Every official ACT test has its own chart that converts raw scores to scores on the 1 to 36 point scale, but if you find yourself in need of a rough estimate for a practice test, or if you simply want an estimate of many questions you need to get right to get a certain score, the following official ACT raw score conversion chart can help!

The chart presents the raw scores on ACT Tests 1-4 (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), with their equivalent scaled scores in the left- and right-most columns. Need help improving your ACT score? Click here.

## ACT Raw Score Conversion Chart: Important Vocabulary

ACT Raw Score: The number of questions you answered correctly in the section. For example: If you answer 55 questions correctly on the ACT English Test, then your raw score for ACT English is 55.

ACT Scaled Score: The score that you get on each section of the ACT after your raw score is scaled. Your scaled score ranges from 1-36, with 36 being the highest possible score on a section. For example, if you answer 55 questions correctly on the ACT English Test, then your scaled score for ACT English is 23.

ACT Composite Score: The average of your four scaled scores (English, Math, Reading, and Science). The highest possible composite score is 36.

## Raw ACT Scores and Scaled ACT Scores:

Scaled Score Raw Score English Raw Score Math Raw Score Reading Raw Score Science Scaled Score
36 75 59-60 40 40 36
35 73-74 57-58 39 39 35
34 71-72 55-56 38 38 34
33 70 54 37 33
32 69 53 37 32
31 68 52 36 36 31
30 67 50-51 35 35 30
29 66 49 34 34 29
28 64-65 47-48 33 33 28
27 62-63 45-46 32 31-32 27
26 60-61 43-44 31 30 26
25 58-59 41-42 30 28-29 25
24 56-57 38-40 29 26-27 24
23 53-55 36-37 27-28 24-25 23
22 51-52 34-35 26 23 22
21 48-50 33 25 21-22 21
20 45-47 31-32 23-24 19-20 20
19 42-44 29-30 22 17-18 19
18 40-41 27-28 20-21 16 18
17 38-39 24-26 19 14-15 17
16 35-37 19-23 18 13 16
15 33-34 15-18 16-17 12 15
14 30-32 12-14 14-15 11 14
13 29 10-11 13 10 13
12 27-28 8-9 11-12 9 12
11 25-26 6-7 9-10 8 11
10 23-24 5 8 7 10
9 20-22 4 7 6 9
8 17-19 6 5 8
7 14-16 3 5 4 7
6 11-13 4 3 6
5 9-10 2 3 5
4 6-8 2 4
3 5 1 2 1 3
2 3-4 1 2
1 0-2 0 0 0 1

## When to Use This ACT Raw Score Conversion Chart

When prepping for the ACT exam, it’s important to take at least one (or hopefully a few) full-length ACT practice tests. We recommend finding a quiet spot, like the library or your room with the door closed, on a weekend when you don’t have a lot going on. You can time yourself (no cheating!) and try to recreate realistic test conditions as much as possible. Not only will this help you get used to a long, grueling standardized test, but it will also help you perfect your timing and pacing strategies.

The trouble is, after you sit down for a 4+ hour exam, plus an extra 20-30 minutes of grading your own test, you’re left with a raw score. This is where the chart comes in. Use the ACT raw score conversion chart to turn your raw score into a scaled score so that you can get a better idea of how well you might do on test day.

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