On the off chance that your score is under audit, it doesn’t mean we’re dropping it; it implies we need more data to decide if we can approve it. We put a moderately little level of answer sheets under the survey after every organization to decide whether any understudy had an unjustifiably favorable position. We owe it to universities, grant suppliers, and in particular, to understudies to report scores that are reasonable, precise, and substantial.
We trust this post will enable you to comprehend our audit procedure, including:
- Why we banner scores for audit.
- How we audit hailed scores.
- What you can do to enable us to approve your score.
If you don’t mind note: We’re very glad for the diligent work understudies put in to do well on the SAT, and we praise high scores and score increments by understudies from all foundations.
We never survey scores since they’re high, and it’s extraordinary for us to drop any score. We do as such just when we’re profoundly certain we have considerable proof that negates the score. All through the audit procedure, we assume the best about each understudy.
Why Collegeboard Flags Scores
When we score the SAT, we run measurable examinations to distinguish potential test security concerns, for example, surprising understanding among at least two understudies who stepped through a similar exam. This implies the understanding between the understudies’ good and bad answers was impossible.
Now, we don’t have a clue who the appropriate response sheets have a place with—and we don’t have the foggiest idea about their race, sexual orientation, or some other individual subtleties. We just have understudy ID numbers.
How Collegeboard Reviews Flagged Scores
When we distinguish a potential score legitimacy concern, we hope to check whether there are whatever other data that could show the score may not be legitimate.
Notwithstanding surprising answer sheet similitudes, different elements that may propose a score isn’t legitimate include:
A few understudies with comparative answer sheets have had test scores dropped previously.
The understudy’s answers not just match other understudies’ responses to an impossible degree, they additionally coordinate an answer key or “cheat sheet” coursing among understudies.
There’s no scratch work in the understudy’s test book.
It’s uncommon for us to discover any of these things; it’s significantly more abnormal for us to discover multiple.
On the off chance that we don’t discover extra motivations to scrutinize the score, we’ll approve it and discharge it to the understudy. If we do locate extra, significant reasons, we’ll proceed with our audit and welcome the understudy to give any data that supports their score.
What You Can Do
This is what you can do to enable us to approve your score:
1. Submit proof that supports it.
Any data about your test experience that is significant to your score, including other government-sanctioned test scores, your secondary school transcript, and your evaluations can enable us to decide the legitimacy of your score.
2. Retake the SAT—for nothing, and whenever it might suit you.
You don’t need to coordinate your unique score to have us approve it. For instance, by and large, if you score inside 120–150 points in each area (Reading and Math) of your addressed score, we might most likely approve it.
3. Request a conference with an unbiased outsider.
The American Arbitration Association will choose an autonomous referee to enable us to decide if we can approve your score. You can likewise request that we drop your score and get a full discount—and you can step through the exam once more.