College Board Releases Redesigned SAT Scores and Benchmarks
College Board recently updated its website to reflect the release of scores for the first Redesigned SAT given in March. Data files were made available to schools on May 9 and students on May 10. Scores will not be available in SAT’s online reporting portal for schools until June 14th. The updated information includes new benchmarks—revised from those initially released with PSAT data in January—as well as concordance information for the redesigned SAT to the old SAT and to the ACT.
How do Redesigned SAT Scores compare to ACT scores?
SAT has released an SAT Score Converter to help students relate their scores on the Redesigned SAT to the 2005 SAT and to the ACT. Below, a table of concorded scores is provided. At this time, College Board has only concorded the old SAT scores to Redesigned SAT scores; concordance to the ACT is provided only in composite and relies on data from the 2006 ACT-SAT concordance study. Note that there was not enough data available to concord scores below 560 on the Redesigned SAT and 11 on the ACT.
|Old SAT Score (out of 2400)||New SAT Score (out of 1600)||ACT Composite Score (out of 36)|
|2300 - 2370||1560 - 1590||35|
|2210 - 2280||1520 - 1550||34|
|2150 - 2190||1490 - 1510||33|
|2080 - 2130||1450 - 1480||32|
|2020 - 2060||1420 - 1440||31|
|1970 - 2000||1390 - 1410||30|
|1900 - 1950||1350 - 1380||29|
|1840 - 1880||1310 - 1340||28|
|1790 - 1820||1280 - 1300||27|
|1730 - 1780||1240 - 1270||26|
|1670 - 1720||1200 - 1230||25|
|1610 - 1650||1160 - 1190||24|
|1560 - 1590||1130 - 1150||23|
|1510 - 1540||1100 - 1120||22|
|1450 - 1490||1060 - 1090||21|
|1390 - 1430||1020 - 1050||20|
|1330 - 1370||980 - 1010||19|
|1270 - 1310||940 - 970||18|
|1210 - 1250||900 - 930||17|
|1150 - 1200||850 - 890||16|
|1070 - 1120||810 - 840||15|
|990 - 1060||760 - 800||14|
|930 - 980||720 - 750||13|
|820 - 910||630 - 710||12|
|750 - 810||560 - 620||11|
What are the newest College Readiness Benchmarks?
With the release of these scores, College Board has provided revised College Readiness Benchmarks. The initial benchmarks released in January with the return of PSAT scores have been adjusted to incorporate data from the redesigned SAT. Evidence-Based Reading & Writing benchmarks have increased, and Math benchmarks have decreased from those initial releases. The College Readiness Benchmarks continue to indicate that students meeting or exceeding these score levels in each subject have a 75% likelihood of earning a grade of C or higher in the associated freshman level college course. In addition, these scores indicate expected gains for students each school year. Since the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10/11 are on the same scale as the SAT, they all share the same benchmarking system. The benchmarks and expected gains are provided below:
|LEVEL||EVIDENCE-BASED READING & WRITING||EXPECTED GAINS||MATH BENCHMARK||EXPECTED GAINS|
How does Academic Approach prepare students for the redesigned PSAT and SAT?
Academic Approach has conducted extensive revisions to our curriculum to best support students preparing for the Redesigned SAT. This month, Academic Approach is releasing a new curriculum designed to meet the rigor and demands of the Redesigned SAT, including in-depth lessons, scaffolded and aligned practice items, and practice tests to review. These comprehensive materials, along with the rigorous instructional practices of our tutors, will ensure that students are prepared for test performance on the redesigned assessments.
How does Academic Approach support schools in the use of data from the redesigned PSAT and SAT?
At Academic Approach, we have spent significant time since the announcement of the redesigned tests ensuring that we are prepared to support schools in the adoption of or transition to these assessments. We are looking forward to supporting schools with assessments and reporting, professional development, and test preparation courses to help raise student scores and skills on the new PSAT and SAT. We welcome the opportunity to promote successful performance on these new college readiness assessments, which are now more closely aligned with high school curricula and college success.
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