What do my scores mean?

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.

rSAT Total (1600) Previous SAT (2400) ACT Composite (36)
1600 2390 36
1590 2370 35
1580 2350 35
1570 2330 35
1560 2300 35
1550 2280 34
1540 2260 34
1530 2230 34
1520 2210 34
1510 2190 33
1500 2170 33
1490 2150 33
1480 2130 32
1470 2110 32
1460 2090 32
1450 2080 32
1440 2060 31
1430 2040 31
1420 2020 31
1410 2000 30
1400 1990 30
1390 1970 30
1380 1950 29
1370 1930 29
1360 1920 29
1350 1900 29
1340 1880 28
1330 1870 28
1320 1850 28
1310 1840 28
1300 1820 27
1290 1810 27
1280 1790 27
1270 1780 26
1260 1760 26
1250 1750 26
1240 1730 26
1230 1710 25
1220 1700 25
1210 1680 25
1200 1670 25
1190 1650 24
1180 1640 24
1170 1620 24
1160 1610 24
1150 1590 23
1140 1570 23
1130 1560 23
1120 1540 22
1110 1530 22
1100 1510 22
1090 1490 21
1080 1480 21
1070 1460 21
1060 1450 21
1050 1430 20
1040 1420 20
1030 1400 20
1020 1390 20
1010 1370 19
1000 1360 19
990 1340 19
980 1330 19
970 1310 18
960 1300 18
950 1280 18
940 1270 18
930 1250 17
920 1240 17
910 1220 17
900 1210 17
890 1200 16
880 1180 16
870 1170 16
860 1150 16
850 1140 15
840 1120 15
830 1110 15
820 1090 15
810 1070 15
800 1060 14
790 1040 14
780 1030 14
770 1010 14
760 990 14
750 980 13
740 960 13
730 950 13
720 930 13
710 910 12
700 900 12
690 880 12
680 870 12
670 860 12
660 850 12
650 840 12
640 830 12
630 820 12
620 810 11
610 800 11
600 790 11
590 780 11
580 770 11
570 760 11
560 750 11
550 740 11
540 730 11
530 730 11
520 720 11
510 710 11
500 700 11
490 690 11
480 680 11
470 670 11
460 660 11
450 650 11
440 640 11
430 630 11
420 620 11
410 610 11
400 600 11

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