Study Notes: Past SAT Curves

Don’t be afraid of the curve.

Literally, there is no SAT curve, which means SAT scores will never be affected by how other test takers perform on the test. The term ‘curve’ used in the SAT communities refers to ‘equating process’, which is used by the College Board to address for variations in difficulty among different test dates.

I know the ‘curve’ these days is notoriously bad, the test hasn’t gotten much easier correspondingly, and there is much less room for error. However, remember that all test takers are on the same boat: The average score will probably goes down.

If you have problems in preparing for the test, you could check My SAT Study Guide.

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