For example, to convert a score from the new SAT to old SAT, choose the new SAT to old SAT table.
To compare the SAT scores to ACT scores, the SAT to ACT concordance tables can be used.
Additionally, for ACT takers, the College Board also released two sets of concordance tables to translate new SAT scores to ACT scores, and ACT scores to new SAT scores.
(See pages 7 and 15 in the SAT concordance Tables for Higher Education).
The ACT writing test “is a standardized, comparable, and reliable test that also provides information that students can use to improve their skills,” ACT spokesman Ed Colby told The DCNF.
“The ACT writing test is designed to measure on-demand writing skills, which are required for success in many college courses.” Regardless, several colleges dropped the essay requirement to eliminate what they view as a price barrier to entry.
It “relied on students using their own experiences and values [and] didn’t rely upon facts and evidence.
Students could write something nonsensical and unrelated to empirical reality.” But SAT developer and administrator College Board, as well as the ACT maintain the utility of their essay exams.
(Note: the ACT maker has stated that it has not verified these tables.).
Here is a simplified explanation of what people should know about the new SAT concordance tables.