New SAT to Old SAT & New SAT to ACT Conversion Charts

conversion scaleThe College Board has released an app that allows one to convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores and vice versa.  As of now, this data is only available on a one-to-one basis, but A-List SAT/ACT expert, Robert Hay, tabulated it into a spreadsheet. Our test experts are going to continue to look at this over the next few days. Much like the PSAT data we’ve already seen, new test scores are higher than old test, by an average of 30 points for math, 40 for EBRAW, and 60 for composite.

More importantly, since we can convert new SAT to old SAT, we can then convert old SAT to ACT, thus transitively converting new SAT to ACT.

We put together a quick table for you because you’re special. And here’s a downloadable PDF.

Redesigned SAT-ACT Conversion Chart

There already exists a set of tables to convert old-format SAT scores to ACT scores. Combining these tables allows us to compare new SAT scores to ACT scores.
Please note that all comparisons here are estimates. All three tests are different from each other and cannot be perfectly compared.

Old SAT CRM New SAT ACT
510–550 560-620 11
560–610 640-710 12
620–660 720-750 13
670–710 760-800 14
720–760 810-850 15
770–810 860-890 16
820–850 900-930 17
860–890 940-970 18
900–930 980-1010 19
940–970 1020-1050 20
980–1010 1060-1090 21
1020–1040 1100-1120 22
1050–1080 1130-1150 23
1090–1120 1160-1190 24
1130–1160 1200-1230 25
1170–1200 1240-1270 26
1210–1240 1280-1310 27
1250–1280 1320-1340 28
1290–1320 1350-1380 29
1330–1350 1390-1410 30
1360–1390 1420-1440 31
1400–1430 1450-1480 32
1440–1480 1490-1510 33
1490–1530 1520-1550 34
1540–1590 1560-1590 35
1600 1600 36

And here are some more specific old SAT to new SAT charts, for individual subjects and totals–also because we love you.  And because you’ll find this blog post to be VERY long, here’s the downloadable PDF.

(Source: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/understanding-scores/sat-score-converter).

SAT Reading and Writing Conversion Chart

Old SAT CR +W New SAT EBRAW
400 200
410 210
420 220
430 230
440 240
450 260
460 270
470 280
480 290
490 300
500 310
510 310
520 320
530 320
540 330
550 330
560 330
570 340
580 340
590 340
600 350
610 360
620 360
630 360
640 370
650 370
660 380
670 380
680 390
690 390
700 400
710 400
720 410
730 410
740 420
750 420
760 430
770 430
780 440
790 440
800 450
810 450
820 460
830 460
840 470
850 480
860 480
870 490
880 490
890 500
900 500
910 510
920 510
930 520
940 530
950 530
960 540
970 540
980 550
990 550
1000 560
1010 560
1020 570
1030 570
1040 580
1050 580
1060 590
1070 590
1080 600
1090 600
1100 610
1110 610
1120 620
1130 620
1140 630
1150 630
1160 640
1170 640
1180 650
1190 650
1200 650
1210 660
1220 660
1230 670
1240 670
1250 680
1260 680
1270 680
1280 690
1290 690
1300 700
1310 700
1320 700
1330 710
1340 710
1350 710
1360 720
1370 720
1380 730
1390 730
1400 730
1410 740
1420 740
1430 740
1440 750
1450 750
1460 750
1470 760
1480 760
1490 760
1500 770
1510 770
1520 770
1530 780
1540 780
1550 780
1560 790
1570 790
1580 800
1590 800
1600 800

SAT Math Conversion Chart

Old SAT Math New SAT Math
200 200
210 220
220 230
230 250
240 260
250 280
260 300
270 310
280 330
290 340
300 350
310 360
320 360
330 370
340 380
350 390
360 400
370 410
380 420
390 430
400 440
410 450
420 460
430 470
440 480
450 490
460 500
470 510
480 510
490 520
500 530
510 540
520 550
530 560
540 570
550 570
560 580
570 590
580 600
590 610
600 620
610 630
620 640
630 650
640 660
650 670
660 690
670 700
680 710
690 720
700 730
710 740
720 750
730 760
740 760
750 770
760 780
770 780
780 790
790 800
800 800

SAT Total Score Conversion chart

Old SAT New SAT Old SAT New SAT Old SAT New SAT Old SAT New SAT Old SAT New SAT
600 400 1000 760 1400 1030 1800 1290 2200 1510
610 410 1010 770 1410 1030 1810 1290 2210 1520
620 420 1020 780 1420 1040 1820 1300 2220 1520
630 430 1030 780 1430 1050 1830 1300 2230 1530
640 440 1040 790 1440 1050 1840 1310 2240 1530
650 450 1050 800 1450 1060 1850 1320 2250 1540
660 460 1060 800 1460 1070 1860 1320 2260 1540
670 470 1070 810 1470 1070 1870 1330 2270 1550
680 480 1080 810 1480 1080 1880 1340 2280 1550
690 490 1090 820 1490 1090 1890 1340 2290 1550
700 500 1100 830 1500 1090 1900 1350 2300 1560
710 510 1110 830 1510 1100 1910 1350 2310 1560
720 520 1120 840 1520 1110 1920 1360 2320 1570
730 530 1130 850 1530 1110 1930 1370 2330 1570
740 540 1140 850 1540 1120 1940 1370 2340 1580
750 550 1150 860 1550 1120 1950 1380 2350 1580
760 560 1160 870 1560 1130 1960 1380 2360 1590
770 580 1170 870 1570 1140 1970 1390 2370 1590
780 590 1180 880 1580 1140 1980 1400 2380 1590
790 600 1190 890 1590 1150 1990 1400 2390 1600
800 610 1200 890 1600 1160 2000 1410 2400 1600
810 620 1210 900 1610 1160 2010 1410
820 630 1220 910 1620 1170 2020 1420
830 640 1230 910 1630 1180 2030 1430
840 650 1240 920 1640 1180 2040 1430
850 660 1250 930 1650 1190 2050 1440
860 670 1260 930 1660 1200 2060 1440
870 680 1270 940 1670 1200 2070 1450
880 690 1280 950 1680 1210 2080 1450
890 690 1290 950 1690 1210 2090 1460
900 700 1300 960 1700 1220 2100 1470
910 710 1310 970 1710 1230 2110 1470
920 710 1320 980 1720 1230 2120 1480
930 720 1330 980 1730 1240 2130 1480
940 730 1340 990 1740 1250 2140 1490
950 730 1350 1000 1750 1250 2150 1490
960 740 1360 1000 1760 1260 2160 1500
970 740 1370 1010 1770 1270 2170 1500
980 750 1380 1020 1780 1270 2180 1510
990 760 1390 1020 1790 1280 2190 1510

Old SAT Critical Reading and Math to New SAT

Old SAT CR + M New SAT
400 400
410 420
420 430
430 450
440 460
450 480
460 490
470 510
480 520
490 530
500 550
510 560
520 580
530 590
540 610
550 620
560 640
570 650
580 670
590 680
600 700
610 710
620 720
630 730
640 740
650 750
660 750
670 760
680 770
690 780
700 790
710 800
720 810
730 820
740 830
750 840
760 850
770 860
780 860
790 870
800 880
810 890
820 900
830 910
840 920
850 930
860 940
870 950
880 960
890 970
900 980
910 990
920 1000
930 1010
940 1020
950 1030
960 1040
970 1050
980 1060
990 1070
1000 1080
1010 1090
1020 1100
1030 1110
1040 1120
1050 1130
1060 1130
1070 1140
1080 1150
1090 1160
1100 1170
1110 1180
1120 1190
1130 1200
1140 1210
1150 1220
1160 1230
1170 1240
1180 1250
1190 1260
1200 1270
1210 1280
1220 1290
1230 1300
1240 1310
1250 1310
1260 1320
1270 1330
1280 1340
1290 1350
1300 1360
1310 1370
1320 1380
1330 1390
1340 1400
1350 1410
1360 1420
1370 1420
1380 1430
1390 1440
1400 1450
1410 1460
1420 1470
1430 1480
1440 1480
1450 1490
1460 1500
1470 1510
1480 1510
1490 1520
1500 1530
1510 1540
1520 1540
1530 1550
1540 1560
1550 1560
1560 1570
1570 1580
1580 1590
1590 1590
1600 1600

(Source: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/understanding-scores/sat-score-converter).