but I knew (again, thought*) that even if I missed 1 or 2 answers I would still be above 770 and be able to superscore above 1500 regardless of my EBRW score. Then, in the 6 weeks of waiting for scores, I was a nervous wreck, wanting my scores and doubting my answers eventhough I couldn't exactly remember the questions to be able to really doubt myself... and then July 11th, I woke up 3 times in the middle of the night refreshing my phone, and when the scores finally popped up at 5am (approx), my heart sunk because I again saw 1490 (720 EBRW, 770 M). I honestly thought it was some mistake, and that they had just mixed up my tests since it was the EXACT same score. I was shocked I received a 770 on math because I thought I had done so well... But then I opened it and saw the number of questions I missed in each section, and I became very confused. I was confused because I had done much better than I had done on my April exam. I was confused because I did not know how to feel... upset that I got the exact same score despite hours of studying and prep, but also not upset because I honestly improved so much?? In April, I missed 7 reading questions (36), 4 writing (36), and 5 math (38.5). In June, I missed 4 reading (36), 2 writing (36), and 1 math (38.5). How did I do that much better in every area, yet receive the EXACT same score. I understand there is an equating process that is used to standardize scores and create more fairness accross all exams, but this extreme case particularly in the math section seems neither fair nor standard. On the April exam, I received a 770 math score having missed 5 questions, from multiple subsections (passport to adv math & data analysis). On the June exam, I missed a single question from a single subsection, yet received the same 770 score. To me, rather than a standardizing process, this seems like a huge assumption, for they are assuming that becuase I missed a single question, possibly even from just a simple mistake, that that is the equivalent to me making 5 errors on a previous exam. I simply do not understand how that assumption can be made when the rest of my math exam was perfect. As for my EBRW score, I feel that I made huge improvements that were not reflected in my score, and I again am just very confused. This whole situation is very frustrating, and I really more than anything would just like some real answers.

Jay, CA:

 

I was born in Seoul, South Korea. My mother was diagnosed with cancer when I was six, and in fear of dying, sent me to US so that I could have a good future and life. She fought to live, so that she could hear the great news of my SAT score. My grandparents told me before I left Korea to make sure I go to a good college. Did my mother fight cancer for nothing? Did she send her son for nothing? Did I dishonor my family and bring shame to our family?

Sophie, CA:

 

My first SAT test was the one in August of 2017, of which I scored a 1290 and missed 32 problems. The June 2018 test I missed 15 less problems, which should have earned me close to a score of 1430. Instead, I was wrongfully given a score of 1330. Where did my 100 points go? My reading and writing score should have improved greatly seeing as I missed 7 less problems however it remained at 660. It was the SAME score as my August reading and writing score, DESPITE THE FACT that I did better. I only improved by 40 points despite getting 15 more problems correct. College board is a laughing stock.

Tess, ID:

 

I spent countless dollars to prepare for the SAT. I worked so hard. I went for 4 hours a week minimum and 8 hours maximum. I need the SAT to be rescored because I won’t be able to achieve a better one. The June sat was at the best of my abilities. When the scores came out I couldn’t stop crying. I felt awful and stupid. I still feel stupid, but now it’s about trusting the college board to score me fairly

Jordyn, CA:

 

Like many others, I studied for months to prepare for the June SAT. My teachers were confident that I would receive the score I deserved after putting in so much work. When I went in to take the test, I came out assured that everything would go my way. I had July 11th stamped in my brain for a month because I was so anxious to see my scores. As soon as I woke up that July morning, I checked my scores and was so disappointed in myself. I looked at all the details of the test and realized I did not do that bad. That is when I began to question why my score was so low. A friend of mine posted multiple pictures of information containing evidence that College Board curved the test. For a $40-$60 test, one would think the creators would not want to mess up and make the test “too easy”, but that is exactly what they did. I refuse to take the SAT again if they are going to continue to sabotage my scores.

Elizabeth, CA:

 

I took the SAT in October of 2017 and scored a 1350 with a total of thirty questions incorrect. Then when I took the SAT in June I only got a 1300 despite the fact that I got nine more questions correct.

Diana, FL:

 

The CollegeBoard designed and chose to administer a poorly designed test. After waiting over a month to receive my score I was dissapointed. All the time I spent studying has been wasted. A simply mistake could cost me 30 points. At this point I cannot take the SAT again in time for college applications. The only acceptable response is to rescore the test.

Jeremy, CA:

 

On the June SAT I scored a 1390, much lower than I had anticipated for only missing 13 questions on the entire 150+ question test. For only missing 3 math questions I was penalized 80 points, and because 4 whole English questions were removed from the test the reading and writing scores were extremely harsh as well. I want justice #RescoreJuneSAT

Atharva, CA:

 

For so many kids to actually worsen their score from the previous SAT is actually really stupid. This has never happened before and I don't think that Collegeboard's equating is nearly as accurate as they say it is.

Ricky, NY:

 

The first time I took the SAT was in March. I scored a 1490 and was elated because I knew, with practice, I would be able to score higher. However, it was disheartening to find out that I dropped 60 points on the June test even when I got 3 more questions right. I had hoped the June test would be my last, but under these circumstances, my college apps will be delayed, my bank account will lose more money, and my plan to tackle college apps will be delayed.

Student, TX:

 

I practiced extensively for this test, took multiple practice tests, and made good use of the Khan Academy SAT site. The June SAT was supposed to be my last SAT as a rising senior because I was planning to start preparing to take August and October SAT Subject Tests. Unfortunately, because College Board screwed the curve and scores for the test, I did not get the score that I was aiming for and now must spend more time and money to take the August SAT. I would love to ditch College Board and give my business to the ACT but sadly, I've invested a lot of time practicing for this test, so it would only be detrimental if I were to switch tests completely. This only further impacts my college applications because now I still have to worry about the SAT in addition to writing my essays and preparing for SAT Subject Tests.

Sai, NJ:

 

I have spent around 6,000 dollars in preparation for the June exam. After the completion of the prep course, I felt stronger and more enabled about tackling the assessment. After completing said assessment on test day, I felt as if I did very well, a score around the 1400s. However, to my dismay, I received a score of 1340. This was quite unpleasant but I knew it was my fault for making careless errors. However, that thought process ceased at that moment. I noticed i got a 700 on the math section for getting 4 questions wrong. This curve has been on my mind for the past few days and I feel as if I am being unfairly and unjustly represented pertaining to my test-taking skills. I feel like all the work I put in has been part of a big scheme operated by CB. I expect to see a change imminently.

Person, NY

 

Imagine getting 13 questions wrong on the March SAT and scoring a 1490. Now imagine getting 11 questions wrong on the June SAT and scoring a 1390. 2 more questions correct, 100 points down. It does not make sense that a standardized test should receive a complete overhaul in difficulty, a completely new curve never seen before, 4 questions just thrown out, or a loss of 30 points for one question. Especially when there is no QAS available for June, so they don’t have to embarrass themselves further by showing their grading curve. For the higher achieving students who all focused on June, they now have to take another test at a later date. About as nonprofit as Apple.

Magdalena, MD:

 

I was one of many people who took the June 2018 SAT test, taking it for the third - and what I thought would be the last - time, hoping to get my math and reading scores up high enough in order to be competitive for the colleges I plan to apply to. I spent MONTHS studying, taking practice tests including the PSAT, and working away in my AP English and math classes for that last shot. Then, on June 2nd, after three hours of slaving away over the test booklet, I came out of that room feeling I'd killed that test; maybe, a not-so-small part of me hoped, enough to earn that legendary 1600. A month and a half later, those dreams were soullessly crushed beneath a math score that saw no change from the last time I took it, and a reading score with too little change. Despite only missing five math questions - compared to the ten I'd missed last time - I was handed the same score. Additionally, College Board decided to give me a forty-point increase in Reading & Writing for missing ten questions less than last time. (With four questions omitted, of course. Nice one, College Board.) Now, I'm an incoming high school senior with a loaded schedule, with barely enough time and money to take the test again along with needed SAT Subject tests, let alone study. Most likely, my scores won't be up to par. Most likely, I'll lose a vital edge in my college applications. Most likely, July 11th will be a day to live in infamy for me for the rest of my academic career, along with that of thousands of others.

Person, NY:

 

If SAT is a standardized test, then it is CB job to ensure the consistency, thus the curve used for scoring should not have such huge difference! The reason used to justify CB scoring has been "easy test". What is the evidence for CB to claim so? If they used a control group, that control group may not be representative for the pool of students who took June SAT! If CB used the percentiles of June test results to do the scoring, it is also wrong, because the pool of the students in June are typically very strong and well prepared due to just finishing two weeks AP exams. Using percentiles to determine SAT scores means the students who took June test are competing among themselves, this is NOT fair to students. It is fine to use cumulative percentiles over past few years, and as long as the tests are consistent, there should not be huge differences in terms of scores corresponding to the # of errors among different version tests. THIS is called being fair and consistent to all students who take the test on any day! So what happened to June SAT test it's totally CB's fault, and it's the students who get hurt! CB says they want to be fair to all students who took the test on any date, but what they did is totally unfair to June SAT test takers. If CB gets away with this now, in the future all test takers, whether they did well or not, will absolutely have no idea about their scores when they finish the test. Then how can SAT scores be used to determine the student's future? A real nightmare! CB must provide remedies this time!

Reghan, NC:

 

Students are real human beings, not statistical machines. Using an “equating” process to weigh certain tests more than others, is the complete opposite of my previous statement. No mathematical formula can determine how well a student will do on any test. SAT scores are determined by how much effort is put into preparation and the many years of education leading up to this college determining test. Knowing that my June SAT score would be almost 120 points higher if graded the same as the March 2018 exam frustrates me. I put my all into getting a high score so as to be a good contender for colleges such as Yale and Duke, yet my hard work was backtracked by a college board statistical formula that weighed questions heavier than the standard. If you put the test out there, it should be graded exactly the same as any other SAT. It is the job of College Board to screen the tests before administering them, it is the job of the students to put there all into getting a good score for college.

Gurleen, IL:

 

By all means I did better on the June SAT. However, my score does not reflect that. On a literal level, that does not even make sense. My raw scores (number of questions I answered correctly) are the highest I have ever received. On the last SAT I took, I got 9, 4, and 2 questions incorrect on the three sections. This time around, I got 5, 3, and 1 questions incorrect on the three sections; I got more questions correct. However, my overall score is lower! I was tested on the same skills established by the SAT, and my score does NOT reflect my competency in carrying out those skills. I deserve credit for the work I completed and do not deserve an unfair curve because the College Board failed to equate my exam within a reasonable measure. Because I had originally felt great about how I tested, I sent my score out to highly competitive colleges using the four free score reports. Now, however, I have no way to rescind the score reports and have to pay for yet another exam and even more score reports to be sent out. I appeal to the College Board and wish no student ever face an ordeal like this.

Rebeca, TX:

 

On my May SAT I missed 31 questions and received a 1370, on the June SAT I only missed 15 and received a 1360. Additionally, on the math section in May I missed 5 and this time around I missed 4 but received a score that was 40 points lower. It is unfair for the College Board to punish thousands of test takers because the test was flawed, our futures are on the line, and we should all be scored on an even playing field.

Charles, FL:

 

I worked carefully to prepare for the June SAT, and was certain I did very well when I walked out the testing site. But I was shocked when I saw my score on Wednesday! It was 50 points lower than the score according to the usual score chart by CB! I only missed one problem in math, but lost 30 points! How can this be? It's such huge difference with the curve from all previous tests! There is no consistency anymore.

Ariana, MA:

 

The June SAT test had many flaws including the harsh math curve and up to 4 missing questions on the Reading/Writing section. With 4 questions missing, 2 from each section, the remaining questions were scored much harshly. Both the Math section and Reading/Writing section had unfair harsh curves. However, since College Board believes that they have the right to say if a person got only 3 questions wrong on this easy June test, then they would obviously get 7-9 questions wrong on a more difficult test due to their process of 'equating'. There is a huge flaw in this system as high scoring individuals will have no way to define themselves in this system. In the June SAT you would need to get all right for an 800 or lose 20-30 points per question. This makes it impossible to really measure academic ability and you can not get a 780 or 790 to define a student. Another point is that if the student got 58/58 math questions correct they would get an 800 no matter what. This goes along to other tests too. So would an 800 on the easier SAT be equivalent to the 800 on the harder SAT? It would not. The main problem that I see of the June SAT is the unscorable questions on the reading/writing section of the test. Out of 52 reading questions, 2 were unscorable. Students spent time on those unscorable questions (which possibly had 2 correct answers or no answer at all) making it a question that students would take even more time on to see if they could get the right question. This continues into the writing questions with another 2 unscorable questions. Out of 44, only 42 were scored for most exams. This was unfair to the students since each question that was not scored increased the weight/worth of each question wrong. This is emphasized in the pictures provided by the twitter user @ShiffyTweets. The images displayed were from two different people, both who took the June 2nd SAT. One image was a test form with a total of 43 questions (1 unscorable) while the other form had the full 44 questions (0 unscorable). Both display that each user had in total 1 incorrect answer, 42/43 correct and 43/44 correct. The 43/44 questions correct was scored and it received 38/40 points. The 42/43 questions correct was scored and it received 36/40 points. Both students had only 1 incorrect answer and since one student's form had an unscorable question (The College Board's fault), they lost an extra 20 points out of their total SAT score. Now if anything is unfair, that is one of them. A student is being punished for the mistakes of the College Board. ***The College Board did not give an equal opportunity to the students. Students who had a smaller number of starting total questions had unfair scores since the College Board didn't care if you had less total questions, they only counted the amount that you got right. NOW THAT IS UNFAIR. The College Board needs to rescore this exam, give a refund or fee waiver to all the students who took it, and provide an extra testing date in August to those who are unable to sign up for it due to the test centers being full.

Brendan, CA:

 

I had already been stressed out about college applications, and after getting my June SAT scores back, although I had hoped for improvement I was welcomed with disappointment. I had gotten more questions right than my previous test in March, but my score was 90 points lower.

Disha, NJ:

 

The first time I took the SAT in March my score was a 1470. Good but could be much better. So when I walked out of the June SAT I felt pretty confident I scored something above a 1500. However, despite getting 8 less questions wrong than the last time, my score dropped to a 1440. This does not accurately represent my abilities at all.

Andrew, FL:

 

I was robbed over 70 points from the math and reading sections combined. It is unfair that they administered this test in the first place even if they knew of the consequences.

Aman, NC:

 

After wanting to get my score of a 1270 up, I decided to retake the SAT in June & spend money on a prep course. I took it in June & got 8 more right on the reading, the same right on Writing, & 1 less wrong on the math. My overall score dropped 30 points! I have to apply to college this year & the only time I can take it now is August & if I screw up then I’m done, I can’t get the scholarship I want, this is ridiculous. We want justice.

Sarah, NY:

 

I took my psat and got a score of 1230 which was ok but I knew that my score had to be at least 150 points higher to get into my dream schools; therefore, I prepped for this exam for over three months and took around 10 full sat practice tests, to complete my prep I even invested in a, quite expensive may I add, test masters course. One month deep into the course I knew that I had mastered the sat and was scoring above the 1400’s repeatedly. Then April came along and my school gave us the first official sat, my nerves took over me and I had a full panic attack during the sat thinking “this is the most important test of my life” and got back a 1200 which I was destroyed by. Then June came along and I payed to retake the sat and left feeling confident with my score. Six weeks pass and I get my score and see that it is a 1280 at this point I was just confused, yes my score was higher but I expected more. After calculating my score compared to past curves I realize that I should’ve gotten 1350-1400. Frankly I feel betrayed and have lost hope in education of this time if organizations can get away with this injustice and by the fact that one test can impact 1000’s of futures so much.

Sophie, CA:

 

Like every other story, I was disappointed with my score and then realized I was not alone. Luckily, everyone in this generation has been strong enough to speak out. News networks and online influencers are beginning to back this cause - and so far it has helped spread the word immensely. My theory is that many of the news programs did this solely as a means of politics - a large mass of people are upset, so they will be upset with them. Siding with large masses equals traffic to their platform, equals money. This is NOT a bad thing, because this is how change occurs. Our best bet is that colleges will do the same thing - whether they agree with #rescorejuneSAT or not, they want to appeal to potential students (aka, potential money in their pockets). And an easy way to do that would be to DROP THE REQUIREMENT OF ADDING STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES TO APPLICATIONS. They could say they are a part of a movement to look at students by their abilities and worth, not by a number. They could say that said number is not, and never was, an accurate representation of a student’s worth. And whether this act was true from their hearts or not, they would be directly making the change.

Laura, GA:

 

I only had a 30 point improvement since taking the SAT in May, however I answered 18 more questions correctly on the June SAT. My score is a 1200 but it should’ve been more than that and now I don’t have a good chance of getting into UGA because my SAT score is below the middle 50%.

Ariel, IN:

 

My name is Ariel and I am graduating high school a year early. I have been wanting to go to New York University for years. When I received my SAT score, I noticed that my scores were about 70 under what a typical student applying to NYU would receive and I was disappointed that I was that close but did not receive it. Later that night, I saw the #rescorejunesat trending and I immediately realized what would happen. This has forever impacted my life. This is not some test. This is our college entrance. This determines our future. It is not our fault the test was faulty in your eyes. Rescore this test and I will respect you. But at this point in time, you are ruining my chances. You will forever be a company I will tell my friends to never use. The ACT will continue to take over. Rescore and maybe you have a chance. But at this point, pride seems to be more important.

Averi, MI:

 

So I took the SAT on June 2nd, and I thought it went so much better than my first time taking the SAT in April. I was totally looking for a better score and I thought it was gonna be way better than my 980 in April. However, turns out when I received my score in July it was worse! I had received a 960. I cried and I felt really dumb and that I would never get into my Number one school choice. I’m a bad test taker, but I thought that I did so good the second time taking the test. I have taken many honors classes at my school and I have a 3.5 GPA, and I still have a bad SAT score. I don’t understand, and now I’m working really hard to try and get a better score for the SAT that I will be taking for the third time in August. I feel dumb, but I will do whatever’s it takes to get into my first choice school.

L, NJ:

 

1. We studied for a regular SAT

2. We planned our summer and schedule based on taking a regular SAT

3. We paid for a regular SAT

4. What were we given ... some aberration of a SAT

5. Can SAT say what we would have gotten on a so called regular test

6. Read the posts on the difficulty of this test read the SAT published difficulty of the questions

7. Is perfection the only possible outcome now

8. We all have to test again and bc of our months of preparing for SAT can’t switch

9. We are all messed up with summer timelines, SAT subject tests, now another redo all in the month we dedicated to college essay prep

10. Just how much pressure should be on a 17 year old?

11. Worries about teen suicide and opioid use .., them stop demanding perfection SAT and college, stop demanding we do nothing but KEEP taking studying for and paying for this Test that the Test makers can’t even get right

#rescorethejunesat

Add another test date And if this is the new model ... offer this disposable test weekly so we can all take it twenty time and superstore perfection

Madison, VA:

 

The June sat was my first time taking the sat. When I received my score it was like the end of the world I cried for two days. When I heard about the harsh curve I was shocked. So I decided to take my score and rescore it myself there was a 170 point difference. It amazes me that none of us were informed before all of us wasted time and money to get inaccurate scores. I feel College Board has lied to all of us and robbed our money, time and effort.

Arturo, PR:

 

I got 3 wrong in math and got a 720. Last time I got 8 wrong and got the same score. In the English section i got 13 more correct answers and only went up 40 points. How is a math question worth 30 points but an English one worth less than 10? #rescorejunesat

Sophie, DE:

 

This was my first time taking the SAT, and I chose the June test date because I had conflicts with the two earlier dates. After waiting over a month for my scores, which made me really anxious, I saw I got a 1330. I was ok with my score, but I then learned after calculating my score online that I should of gotten at least gotten a 1400. Having this higher score would of secured my spot at my reach schools, and would of made me more eligible for scholarships at others. Now, I have to take the SAT again in August at a school that is 40 minutes away since all other test centers are full. If the collegeboard doesn’t rescore our tests, they should at least give us a refund or partial refund. It is not our fault we chose the June test and you made it “easier.”

Jessica, FL:

 

I took the sat 5 times in order to get the best possible bright futures scholarship which would cover all of my tuition. I have the gpa and the volunteer hours all I would need is to get a 1290 on the sat. I already had a 1250 coming into the June one and I was positive I was going to get it after taking the test. Despite improving by 7 questions on the math I was crushed to find out my score on both math and reading only went up 10 points resulting in 1270. After months of hard work I missed my goal by 20 points and it absolutely devastated me. That was my last chance to get my desired score and if it weren’t for the harsh curve I would have gotten well over a 1290.

Luke, TX:

 

I got an 1150 and I was very disappointed. I spent weeks at an sat tutoring class and I thought my score would be a lot better.

Natalie, TX:

 

After starting my SAT prep classes and spending long hours of work, I finally felt confident in the test that I had taken and was so ready to receive my score. The kick in the face that I received instead not only discredited my hard work due to someone else’s mistake, but also has left me in panic to do well on what I plan to be my last test.

Natalie, FL:

 

I was ten points off from getting the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. This SAT meant everything to me because I wanted to relieve that weight off my parent's shoulders. They are currently paying for my medical bills after my appendectomy and I will be having another surgery in a week. It grieves my family and I that I did not get the scholarship because I got 17 more correct and got the same score.

Farid, MD:

 

I got 5 more questions right in the June SAT Math than the May one but got a 580 in Math in June and 590 in May. And somehow I got 20 more questions right on the reading and grammar sections on the June test than I did on the May test but only received 60 more points overall.