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# Need help understanding SAT to ACT conversion chart

I just took the SAT and I'm considering taking the ACT as well. I came across a SAT to ACT conversion chart, but I'm not quite understanding it. Could someone explain how to interpret this chart and possibly help me figure out what my SAT score would roughly convert to on the ACT?

a month ago

Sure, I'll be happy to explain how a SAT to ACT conversion chart works. These charts allow you to estimate what your score on one test might convert to on the other.

Essentially, what you're going to do is find your current SAT score on the chart and look across that row to find the equivalent ACT range that fits your score. Keep in mind, this process isn't exact; it's just to give you an idea of what you could potentially score on the ACT based on your SAT performance.

Here's a basic example: Let's say you scored a 1400 on the SAT. You will find the number '1400' on the first column (SAT). The corresponding ACT score on that row may show as something like 30-31. It means that your 1400 on the SAT is roughly equivalent to scoring a 30 or 31 on the ACT.

Take note, however, that the SAT and ACT are very different exams with different sections and different ways of asking questions, so this conversion is just a rough estimate. Your scores on both could vary based on your individual strengths and test taking styles.

One last thing - if after doing this you're still unsure which test is best for you, consider taking a diagnostic ACT exam to compare how you do on the ACT versus the SAT. Good luck with your testing!

a month ago