2016 Redesigned SAT Practice Test Scaled Score Charts

A number of students have been asking how they can convert their practice test scores to the scaled scores they'd actually get, so I decided to do some math and calculate estimates.

Please keep in mind that these are very rough guesses. They might happen to be accurate, but they're most likely off by up to 50 points. But, you can use them to get a rough idea of where you stand and track your progress.

I got these numbers by calculating the percentage of problems you need to get right (in the form of a raw score, not actual problems right) to get a particular score on the existing test. I used the charts published at Erik The Red to get curve averages.

The curves will most likely be harsher than existing ones due to the lack of a penalty for wrong answers (meaning people will have higher raw scores), but math will probably be at least a little easier due to errors on the no-calculator section (lowering the average raw score), possibly balancing out or negating the harsher curves.

The tables are below. Look up the number you got right on a practice test to get your estimated scaled score:

New Math Scaled Score Chart:

# Right % Right Scaled Score
58 100 800
57 98 780
56 97 760
55 95 730
54 93 720
53 91 710
52 90 690
51 88 680
50 86 670
48-49 83-84 660
47 81 640
45-46 78-79 640
44 76 630
43 74 620
42 72 610
41 71 600
40 69 590
39 67 580
38 66 580
37 64 570
36 62 560
35 60 550
33-34 57-59 540
32 55 530
30-31 52 520
29 50
28 48 500
27 47 490

New Reading/Writing Scaled Score Chart:

# Right % Right Scaled Score
96 100 800
95 99 790
93-94 97-98 780
92 96 770
91 95 760
90 94 750
88-89 92-93 730
87 91 720
86 90 710
85 89 700
84 88 690
83 86 680
82 85 675
81 84 670
80 83 660
79 82 650
75-78 78-81 620-640
74 77 615
7073 73-76 600-610
68-69 71-72 590
67 70 585
66 69 580
65 68 575
64 67 570
63 66 565
62 65 560
61 64 555
60 63 550
59 61 540
58 60 535
57 59 530
56 58 525