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coleslaw
05-10-2003, 05:17 PM
A man attempted to answer all questions incorrectly on the SAT recently. However, he actually failed at total failure, as he managed to incorrectly select two incorrect answers on the test. Still, his total score was 400, the lowest score possible. :heh:

DaNewbie
05-10-2003, 05:26 PM
After solving each math problem, and noting that the solution corresponded to an existing option, I selected the MOST ABSURD alternative answer. Since this test date did not offer a detailed question and answer reporting option, I cannot share this extra humorous touch with the public.

lol!

:heh:

Butch
05-10-2003, 05:29 PM
Eh . . . I could do better . . . or worse . . . however ya wanna look at it ;)

gear02
05-10-2003, 05:57 PM
he was trying for the lowest RAW score...I mean anyone can get a 400 by just signing their name and leaving.

coleslaw
05-10-2003, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by gear02
he was trying for the lowest RAW score...I mean anyone can get a 400 by just signing their name and leaving.

Is that true? You still get 1/4 of a point for blank answers, right?

gear02
05-10-2003, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by coleslaw

Is that true? You still get 1/4 of a point for blank answers, right?

Nope. Blank answers get no points. You lose points for answering multiple choice questions wrong.

coleslaw
05-10-2003, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by gear02

Nope. Blank answers get no points. You lose points for answering multiple choice questions wrong.

Now that I think about it, you are correct. I must have been thinking of some other standardized test that I had to take. :P

DaNewbie
05-10-2003, 06:50 PM
Note that leaving the test blank gives one scaled scores that are slightly higher than the lowest possible scaled scores. According to these example curves, one actually needs to get at least seven questions wrong (approximately) in each division to have a chance at the lowest possible scaled scores.

so basically, you do get points if you leave everything blank :)

ShawnLee
05-10-2003, 06:57 PM
I'm honestly impressed, 200 points for each? Man, almost makes me ashamed for having a relatively higher SAT score.

Joshua
05-10-2003, 06:59 PM
Actually, I really meant to pass, but invented this story after seeing my score to try to save face. :blush:

attgig
05-10-2003, 09:02 PM
He helped out all the people taking the test on april. Because they determine the final score (400-1600) based on percentiles. He skewed the sampling of scores, and prolly helped a few extra kids get 10-20 extra points on their test....

nice...
hey high school kids, if you guys want help...get some older folks to take the test the same day, and make ALL of them get 400 :P

ShawnLee
05-10-2003, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by attgig
He skewed the sampling of scores, and prolly helped a few extra kids get 10-20 extra points on their test....

I told my cousin the same. Of course, I also emphasized the fact that he's more of an idiot than what he originally thought he was.

gear02
05-10-2003, 10:03 PM
I don't think one person can make a difference (sounds familiar?)

I mean there are millions and millions of people out there who take this thing so statistically, this one score won't make too much of a difference.

Besides I bet there are countless people out there who actually get 400 scores and they aren't trying to get that score.