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Original to recentered scale

Use this table to convert mean SAT I: Reasoning Test scores on the original scale to equivalent means on the recentered scale. If your mean falls between two values, use the value closest to your mean. This will provide a good estimate, usually within 6 points.

VerbalVerbal
OriginalRecenteredOriginalRecentered
600670450528
595665445524
590660440519
585655435514
580650430509
575646425504
570641420499
565636415495
560631410490
555627405485
550622400480
545617395475
540613390470
535608385465
530603380459
525599375454
520594370449
515589365444
510585360439
505580355433
500575350428
495571345423
490566340417
485561335412
480557330406
475552325401
470547320395
465542315389
460538310384
455533305378
  300372
MathMath
OriginalRecenteredOriginalRecentered
650659500523
645654495519
640648490515
635643485511
630638480506
625633475502
620629470498
615624465493
610619460489
605614455484
600610450480
595605445475
590601440471
585596435466
580592430462
575587425457
570583420452
565579415447
560574410442
555570405437
550566400432
545561395427
540557390422
535553385416
530549380411
525545375406
520540370400
515536365394
510532360389
505528355383
  350377

Points to note

Converted means should be regarded as close approximations. To calculate the mean more accurately, convert all individual scores from one scale to the other and then recompute the mean.

Means are less accurate if:

  • They are based on a small number of test takers
  • They are very high or very low
  • The standard deviation for the group varies from an assumed deviation of 95 for verbal and 105 for math
  • The mean and standard deviation are based on a selective or homogeneous group of test takers

If you wish to calculate a more precise converted mean or to convert means that fall outside the range of these tables, contact your College Board Regional Office.

Do not use these tables to convert individual scores. Use the SAT I Individual Score Equivalents table to convert individual scores on the SAT I.