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I made a chart that tells you exactly how to calculate your act score.

jmanco49jmanco49 Posts: 650Registered User Member
edited April 2012 in ACT Preparation
Took me 5 minutes. Enjoy.

score Eng ma re sc.
36 75 60 39-40 40
35 74 58-59 38 39
34 73 57 37 -
33 72 56 36 38
3271 55 35 -
3170 53-54 34 37
3069 52 33 -
29 67-68 50-51 32 -
28 66 48-49 31 35
27 64-65 46-47 30 33-34
26 63 44-45 28-29 32
25 61-62 41-43 27 30-31
24 59-60 39-40 26 29
23 57-58 37-38 25 27-28
22 54-56 35-36 23-24 26
21 52-53 33-34 22 24-25
20 49-51 30-32 21 22-23

Add your scores together and divide by four. Round to the nearest whole number. For example, if someone got a 33, 33, 34, 34, his score would be a 34 (33.5 rounds to 34).
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Replies to: I made a chart that tells you exactly how to calculate your act score.

  • grade inflati0ngrade inflati0n Posts: 961- Member
    its like so much harder to get a perfect on the ACTs than SATs, i think. at least the SATs have a curve -_________-
  • RahoulVARahoulVA Posts: 1,364Registered User Senior Member
    I can't remember the odds, but it is actually harder to get a 2400 on the SAT, something like 1 in 10,000 people for the SAT and like 1 in 2,000 or 5,000 for the ACT. You can have 36,36,35,35. Or 36,35,34,36, or something like that to make it round up to a 36.
  • grade inflati0ngrade inflati0n Posts: 961- Member
    36,35,34,36
    i think that's a 35. it should be 36, 36, 34, 36 lol. but still, each question is worth a point!
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Posts: 2,465Registered User Senior Member
    36,36,35,35... 36,36,34,36... 36,36,36,36... 35,36,36,36 are all 36's

    and the curve sometimes, depending on difficulty, could be -1 = 36 (like on the april math section)...... it could also be -1 = 34 (HARSH!! - like the April reading section)
  • grade inflati0ngrade inflati0n Posts: 961- Member
    YIKES!!!!!!!! :p
  • TonyTreeTonyTree Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    does math have a more generous curve to it, allowing it to get one wrong and still maintain a perfect score? I'm guessing it's not always the case, but is it mostly?
  • ReesesPieces891ReesesPieces891 Posts: 151Registered User Junior Member
    The ACT does not curve like the SAT. If you get one wrong it is automatically a 35. The only way to get a 36 is by getting all of the questions right on that section.
  • awkwardpenguin13awkwardpenguin13 Posts: 1,943Registered User Senior Member
    The ACT actually curves down, doesn't it?
  • SoCalStudent3SoCalStudent3 Posts: 231Registered User Junior Member
    ^^^ lol no? source that info, and stop scaring high schoolers...
  • awkwardpenguin13awkwardpenguin13 Posts: 1,943Registered User Senior Member
    Lol i have no sources; I just thought it did...

    And I am a high schooler, and extremely scared already..
  • awkwardpenguin13awkwardpenguin13 Posts: 1,943Registered User Senior Member
    And i actually mean for the higher end.. The higher end of the scores are rounded down...

    I remember a couple of months ago I took my first ACT reading practice test and i worked out my score using a proportion (66/75 =x/36), and eventually got a score of 31.68... I was pretty happy with my score till i looked at the conversion table and realized I actually only got a 28...
  • nina1228nina1228 Posts: 936Registered User Member
    The English section usually isn't curved very much but sometimes other sections like math have a generous curve...well more generous than normal anyway.
  • SoCalStudent3SoCalStudent3 Posts: 231Registered User Junior Member
    i had the same experience with mcgraw hill's book, but i wouldn't go by that. i just go by what i got, and i dont add or subtract on my practice tests. it tends to only go up a little and not down
  • Quakergirl25Quakergirl25 Posts: 35Registered User Junior Member
    so can it be said that improving on the act is easier? just by getting 7 more correct on the English section, the score jumps from a 26 to a 31.
  • pr022xpr022x Posts: 75Registered User Junior Member
    a 36 on the ACT is much less prestigious than a 2400 on the SAT
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