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Act --> sat

collegeinfo1994collegeinfo1994 Registered User Posts: 733 Member
Can someone please link a valid conversion table for ACT to SAT math and verbal(separately)?

Thank you!
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Replies to: Act --> sat

  • catataucatatau Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    http://www.act.org/aap/pdf/preparing.pdf . there are various conversions in this document, just scroll down and you will find them
  • drusbadrusba Registered User Posts: 9,149 Senior Member
    Any insistence on "valid" and it will not exist.College Board and ACT did a concordance of combined SAT M/CR to ACT composite and even their table is riddled with caveats that it should not be relied on as anything other than a guide and likely does not reflect a true conversion for all test takers. Moreover it is now an "old" table, using figures from 2005 tests and thus cannot be considered applicable to 2011 tests. CB also shows a math to math and Cr to reading/Englieh conversion here from data from a 1990s study professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/pdf/rr9901_3913.pdf but its validity should be considered less than the math/CR to composite one that is more recent.

    Also be aware of the following: Colleges that actually do any conversion usually use their own method of conversion which may not look anything like the ones you find on the internet and the conversions they do are often math to math and SAT CR to ACT English (not reading).
  • collegeinfo1994collegeinfo1994 Registered User Posts: 733 Member
    Thank you for the helpful replies!

    @drusba, I was just curious about my Academic Index. All websites that give the formula use a verbal score...that is critical reading, right? What I don't understand is why the essay portion of the ACT is required even though it seems like they don't consider it.
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