New SAT / ACT Concordance Table

Due to score inflation on the redesigned SAT, your scores may not be as high as you think they are. Use the table below to equate your new SAT scores (from the March 2016 exam and beyond) to previous SAT scores and ACT scores. For example, a score of 1000 on the new SAT – 500 on the math and 500 on the reading – is roughly the equivalent of 460 on the math, 460 on the critical reading, and 440 on the grammar on the old test. There’s a lot in the news now about the new test. We suggest you keep this in mind: The fight between the ACT and the SAT means nothing to you. The debate over the validity of the new test scores also shouldn’t be a matter of your focus. What’s of importance is to find the test you’re best suited to take and then doing as well on that test as possible.

Full concordance can be found on the College Board’s Website.

Composite/Combined Score
Composite (ACT) Critical Reading & Math (SAT) Composite (ACT) Critical Reading & Math (SAT)
36 1600 23 1060-1080
35 1560-1590 22 1020-1050
34 1510-1550 21 980-1010
33 1460-1500 20 940-970
32 1410-1450 19 900-930
31 1360-1400 18 860-890
30 1320-1350 17 810-850
29 1280-1310 16 760-800
28 1240-1270 15 710-750
27 1210-1230 14 660-700
26 1170-1200 13 590-650
25 1130-1160 12 520-580
24 1090-1120 11 500-510
English / Critical Reading (Verbal)
English (ACT) Critical Reading (SAT) English (ACT) Critical Reading (SAT)
36 800 23 530-540
35 790 22 520
34 760-780 21 500-510
33 740-750 20 480-490
32 720-730 19 460-40
31 700-710 18 450
30 680-690 17 430-440
29 650-670 16 410-420
28 630-640 15 390-400
27 610-620 14 370-380
26 590-600 13 340-360
25 570-580 12 320-330
24 550-560 11 300-310
Math
Math (ACT) Math (SAT) Math (ACT) Math (SAT)
36 800 23 540-550
35 790 22 520-530
34 770-780 21 500-510
33 740-760 20 480-490
32 720-730 19 460-40
31 690-710 18 430-450
30 670-680 17 400-420
29 650-660 16 380-390
28 630-640 15 350-370
27 610-620 14 310-340
26 590-600 13 270-300
25 570-580 12 250-260
24 560  

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