Does anyone know how ACT scores translate to SAT scores, for example a 30 ACT score is equivalent to what on the SAT? Can someone also tell me which is a better score, a 27e/33m or a 580v/710m, so I can put more focus on one. Thanks a lot!
It has nothing to do with honor,pride, responsibility and dedication but everything to do with familiarity. A board member who prepped for the SATs, took the SATs, whose friends took the SATs, and whose kids took the SATs is much more familiar with the SATs than the ACTs. There are certain areas of the country where NO ONE takes the ACTs. And I am sure the opposite applies.2011'sMom said:I would like to think that the people on the committee are dedicated and proud to be on the committee and view it as a high honor and responsibility to make the best selections possible.
Bingo. The only official comparison that I have ever seen was the composite scores which The Commissioner posted. When I sat on MOC boards many years ago, that was the comparison handed to us. There is not enough information given to accurately compare the individual sections to each other. In the SATs, a given percentile verbal score is lower than the same percentile math score. How is this compensated in an ACT/SAT comparison? One has to guess to a certain extent, and, in my opinion, people are going to favor the familiar.Just_A_Mom said:I don't think the problem is so much as in deciphering the scores as being able to compare candidates.
Lets do an exercise. Take the Commissioner's comparison chart, which is either the SAT or the ACT official conversion, the other is similiar, and convert azhockey's individual ACT scores to equivilant SAT scores. The only thing you can do is make an educated guess which is not fair to anyone.My point: Focus on the one you do best on and don't worry about the MOC. Paid staffers who do this year in, year out are the information gatekeepers and I'm fully confident they are capable of translating for any volunteers who don't understand the tests.
You're right though about my having more confidence in MOCs than you. I've not heard of a single instance where MOCs who allow and encourage either/both exams have been found unable to translate. That may be true for BGOs who are all volunteers.
Maybe it doesn't make sense to you but it does to most. Time management and testmanship are important parts of each test. Some master these procedures in practice tests, some do not. Until a student has taken a single test mastering both these concepts, he can do better. Furthermore, even after a single test where he has "done his best" he still doesn't know where he falls in his normal range. He should continue to take the test until he is assured that he is on the upper end of his own personal bell curve.Doing "everything" is like saying "take the test until you've done your best." Neither of which make any sense of course.
One more time so that your good question is not lost in all the rhetoric...One thing that is worth considering, especially if your MOC selects primary nominations, is to do well in the test that his board recognizes. Which is the more common test in your area? In your case, if it is the ACT, you are golden. If it is the SAT, you might want to consider continuing to work on both, ACTs for the Academy and SATs for the MOC board.
You're being asked to worry and address something that is totally unnecessary, "irrelevant", and purely speculative and presumptious. Give 'em your best and go get 'em.
Luckily he asked the question instead of depending on your advice huh?azhockey said:She actually told me that they do not think as highly of the ACT as they do the SAT.