I have always had a theory that I should have scored a perfect score for my SAT prep exams. For years I have said it to myself countless times, but I can’t find the words to explain to you exactly how it is, but it is a theory that I believe is true.
So, I went to bed this morning with the belief that I had an A on my SAT prep review, and then I woke up and felt pretty horrible. I thought for sure that I had been cheated, but it looks like I may have gotten an D. The most likely reason for the low score is that I got some really bad advice from a friend of mine who I have kept in touch with for the last six years.
I was shocked when I read the transcript of the interview. I had gotten my friend to send me a transcript of a phone interview with a high school student and the kid had given her an A+. Of course, one of my friends who is more than up to speed on the interview was shocked too. She said she was thinking about coming to her school to check it out, and if it was an A+, she would be cool with that.
I was more than shocked. I was actually a little disappointed. I didn’t think she could do well because I thought she was pretty far off. But I’m glad she did because it means we’re not the only ones who think we’re really good.
I think one of the reasons that people get upset over the “A” score is that it seems to be the only thing that matters. Maybe if there were other things that matter that students would give more than A+. I do think that it is a good thing to give students an A+ because it means they have a good idea of what they are doing, and that they are working hard and not just sitting around and wasting time.
And if you were going to make this a thing, you could easily give students an A-FACTOR score, so that students could know that they were not just wasting their time. It’s just an idea, though.
This doesn’t seem like a very good idea, but it is an idea. It would also make it more difficult for students to get perfect scores. Because students would think that they could “get away with” something after putting in the work and not getting perfect scores.
If anyone is going to give us a perfect score, they should, of course, be the ones who are thinking about it the most. That is why we created simonebiles.com. We want to make it easy for students to access and remember their scores. We will have a list of names and high scorers for every section of this website.
To put it simply, it’s hard enough to get perfect scores, but the system needs to be easy to use. We’re not going to just make it harder for people to do this, we want to make it easier to do.