Skip to comments.Bush higher SAT score than John Kerry (vanity)
Posted on 10/09/2004 9:56:01 PM PDT by SideoutFred
Bush 1206 Kerry 1190
Here is what we also know from New Yorker Magazine and UPI in articles from January of 2004.
-- Bush's SAT scores are higher than Bill Bradley's, Paul Wellstone's, and John Kerry's.
-- Bush scored a 1206 on his SAT, 566 of 800 on verbal and 640 of 800 on math. [Since the SAT's scale has since been "recentered," Bush's score is more like a 1300 today.]
-- Bush's verbal score would place him between the 84th and 92nd percentile of college-bound students, or the 93rd to 97th percentile of ALL high-school seniors taking the exams, the percentile usually used.
-- His math score would also place him between the 84th and 92nd percentile of college-bound students, or the 94th to 98th percentile of ALL high-school seniors taking the exams, the percentile usually used.
-- Using one method to extract IQ's from these SAT scores, Bush's IQ would be somewhere between 124 and 137. Hardly a dunce, that's at least in the top six percent of Americans.
-- We all hear of Bush's supposed college mediocrity, but in reality his "worst" courses were two C-minus scores. Accounting for grade inflation, Bush's worst grades are around today's B-minuses.
Recentered SAT: 1300 IQ: 124-137 Stupid: Definately not.
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Bush is a smart guy, he just has a problem speaking at times. Not too toot my own horn, but I am something like that, with an estimated (via SAT and GRE scores) IQ of 135, but when I get nervous, I come across like a total idiot. At my best, I am not nearly as good as Bush when he is on the campaign trail..
Take that---- you DemonicRats!!!
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Hehe -- I spanked both of them --- 1550 -- 730 Math 720 Verbal.
It's meant to test learning ability -- at least it used to.
It tests Aptitude which is similiar to IQ.
If I'm so smart why ain't I prez? :^(
I read somewhere that they compared IQ test results with SAT and GRE score results from the same person, over a number of individuals, and very roughly, your IQ can be estimated as 1/10 of your SAT or GRE scores (PRE "re-centered" scores, I think those are scores from before 1995. Post 1995 scores should be adjusted first to pre 1995 scores).
Not entirely sure, but this might be part of the answer:
"Linda Gottfredson, co-director of the University of Delaware-Johns Hopkins Project for the Study of Intelligence and Society, told United Press International: "I recently converted Bush's SAT score to an IQ using the high school norms available for his age cohort. Educational Testing Service happened to have done a study of representative high school students within a year or so of when he took the test. I derived an IQ of 125, which is the 95th percentile." In other words, only one out of 20 people would score higher.
Another IQ expert, Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute, the co-author of the bestseller "The Bell Curve," came up with a similar result when asked by UPI. Noting that everybody except high school dropouts takes the PSAT when they are sophomores, Murray calculated from PSAT scores that "I think you're safe in saying that Dubya's IQ, based on his SAT score, is in excess of 120, which puts him the top 10 percent of the distribution, but I wouldn't try to be more precise than that."
It's from a UPI article from January of 2004. Written by Steve Sailer
Beats me. My I.Q. is 145 and I just borrowed $120,000 on a $105,000 "post-war afterbirth" and wrote over $7,000 in checks to put a new roof on a severely gravitationally-challenged exercise in "bootstrap architecture" while my future eartnings could be measured in devalued Argentinian pesos, so who am I to judge?
"estimated (via SAT and GRE scores) IQ of 135, but when I get nervous, I come across like a total idiot"
I find that a bit of a paradox.
What subject do smart people struggle with the most?
My math is a bit weak, but doesn't that add up to 1450?
I would say your math is dead on. 1600 is the max score possible. 1550 would be fairly outrageous (not impossible).
Nevertheless, 1450 is nothing to be ashamed of. I was in the low 1200's.
This is idiotic.
Okay, I give up; my keyboard has been infested with gremlins from Hell, "earntings" is earnings; why do I even bother?