Why you can get a good score on the June SAT/ACT

Written by Michael Ionescu

As many of you already know, both the next SAT/ACT are scheduled for June of this year unless there are any other delays.

Most of the students who have had their testing dates cancelled have been rescheduled for the June dates, which means that these test dates are going to be packed. This also means that students have a great chance at getting a competitive score.

Here’s why: standardized tests scores are largely based on a normal curve where the middle 50% of students score mid tier score about a 500 on the SAT and a 21 on the ACT. Traditionally, when more people take the test the curve has a much greater spread thus being favorable to most students.

When fewer people take the test, the curve has a tendency to be very narrow and steep, which can be very punishing towards students who make silly mistakes. I covered this in a previous blog where the June 2018 SAT math curve was so punishing that a 640 on the June 2018 SAT was about a 700 on any other SAT.

The large difference in score is most likely due to the fact that a relatively small number of people took the test, and there was a disproportionate number of people who had a high raw score thereby affecting the curve negatively. With a larger number of people taking the test, it is virtually a guarantee that the curve will be more balanced.

So take this time to study up for the June test dates. Be safe, and if anyone needs remote tutoring services during this quarantine period check us out.

You May Also Like…

Schedule a Free Consultation

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
What Services Are You Interested In?

Tailored Solutions

With more than a decade working one-on-one with individual as well as groups of students, i2i Education recognizes that every student is different, necessitating unique strategies. 

We tailor our strategies to maximize each student's strengths and give them the tools to overcome their challenges.

Through our encounters with thousands of students and seeing first-hand how students make mistakes, we have developed unique ways to help students improve quickly.



Interaction and communication are the keys to understanding why students make mistakes and to helping them fix those mistakes.


We don't believe in gimmicks or "tricks" to the test.


We do believe in quality practice and informed strategy.