The SAT and ACT are incredibly important for college-bound students. Why is the ACT/SAT so important? Well, not only can they determine whether a student is accepted to their college of choice, but they could also qualify them to receive huge scholarships depending on their score.
As of 2016, the new SAT is now scored on a scale of 1600 once again. There will be an optional writing portion, which is scored separately.
The test’s infamous 1/4 point penalty for incorrect answers (the “guessing penalty”) will be removed, and instead, test-takers will only receive points for correct answers and not lose any for incorrect answers.
Median scores for the old SAT were around 1500 out of 2400, so it’s likely that the media scores for the new scale will come in at around 1000 out of 1600.
The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, although 11 is generally the lowest score received on the test. The optional writing test is given a score of 1-36, with sub-scores of 1-12 given for various aspects of the writing.
Median student scores on the ACT are generally around 21-22.
ACT and SAT Conversion Chart
Have you taken the SAT or ACT? Wondering how your score stacks up? Or, did you take both and want to figure out which one you scored better on?
Either way, this conversion chart can help you convert your SAT score (either 1600 or 2400 scale) into an ACT score.
|Old SAT (2400 Scale)||ACT Composite Score||New SAT (1600 Scale)|
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