act sat comparison

<p>what does getting a 30 and 31 on the ACT equate to on the SAT out of 2400.</p>

<p>About a 2000.</p>

<p>i took the ACT with writing if that makes a difference</p>

<p>The writing does not affect the composite score, if I remember correctly.</p>

<p>I believe a 30 is like a 2000, a 31 is somewhere around a 2050, and a 32 is about a 2100.</p>

<p>how can 30 be equal to 2000 or 32 equal to 2100? there's a range of 30's and 32's.
E.g. a 30 can be: 29.5, 29.75, 30, and 30.25.
How does the score conversion account for that?
and also, even though it seems like there's just a point of difference between, say a 33 and a 34, it could be more than just that.
E.g. a 33.25 and 33.5. One is a 33 and one is a 34, but that 34 is pretty much just outside the range of 33. Alternatively, a 32.5 and a 34.25 are way apart from each other. How is that accounted for? Is it still looked at as a one point difference?</p>

<p>Google "SAT ACT concordance" (as three separate words, not as a phrase) and you will see that there are various tables on this subject, some specific to particular university systems. </p>

<p>SAT</a> ACT concordance - Google Search</p>

<p>I have never gotten the "conversion". I honestly dont think u can convert. 31 is 98th percentile for the ACT. a 2050? That is no where near the 98th percentile. And i have heard a 31 and up will not alone get u rejected from a college, while a 2050 is barely competitive for many colleges. How does that work?</p>

Here's College Board's comparison table (they only provide a CR+M to ACT comparision.)
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And here are the CR+M percentiles.
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ACT simply does not have the range. Each composite can take on 3 scores; .75, 0, and .25. The Z Scores are pretty normal, nothing gets extreme. The best student will get a 36, another "lesser" student's 34/35 comparatively (%) wise is not much worse.
SAT on the other hand has extreme outliers like 2350+, those scores have over a 4 Z score, thats like less than .01%; because the deviation is so huge, the scale is skewed.</p>

<p>Think of ACT as a 10 question quiz, getting a 9 =approx 10
Think of ACT as a 100 test, 90 is pretty different from 100.</p>