Introduction to SAT/ACT Curves

If you’ve never heard of standardized testing curves or don’t know how they’re applied on the SAT or ACT, these videos are for you. They should give you a thorough overview of what curves are and how they’re used to score your exam. Watch the video for the exam you’re taking.


Introduction to the ACT Curve

Watch this view to learn:

  • What an ACT curve is and how to calculate your score from one
  • Why curves differ from test to test
  • The difference between raw scores and scaled scores
  • What a “tough” curve means and what a “forgiving” curve means when it comes to the ACT
  • The best time to take the ACT
  • Common curve misconceptions

Introduction to the New SAT 2016 Curve

Watch this view to learn:

  • What a curve is and what it looks like for the New SAT
  • How to calculate your score for the new SAT using a curve
  • Why curves differ from test to test
  • The difference between raw scores and scaled scores
  • What a “tough” curve means and what a “forgiving” curve means when it comes to the SAT
  • The best time to take the SAT
  • Common curve misconceptions