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National Merit Scholarship cutoff scores
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Posted on 04/27/2010 2:15:34 PM PDT by ex-snook

Qualifying Scores for the Class of 2010 National Merit Semifinalists:

Alabama 208
Alaska 211
Arizona 210
Arkansas 203
California 218
Colorado 215
Connecticut 218
Delaware 219
District of Columbia 221
Florida 211
Georgia 214
Hawaii 214
Idaho 209
Illinois 214
Indiana 211
Iowa 209
Kansas 211
Kentucky 209
Louisiana 207
Maine 213
Maryland 221
Massachusetts 221
Michigan 209
Minnesota 215
Mississippi 203
Missouri 211
Montana 204
Nebraska 207
Nevada 202
New Hampshire 213
New Jersey 221
New Mexico 208
New York 218
North Carolina 214
North Dakota 202
Ohio 211
Oklahoma 207
Oregon 213
Pennsylvania 214
Rhode Island 217
South Carolina 211
South Dakota 205
Tennessee 213
Texas 216
Utah 206
Vermont 213
Virginia 218
Washington 217
West Virginia 203
Wisconsin 207
Wyoming 201


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: education; meritscholarships; newjersey; wyoming
Is your State smarter than New Jersey?
1 posted on 04/27/2010 2:15:34 PM PDT by ex-snook
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To: ex-snook

Sorry. I really don’t understand. What is this score?


2 posted on 04/27/2010 2:21:56 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: ex-snook

California 218
Delaware 219
District of Columbia 221
Maryland 221
Massachusetts 221
New Jersey 221

Yes, HIGHEST property taxes in the nation and we tie wity FAILING STATES. Yes, all the money and look where New Jersey ranks.


3 posted on 04/27/2010 2:22:00 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: ex-snook

Alabama 208
Michigan 209

Hmm....


4 posted on 04/27/2010 2:28:05 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Leo Farnsworth
Cut-off scores vary by State. It's tougher in some States than others.
2010 National Merit Scholarship Competition
If you took the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2008 of your junior year and you
received a very high score, you may be entered in  the 2010 competition for
National Merit Scholarships. In September, 2009, 34,000 commended
students will receive Letters of Commendation. These students will not
continue in the competition.
In September 2009, 16,000 high scorers will qualify as semifinalists.
In February, 2010, semifinalists who meet academic and other
requirements will advance to Finalist standing.
In March 2010, winners of special scholarships will be notified.

5 posted on 04/27/2010 2:28:14 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: ex-snook

It’s hard for me to tell what is going on.
It looks like they have different qualifications depending on what state you are in.
Are these actual average scores? At the 10th percentile? Why would the criteria be different for different states?
A lot of historically bad education states have high numbers.

These numbers need better explanation.


6 posted on 04/27/2010 2:35:15 PM PDT by toast
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To: ex-snook
Do they still enforce the citizenship requirement?

Isn't that racist?

7 posted on 04/27/2010 2:35:42 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("It's not the number of burnt cars that worries me. It's the fact that everyone finds this normal..")
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To: ex-snook

I believe they double the verbal and add the math, right?

Which is the opposite of what they should do.


8 posted on 04/27/2010 2:36:56 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: ex-snook

Thanks. It makes sense now.

I understand.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 2:38:07 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: ex-snook

What you have are large suburban/urban (high income areas) with a concentration of the best education and prep work. National Merit scores are a reflection of concentration at the top. Another factor is the number of mediocre students you can get to take the test. The more mediocre students - the lower the cut score for 99 percentile is.

I wonder if it makes sense to relocate to Arkansas your Junior year?


10 posted on 04/27/2010 2:41:23 PM PDT by exhaustguy
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To: exhaustguy
"I wonder if it makes sense to relocate to Arkansas your Junior year?"

Think I would prefer Wyoming. {:-)

11 posted on 04/27/2010 2:55:55 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: toast
"These numbers need better explanation."

Apparently it is their system to spread them around the country rather than to concentrate in certain States.

12 posted on 04/27/2010 2:59:14 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: ex-snook

It’s not only that the scholarships are spread around the various states. It’s also spread out over the world to expatriates. For example, when my eldest child first took the test, we were living in the Philippines. Our region of Asia had the HIGHEST cut-off score in the world. He made Semi-finalist there, and would have made Finalist most any place else. Then, because he was so young, the next year we discovered that he could take the test again (now in the United States), as long as he didn’t go immediately into university. He did, and received a lovely Finalist Scholarship—still aged only 16. Can you tell I’m proud of him?


13 posted on 04/27/2010 3:25:50 PM PDT by Ray'sBeth
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To: toast

from website:

Juniors need a high selectivity index score in the 99 percentile range. Not
all students in the 99 percentile range will be National Merit Semifinalists.
Each state has a different cut off for the selection of National Merit
Semifinalists.

The score is obtained from the total of three sections on the PSAT: the
critical reading, math and writing scores. The highest score would be 240
(80+80+80=240) since each section of the PSAT ranges from 20 to 80
points.


14 posted on 04/27/2010 3:35:41 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama and Brennan think that 20% of terrorists re-joining the battle is just fine with them)
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To: Mikey_1962

my son made a 210. we live in georgia. i felt kinda sad.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 3:56:22 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: exhaustguy
I wonder if it makes sense to relocate to Arkansas your Junior year?

No, most of the scholarships wouldn't pay your moving expenses.

16 posted on 04/27/2010 4:13:36 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: AmishDude

It’s the total of reading, writing, and math
So yes, it is weighted heavily on the Language Arts side, but each score is its own


17 posted on 04/27/2010 4:16:15 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: nmh

HELLO 221 is the highest score for any state. I bet the DC and CA scores were students from private schools and NJ were from public. Are you LD ?


18 posted on 01/22/2011 8:09:18 PM PST by itschool
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To: nmh

HELLO 221 is the highest score for any state. I bet the DC and CA scores were students from private schools and NJ were from public. Are you LD ?


19 posted on 01/22/2011 9:46:49 PM PST by itschool
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To: ex-snook

Look at the list only 3 out of the 50 states had the highest score 221 NJ , DC and MA.

So it is impossible to answer your question. Do you see any state 222 or higher I don’t . Your SAT math scores must have been stellar.


20 posted on 01/22/2011 9:46:56 PM PST by itschool
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To: itschool

“Are you learning disabled ? LOOK at the list !!!”

“ONLY 3 STATES OUT OF 50 (NJ, DC and Mass) scored 221 which is the HIGHEST SCORE.

We’re tied for highest DO YOU SEE 222 or above ??? NJ has been ranked third the last several years and this proves it. You must be a supporter of THE FAT MAN.”

LOL! When STANDARDS are constantly LOWERED, it is PEOPLE like you that FEEL BETTER! What a DOPE you are. I takeit Christie bothers you?

“My kids went to NJ public schools. One is a senior chemical engineering major at Rutgers and the other is a junior in HS. He scored 196 on this years PSAT. NJ has one of the best public school systems in the country and this proves it. By the way their friends did really well also, same public schools.”

By the way you talk, I suspect you are also a product of our dumbed down PUBLIC schools. YEs, LOWER STANDARDS make even YOUR kids look good. I can’t begin to tell you, how UNIMPRESSED I am with your kids and going to Rutgers- LOL!!!!

“There are 3 sections of the test: reading 800 math 800
and writing 800.

Possible total 2400.They take the end zero off so 221 means 2210 which would be around 700 in each section. You can get into harvard with those scores.”

LOL! A family member just got into MIT. It’s a 95% paid MERIT scholarship. She was in the Johns Hopkins Program which our is in too. We private school. We are not impressed with NJ PUBLIC schools. They ALL do well with the SATs.

“It’s easy to make short, ridiculous comments when you have no idea what your talking about.”

LOL! Education is our business. Your probably a fan of Everday Math, Connected Math and NO Grammar past elementary school which is what PUBLIC SCHOOLS offer.

BTW, don’t privately e-mail me with your insulting garbage. Demoncrats LOVE people like you. I can see where the “fat man” ikes you. You are more than content with DUMBED DOWN KIDS.


21 posted on 01/23/2011 8:00:38 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: itschool

Thank goodness for PRIVATE svhools in NJ to keep scores UP!

ALL the PUBLIC schools in NJ need to be shut down and vouchers offered.

It’s too bad you kids were too dumb to get into Johns Hopkins Gifted and Talented Program. THEN you would see how FOOLISH you are looking ......

Do not e-mail meprivately or I will continue to post it publically. I don’t want garbage in my FR e-mail.


22 posted on 01/23/2011 8:04:11 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: itschool
BTW our kids have been taking the SAT since kindergarten. It is a NATION WIDE comparison. To get into the Johns Hopkins Program for the Gifted and Talented, you MUST score in the 95% range to atleast have the hope of being part of this program. Of the 5% that are eligible, about 2-3% actually get into the program. Up till 6th grade they will accept the NJASK but after 6th grade they REQUIRE the SAT of eligibility. In 6th grade ALL have to take the SAT and if they fall into the 95% range, then they take another test to see if they canquaily for the Johns Hopkins Program. It's an elite group.

We don't waste our time with the PSAT since we know already that ours will be going onto college. In fact, other younger cousins have gotten PERFECT SCORES on the SAT. They have ALL gone Ivy League and wouldnt consider a school like Rutgers.

BTW, do you know the difference between the SAT and the PSAT?

•Realize that SAT is the MOST important standardized test that counts toward college. PSAT does not count toward college and will not remain in your records.

•2
Although PSAT does NOT count toward college, it is the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). If you do well on it, you will qualify for this scholarship.

•3
There are 7 test dates that you can choose from for SAT. There are only 2 test dates for PSAT. Also PSAT is ONLY taken by Sophomores and Juniors. The NMSQT will only count for Juniors.

•4
SAT consists of 10 section and almost 4 hours of just testing. PSAT will only consist of 5 sections and last for almost 3 hours. This is not including the sign in, instructions, breaks, etc.

•5
SAT will contain an essay writing section while the PSAT will not contain an essay. However, other than that, the Critical Reading, Math, and Writing section will be identical.

•6
You must take the SAT on a Saturday, but PSAT taking times and dates will vary depending on schools and locations.

Read more: How to Know the Differences Between SAT and PSAT | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4702161_differences-between-sat-psat.html#ixzz1BsMfjfRX

It’s no wonder you wanted them to take the PSAT since no writing is required and it is EASIER. In NJ PUBLIC schools, grammar ends in elementary schools and it SHOWS. They can barely write and colleges complain bitterly at how illiterate and inarticulate these kids are.

Yes, be impressed with the PSAT and Rutgers! People like you reduce the competition for better colleges.

23 posted on 01/23/2011 8:31:12 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: AmishDude

The PSAT is for kids that don’tdo well in school.

The standards for the PSAT are LOWER.


24 posted on 01/23/2011 8:33:01 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: itschool
“You are a liar. You are afraid to publish it.”

I don't need to republish FACTs known to intelligent people.

“When it’s a Star Ledger Letter to the Editor you’ll hear about. And it won’t be mentioned on this site.
I was wrong to call you learning disabled you’re just plain STUPID and I seriously doubt anyone related to you scored perfect SAT’s.That would definitely be news worthy.”

LOL! Now you endorse the Star Ledger? LOL!!!! No LIBERAL BIAS there, right? LOL! LIBERALS love people like YOU!

Yes, always resort the name calling when FACTS escape you or you don't like them. Every Obama butt head does that so you're not alone.

In the private school my daughter attends it happens all the time - PERFECT S.A.T. scores as well as a TRADITION in our family with our cousins. Just because your kids couldn’t get a PERFECT S.A.T. score, doesn't mean it can't happen or you need to be so obvious about being a sour pus.
It did make the news but you wouldn't be the type to want to read “NEWS” like that. Heck the PSAT is what your kids took and wound up at Rutgers - LOL! The PSAT is for kids NOT looking to go to college.

“In fact if that is true why don’t you call the news or newspaper send them copies of their scores and let everyone know how they were educated. Be great for this site. BUT IT’S A LIE.”

I don't need to. You can just as easily do a search on google or any search engine you like. I feel NO NEED to impress people as YOU try to do! LOL!!!! It's awesome to as as it is to YOU. We EXPECT that.

“I’m sending copies of your posts with my letter.PLEASE feel free to share ALL of MY POSTS.”

Good! Have a ball!

“FYI I only found this “site” because I wanted to know the PSAT cut off scores and your site had the list. When I read the garbage that you wrote I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING.”

Go back to your LIBERAL website.

BTW have you ever tried a SEARCH ENGINE? A search engine could have told you THAT. You do know what a SEARCH ENGINE IS, right? Or is that over you head? Honestly, people at THIS website don't have to ask OTHERS when they can do their OWN SEARCH. You are definitely at the WRONG website. Go find a LIBERAL one and you can enjoy your foolishness with others and have a home there.

No, I don't want my family associated with someone like YOU. It was tempting for a second to give you LINKS, yes that is PLURAL with their accomplishment and notice by papers about their PERFECT S.A.T. scores. We are particular with whom we share our accomplishments with and you are NOT someone we want to be linked up with. Post that too!

Now, run along. Go back to your dumbed down liberal friends. In the future, feel free to USE a SEARCH engine such as one of these for your PSAT information:

http://www.google.com

http://www.excite.com

etc.

Look up what you need and do a search on those that scored PERFECT S.A.T.. You'll find them listed and photographed in papers. Yours won't be there but you can admire others.

Toodles!

25 posted on 01/27/2011 12:51:09 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: itschool

itschool
Since Jan 22, 2011

LOL!

You weren’t kidding!

You really came here to have SOMEONE ELSE tell you about the next testing date for the dumbed down.

Now that OTHERS told you, move on!


26 posted on 01/27/2011 12:55:45 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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