Tuesday, March 16

Better Grades on Standardized Tests

Here is one way to get better grades on your SATs - take the test together with fewer people. According to this research, the bigger the field of competition, the less likely a person used to feel that effort will propel them to the top. Taking standardized tests with a small group of people tends to increase scores. Yet another reason to keep Shabbat and take these tests on Sunday!


At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was in high school, there was a belief that the Sunday tests were worse for you as an individual, because of the score normalization. As all SAT grades are supposed to be equivalent across all tests for a five (?) year period, one needed to do better relative to the better educated and prepared Jewish kids in order to get a higher score. This might have been a myth, but it does make a certain amount of sense: the College Board would not be interested in the average score for Sunday test-takers to be higher than the overall average.


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