An ‘Easy’ SAT and Terrible Scores

By Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed).

When students took the SAT in June, many of them reported that the mathematics portion seemed unusually easy. They were correct.

But on Wednesday, many discovered that an SAT that is easier than expected can turn an expected 760 score into a 610 or worse. For rising high school seniors hoping for just another 40 points or so to impress colleges (beyond the score they likely earned a few months ago), this was not what they were expecting.

Word spread on various social media outlets, including the new @rescoreJuneSAT Twitter feed and another one, @rescoresat (featuring the emoji at right). Angry test takers appealed to the College Board for a do-over of some type and asked for intervention from President Trump and Ellen DeGeneres, among others.  Go to the Article