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How good is this SAT score?

vijpenguin93vijpenguin93 Posts: 356Registered User Member
edited September 2010 in SAT Preparation
620 Math
510 Reading
490 English

1130/1600 = 25 on the ACT?
1630/2400

Will my SAT score be viewed as an equal to an ACT score of 25?

I earned a 23 on my ACT would I be better off sending my SAT score in? I heard English isn't viewed by most colleges on the SAT.

Anyways my main question would be, is my SAT score equivalent to about a 25 on the ACT and viewed as about a 25 by colleges?
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Replies to: How good is this SAT score?

  • Suleyman95Suleyman95 Posts: 1,082- Member
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    Study http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-preparation/955109-silverturtles-guide-sat-admissions-success.html

    Here is part about what you are looking for.
    Here are the SAT-ACT score conversions, as estimated by the makers of the ACT:

    36 - 2390
    35 - 2330
    34 - 2250
    33 - 2180
    32 - 2120
    31 - 2060
    30 - 2000
    29 - 1940
    28 - 1880
    27 - 1820
    26 - 1770
    25 - 1710
    24 - 1650
    23 - 1590
    22 - 1530
    21 - 1470
    20 - 1410
    19 - 1350
    18 - 1290
    17 - 1230
    16 - 1170
    15 - 1100
    14 - 1020
    13 - 950
    12 - 870
    11 - 780
  • Lemaitre1Lemaitre1 Posts: 1,736Registered User Senior Member
    By "English" I am assuming you mean the writing section of the SAT. A writing score of 490 is about average as is a reading score of 510 while 620 in math is well above average.

    How much colleges use the writing score in admissions decisions is not well known at this time in my opinion. I know that the 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) system do not use them at all and only use the total of your CR and M scores in its admission process. I have also heard that other colleges and universities give it little or no weight when evaluating applicants. While there is data that shows a relationship of how well students who get certain CR and M scores do in their college courses with a positive correlation between CR and M scores on the SAT and college GPAs, the writing test is new and it is largely unknown whether it has any value as a predictor of what kind of grades students will get in college. Until there is data showing a correlation between SAT writing scores and college performance it will not be seen as important as CR and M scores by most colleges.
  • einstein10einstein10 Posts: 158Registered User Junior Member
    it's a 1620 not 1630 lol
  • vijpenguin93vijpenguin93 Posts: 356Registered User Member
    haha my mistake. I got a 630 in math though I just made a typo.

    Also I knew about the conversion charts what I'm asking is do most colleges discard the SAT writing score? So would colleges view my SAT score as a 25?
  • vijpenguin93vijpenguin93 Posts: 356Registered User Member
    1600 36 1600
    1540–1590 35 1560
    1490–1530 34 1510
    1440–1480 33 1460
    1400–1430 32 1420
    1360–1390 31 1380
    1330–1350 30 1340
    1290–1320 29 1300
    1250–1280 28 1260
    1210–1240 27 1220
    1170–1200 26 1190
    1130–1160 25 1150 <
    I fall in this range. I am asking will colleges look at my SAT with the idea that the Math/Reading is equivalent to about a 25 on the ACT?
    1090–1120 24 1110
    1050–1080 23 1070
    1020–1040 22 1030
    980–1010 21 990
    940–970 20 950
    900–930 19 910
    860–890 18 870
    820–850 17 830
    770–810 16 790
    720–760 15 740
    670–710 14 690
    620–660 13 640
    560–610 12 590
    510–550 11 530
  • GreedIsGoodGreedIsGood Posts: 2,039Registered User Senior Member
    25 on the ACT and 1630 on the SAT are so close in score that it doesn't really matter. Also, at your level scores aren't a huge factor.
  • vijpenguin93vijpenguin93 Posts: 356Registered User Member
    What do you mean at my level? haha sorry I don't really understand what you mean.
  • GreedIsGoodGreedIsGood Posts: 2,039Registered User Senior Member
    I just meant that if you were very competitive (2250+) and were applying to top schools like HYPSM, etc, things are more of a numbers game and that a small differential in the ACT score might actually make a difference.

    However, your not in this position, and colleges tend to not focus too much on a mere test score and like to see other types of motivation, i.e. sports, music, art, etc. If I were you, I wouldn't worry too much about it and, personally I would send both in because I think it shows more motivation.
  • ShrinkrapShrinkrap Posts: 11,520Registered User Senior Member
    "Until there is data showing a correlation between SAT writing scores and college performance it will not be seen as important as CR and M scores by most colleges. "

    SAT Writing section score finally counts towards college admissions – Tutor Talk | Appelrouth Tutoring Services

    "n the fall of 2008 analyses began to appear exploring the relationship between the SAT Writing score and academic performance in college. The largest single study was conducted by the College Board.

    College Board psychometricians gathered data from over 150,000 students to determine which factors contributed and to what degree they contributed to collegiate performance (measured as Freshman GPA). The study revealed that a student’s high school GPA is the strongest single predictor of college performance. The correlation coefficient measuring the relationship between high school grades and college GPA was 0.36. The SAT by itself came in just behind high school GPA with a correlation coefficient of 0.35. When you combine high school GPA and SAT scores, you end up with a more robust prediction, yielding a correlation coefficient of 0.46.

    The College Board researchers also explored the predictive power of individual SAT sections in isolation. If you had to chose only one SAT section to make a prediction of how a student would perform in college, which section would you choose: Math? Critical Reading? Or Writing?

    It turns out that Writing takes the cake."
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