Hi everyone, if anyone is interested in answering is there anyway I can get a 40+ss based on these biology 1st semester sac scores.

Unit 3 sacs: 48% and 52% = 50% averaged sac scores around 60/80 rank

Is there any chance I can get a 40+ss if I improve throughout the year and if so what scores would I have to achieve for semester 2 sacs and exams

Thanks

Well let's break down the situation:

Unit 3 = 16% allocation, Unit 4 = 24% allocation and Exam = 60% allocation

That is, unit 4 has 1.5 times the weighting of unit 3, and the exam has 3.8 times the weighting of unit 3.

If your unit 3 is at 50%, which is probably in the study score range of high 20s (effective z-score = -0.285714286)

NOW, to get 40, your effective z-score needs to be around 1.428.

Unit 3 z-score weighted = -0.2857 * 0.16 = -0.045712 (I am calculating this by doing (score-mean)/sd)

Hence 0.24*a+0.6*b = 1.473712 (if you want the total weighted sum to be 1.428)

So, if your scaled unit 4 score is an effective study score of 40, (z=1.428), then you need an exam z-score of 1.88498667 (effective ss of 43). Now, these z-scores will all be fit to some distribution depending on the state's performance, but the essence is the same.

In essence, if you can rank well in unit 4 (at least 15/80 in a strong cohort, 7-10/80 in an average cohort), and you do fairly well in the exam, then yes 40+ is possible. You don't have to overcompensate much in U4 and exam since U3 doesn't count for much at all.