You log into your College Board account on SAT score release day. Your heart drops, your score has been flagged and is under review. What does this mean? It could happen because of an outside report by another test taker or statistical analysis from inside College Board. Either way, you will have to figure out how to defend your score.
The test taker has four options:
Any university that was sent the score will be notified that it has been cancelled. College Board will close the review.
You will have to achieve a score close to the original (about 120-150 points) to validate.
If you decide on this option, you will have to send information that demonstrates you did not cheat or allow someone else to cheat off you.
You should request any documents College Board is using to question the validity of your SAT score. This includes:
The biggest challenge many students face is writing clear and logical arguments. Organizing your “appeal” can be tough. Fighting through a range of emotions to express how hard you studied can muddle your presentation of evidence. Make an outline and set forth your arguments using succinct language.
Go through your evidence and write how each document supports the validity of your SAT score. Organize your arguments from strongest to weakest and use heading to make the presentation appear organized.
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