Thanks kmpnj and some1! Those were great posts!
Just in case any other arrogant pricks come on this thread, just an fyi but there was a Newsweek article that gave the SATs of a bunch of celebrities-- Al Gore got a 1320. Not exactly impressive (same score as me actually). Obviously it didn't stop him. I wish someone would come out with politician lsats.
It's more impressive than you think because back then it was harder to get a high score. I don't know for sure what today's equivalent of 1320 would be, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were in the 1400s.
I took it in 1990-91. I got a 1210, which was good enough to get me into most any school with the exception of the Ivies and a few other very selective schools. Back then the average score was 850-900, and hardly anyone ever scored a perfect 1600. I remember people claiming that the test was unfair to minorities, and I believe that some agency intervened and altered the test in an attempt to ensure that there was not any "racial bias" to any of the questions. That was approximately 10 years ago - maybe longer. I haven't taken the SAT in it's new form, but based on the differance between todays nationwide average, 1000+, and the average score from 10 years ago, it seems to me that the test has been "dumbed down" somewhat; it's simply easier to perform better on the mew form of the SAT then it was prior to the change. Furthermore, it's not like there has a been a quantum leap in the quality of public education that would account for the increase in average score. 1320 back in the day was a great score - good enough to get you into an Ivy league school.
KJ and Coppala - nice.
Next time I'll tell you about when i used to walk to school in 3 feet of snow and.....