ACT and SAT Concordance Table: Compare ACT and SAT Scores

What is concordance?

The term establishes a relationship between assessment scores that measure similar (but not identical) constructs.

Uses of CONCORDANCE TABLE

The ACT and SAT Concordance Table comes in handy to avoid confusion between students and draw down a tool. The concordance will help students determine the relationship between ACT and SAT scores. The ACT and SAT concordance table does not equate scores but provides a mechanism for finding comparable scores.

  • College counselors and students use the table to inform college searches and explorations.
  • It is also used to aggregate scores across tests to measure college readiness for groups of students by policymakers, researchers, and K-12 educators.
  • It also plays a role in determining eligibility for a program or scholarship by colleges, universities, scholarship organizations, and athletic conferences.
CONCORDANCE TABLE
SAT Total to ACT Composite
SAT ACT SAT ACT SAT ACT
1600 36 1250 26 910 16
*1590 36 *1240 26 900 16
1580 36 1230 26 *890 16
1570 36 1220 25 880 16
1560 35 *1210 25 870 15
1550 35 1200 25 860 15
*1540 35 1190 24 *850 15
1530 35 *1180 24 840 15
1520 34 1170 24 830 15
1510 34 1160 24 820 14
*1500 34 1150 23 810 14
1490 34 *1140 23 *800 14
1480 33 1130 23 790 14
1470 33 1120 22 780 14
*1460 33 *1110 22 770 13
1450 32 1100 22 *760 13
1440 32 1090 21 750 13
*1430 32 *1080 21 740 13
1420 31 1070 21 730 13
1410 31 1060 21 720 12
*1400 31 1050 20 *710 12
1390 30 *1040 20 700 12
1380 30 1030 20 690 12
*1370 30 1020 19 680 11
1360 30 *1010 19 *670 11
1350 29 1000 19 660 11
*1340 29 990 19 650 11
1330 29 980 18 640 10
1320 28 *970 18 *630 10
*1310 28 960 18 620 10
1300 28 950 17 610 9
1290 21 940 17 600 9
*1280 21 *930 17 *590 9
1270 21 920 17
1260 21

*Use this SAT score when a single score point comparison is needed.
Note: Concordance tables for the ACT Composite were derived from concordances of the
ACT sum score

ACT Composite to SAT Total
ACT SAT SAT RANGE
36 1590 1570-1600
35 1540 1530-1560
34 1500 1490-1520
33 1460 1450-1480
32 1430 1420-1440
31 1400 1390-1410
30 1370 1360-1380
29 1340 1330-1350
28 1310 1300-1320
27 1280 1260-1290
26 1240 1230-1250
25 1210 1200-1220
24 1180 1160-11960
23 1140 1130-1150
22 1110 1100-1120
21 1080 1060-1090
20 1040 1030-1050
19 1010 990-1020
18 970 960-980
17 930 920-950
16 890 880-910
15 850 830-870
14 800 780-820
13 760 730-770
12 710 790-720
11 670 650-680
10 630 620-640
9 590 590-610

 

SAT Math to ACT Math
SAT ACT SAT ACT
800 36 *500 18
790 35 490 18
*780 35 480 17
770 35 *470 17
760 34 460 17
750 33 450 16
*740 33 440 16
730 32 *430 16
*720 32 420 16
710 31 410 15
*700 30 *400 15
690 30 390 15
680 29 380 15
670 28 370 14
*660 28 *360 14
650 27 350 14
*640 27 340 13
630 27 *330 13
620 26 320 13
*610 26 *310 12
600 25 300 12
*590 25 290 11
*580 24 *280 11
570 24 270 10
*560 23 *260 10
550 23
540 22
530 21
520 20
510 19

*Use this SAT score when a single score point comparison is needed

ACT Math to SAT Math
ACT SAT
36 800
35 780
34 70
33 740
32 720
31 710
30 700
29 680
28 660
27 640
26 610
25 590
24 580
23 560
22 540
21 530
20 520
19 510
18 500
17 470
16 430
15 400
14 360
13 330
12 310
11 280
10 260

 

SAT ERW to ACT English+Reading
SAT ACT SAT ACT
800 72 500 37
*790 72 490 35
780 71 480 34
*770 71 470 33
760 70 460 32
*750 70 450 31
740 69 440 30
730 68 430 29
720 67 420 28
710 66 410 27
700 64 400 26
690 63 390 25
680 61 380 24
670 60 370 23
660 58 360 22
650 57 350 21
640 55 340 20
630 54 330 19
620 52 320 18
610 51 310 17
600 49 300 16
590 48 290 15
580 46 280 14
570 45
560 44
550 43
540 42
530 40
520 39
510 38

Note: ERW = Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.
Note: ACT English + Reading scores range from 2 to 72
*Use this SAT score when a single score point comparison is needed.

ACT English+Reading to SAT ERW
ACT SAT ACT SAT
72 790 *42 540
71 770 41 540
70 750 40 520
69 740 39 520
68 730 38 510
67 720 *37 500
66 710 36 500
65 700 35 490
*64 700 34 480
63 690 33 470
62 680 32 460
*61 680 31 450
60 670 30 440
59 660 29 430
*58 660 28 420
57 650 27 410
56 640 26 400
*55 640 25 390
*54 630 24 380
53 630 23 370
52 620 22 360
*51 610 21 350
50 610 20 340
49 600 19 330
48 590 18 320
47 580 17 310
*46 580 16 300
45 570 15 290
44 560 14 280
43 550
Note: ERW = Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.
Note: ACT English + Reading scores range from 2 to 72
*Use this ACT score when a single score point comparison is needed
 
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