Tue 14 Dec, 2004 07:45 pm
Im a sophomore and I took the PSAT and I got the results back today. I got a combined score of 148. To me this seemd low and I should of got a higher score because I score between 120-150 on IQ tests. Does this mean i am stupid?
Your posting shows some confusion in basic English grammar.
Lightbulb, These standardized tests have been challenged a number of times because of cultural bias. No one is stupid, but some lack test-taking skills. Many have said that the PSAT is a good predictor of success in college, and I'm not surprised, because some colleges are just extensions of high school.
That score does seem rather low, and I think you should question it.
lightbulb, Welcome to A2K. Since the good people of A2K have pretty much answered your question, I'll just sit back and extend my welcome.
No, you are not stupid. Don't ever denegrate yourself; always think positive. No one single event in life is that important.
I believe that IQ, is nothing more than a simple test, which means nothing.
Well, it was first devised by Alfred Binet who simply wanted to separate the educable from the non educable, then Stanford took it over. If one tends to be creative, then it may be possible to have a low score.
PoeticMisterE, Do you write poetry, or is that just a handle?
This might clarify things a bit:
Trying to remember the name of the fellow who tried to measure creativity. I'll check it out.
PME sounds so much like some kind of women ailment. LOL
Wait guys... Im a junior I've been looking for my PSAT score for a while. Where can you go to look it up?
standardized tests are tough for some people because some people just don't test well. Doesn't mean your dumb.
RBHSwr, Welcome to A2K from a guy that barely got into college, but still finished in the top 25 percent of my class.
where did you go to college, Impostor
CSU Hayward in California.
Cool... and i know i should know this, but how is the PSAT graded, how much is it out of and all?
The PSAT is just that, a practice test. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Focus on your SAT.
Ask someone in your school guidance office for your scores.
yes. hopelesly. dropout now and go apply at Wal Mart.
Got it. For another thing, does PSAT even matter unless youre one of the very few who make it to be National Merit Semifinalists?
The PSAT's are mostly practice, but if you score poorly on the SAT's (which many colleges require) a good PSAT score may show that your poor scores are not typical.