My daughter got a 1200 on the 2400-scale SAT last year, when she was in 7th grade. What is she likely to get on the real SAT when it comes around?

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You can predict your future score by looking up your current percentile: http://blog.prepscholar.com/whats-a-good-7th-grade-act-/-sat-score

Your daughter is scoring in the 75th percentile with a 1200 as a 7th grader. This predicts a score of 1700 in the 11th grade (current SAT percentile chart here) - at least, on the old out-of-2400 SAT.

However, because the new SAT is scored on a 1600 scale, this means her nominal score will probably be an 1130 in 11th grade. Due to the effect of regression to the mean, your daughter score will probably be a tad closer to average than predicted by percentile alone, so something like an 1100 may be more accurate.

Even though your daughter got a score much less than the average nationwide SAT score, she actually did great for her year, and will likely get a much better score later.

Also, you should read statistical predictions with a grain of salt. While statistics tells us on average what will happen, every student is unique and it's very possible to do much better (or worse) than average.

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