Your score report just came in – but are those numbers for real? You spent hours preparing for the SAT, ACT or an AP exam, yet the score doesn't seem to reflect that. Is it possible that there was a mistake in the scoring process? If so, you may want to investigate an appeal.
Just because the scoring for these tests is mostly automated (except for the essay portions), that doesn't mean the process is infallible. Luckily, the test makers also realize this and offer score verification for those who'd like to double-check the numbers.