SAT -- ACT Score Conversion Table - Berkeley Tutors

SAT — ACT Score Conversion Table

The makers of the SAT and ACT tests have created a conversion table that correlates scores on the one test with scores on the other.  We present this table below (the data comes from students taking these tests in 2011) along with a percentile ranking.

This table is an approximation and should be interpreted with caution. Comparing ACT and SAT scores is not simple, since the two tests do not measure the same set of abilities.  We explain the differences between the two tests elsewhere on this website: www.berkeleytutors.net/satoract/
 
Perhaps most useful in comparing the two tests are percentile ranking, which we include in the last column of the table below.   For example, if a student had a composite score of 25 on the ACT, then about 75-79 percent of recent high school students who took this test achieved a score of 25 or below.
 

CR=Critical Reading      M=Math       W=Writing

ACT Composite Score
Estimated
SAT CR+M+W
Estimated
SAT CR+M+W 
(Score
Range)
SAT CR+M (Single Score)
SAT Writing (Single Score)
Percentile
Ranking on CR+M+W
36
2390
2380–2400
1600
800
99
35
2330
2290–2370
1560
800
99
34
2250
2220–2280
1510
770
99
33
2180
2140–2210
1460
740
99
32
2120
2080–2130
1420
720
97-98
31
2060
2020–2070
1380
690
95-97
30
2000
1980–2010
1340
670
93-95
29
1940
1920–1970
1300
650
90-93
28
1880
1860–1910
1260
630
88-91
27
1820
1800–1850
1220
610
84-87
26
1770
1740–1790
1190
590
80-84
25
1710
1680–1730
1150
570
75-79
24
1650
1620–1670
1110
550
70-74
23
1590
1560–1610
1070
530
64-68
22
1530
1510–1550
1030
510
58-62
21
1470
1450–1500
990
490
51-55
20
1410
1390–1440
950
470
44-48
19
1350
1330–1380
910
450
37-41
18
1290
1270–1320
870
430
30-34
17
1230
1210–1260
830
420
27-28
16
1170
1140–1200
790
400
21
15
1100
1060–1130
740
380
15-16
14
1020
990–1050
690
360
11
13
950
910–980
640
340
6-7
12
870
820–900
590
330
3-6
11
780
750–810
530
310
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