SAT V+M Composites

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Original to recentered scale

Use this table to adjust V+M SAT I: Reasoning Test composites on the original scale to composites on the recentered scale.

V+M Composites—Original to Recentered Scale
Original Recentered Original Recentered
1600 1600 1290 1350
1590 1600 1280 1340
1580 1600 1270 1330
1570 1600 1260 1320
1560 1600 1250 1310
1550 1600 1240 1310
1540 1600 1230 1300
1530 1600 1220 1290
1520 1600 1210 1280
1510 1600 1200 1270
1500 1600 1190 1260
1490 1600 1180 1250
1480 1580 1170 1240
1470 1560 1160 1240
1460 1550 1150 1230
1450 1530 1140 1220
1440 1520 1130 1210
1430 1510 1120 1200
1420 1490 1110 1190
1410 1480 1100 1180
1400 1470 1090 1180
1390 1460 1080 1170
1380 1440 1070 1160
1370 1430 1060 1150
1360 1420 1050 1140
1350 1410 1040 1130
1340 1400 1030 1120
1330 1390 1020 1120
1320 1380 1010 1110
1310 1370 1000 1100
V+M Composites—Original to Recentered Scale
Original Recentered Original Recentered
990 1090 690 820
980 1080 680 810
970 1070 670 800
960 1060 660 790
950 1050 650 780
940 1050 640 760
930 1040 630 750
920 1030 620 740
910 1020 610 730
900 1010 600 720
890 1000 590 710
880 990 580 700
870 980 570 680
860 970 560 670
850 970 550 660
840 960 540 650
830 950 530 630
820 940 520 620
810 930 510 610
800 920 500 590
790 910 490 580
780 900 480 560
770 890 470 550
760 880 460 530
750 870 450 510
740 860 440 500
730 860 430 480
720 850 420 460
710 840 410 440
700 830 400 420

Points to note

This table can be used to relate V+M composites, such as composites used in a college catalog, on the original scale to approximate composites on the recentered scale. This table cannot be used to relate V+M composites on the recentered scale to the original scale.

You cannot use this table to convert original V+M scores for a student to recentered V+M scores. To create a composite on the recentered scale for individual students, first convert the student's verbal and math scores from the original to recentered scale using the SAT I Individual Score Equivalents table, and then combine the scores to create a recentered composite.

Equivalence tables for composites, such as V+M, may vary from institution to institution. This is because different combinations of verbal scores and math scores add up to the same V+M score. For example, a V+M composite of 1200 might represent two 600s or it might consist of a 500 and a 700. The best way to create the most appropriate equivalence table for V+M composites for your institution is to relate recentered V+M scores from your own students to their original V+M scores.

Data are based on the latest scores of the 1990 reference group used for recentering. The group consists of 1,052,000 students who graduated from high school in 1990 and who last took the SAT during their junior or senior year.