Today we will be discussing the conversion of PSAT scores to SAT scores. As you may know, the PSAT is a preliminary version of the SAT, designed to help students prepare for the actual SAT exam. The PSAT is scored on a scale of 320-1520, whereas the SAT is scored on a scale of 400-1600. So, let’s learn how to convert a PSAT score of 1250 to an SAT score.

To convert a PSAT score to an SAT score, we need to first understand the differences between the two exams. The PSAT is slightly easier than the SAT, so we cannot directly compare the scores. However, we can use percentiles to estimate a student’s performance on the SAT based on their PSAT score.

First, let’s find the percentile rank of the 1250 PSAT score. Percentile rank tells us the percentage of students who scored equal to or lower than that score. For instance, if a student has a 1250 PSAT score and is in the 80th percentile, it means that they scored higher than 80% of the test-takers. Keep in mind that percentiles might vary from year to year, so it’s essential to refer to the most recent PSAT to SAT concordance tables.

Once we have the percentile rank, we can then use an SAT to PSAT concordance table to find the corresponding SAT score. Let’s assume that a 1250 PSAT score corresponds to the 80th percentile. According to the concordance table, an 80th percentile SAT score is approximately 1260. So, our estimated SAT score based on the 1250 PSAT score would be 1260.

PSAT Score | SAT Score (Estimated) |
---|---|

1200 | 1210 |

1210 | 1220 |

1220 | 1230 |

1230 | 1240 |

1240 | 1250 |

1250 | 1260 |

1260 | 1270 |

1270 | 1280 |

1280 | 1290 |

1290 | 1300 |

1300 | 1310 |

1310 | 1320 |

1320 | 1330 |

1330 | 1340 |

1340 | 1350 |

1350 | 1360 |

1360 | 1370 |

1370 | 1380 |

1380 | 1390 |

1390 | 1400 |

1400 | 1410 |