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Did Extra Tough December SAT I Mean Lower-Than-Usual Scores?

Question: My son, a junior, took the SAT I in Dec. 2010 and thought the test was far more challenging than the College Board's blue book practice. He scored very well in practice (CR 720, M 800) When he received his scores, he was shocked to find CR 660, M 690. Some say the test was the "hardest in history". Also the "curve was insane". Your thoughts please?

I've actually received mixed reports on the December SAT I, with the most frequent assessment being that the vocab was harder than usual but the rest of the test was easier. Of course, such remarks are quite subjective, and I've also heard other dissenting opinions.

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