Past SAT Curves

There is no “best time” to take the SAT. Curves are based on the difficulty of the test—NOT the other students who took the test that day. The difficulty of the test is determined by The College Board through comparisons with previous tests. You can read about it more on the official website, but the bottom line is this is not something you should be worried about.

If you’re interested in calculating your scores based on a practice exam, check out the SAT Score Calculator.

*The SAT is now offered to students on a school day for participating schools in the fall and spring. April 2016 was the first school day administration of the SAT. The curves from these administrations are just as “valid” as those from any other.

SAT Math Curves

Raw ScoreTest 1Test 2Test 3Test 4Apr 2016*May 2016
58800800800800800800
57790790790800790790
56780780780790780770
55760770770790770760
54750760750780760750
53740750740770740730
52730740730760730720
51710730720750720710
50700720710750710710
49690710710740700700
48680700700730690690
47670690690730680680
46670690690720670670
45660680680710670660
44650670680710660660
43640660670700650650
42630650660690640640
41620650660680630630
40610640650670620620
39600630640660610610
38600620630650600600
37590610630640590600
36580600620630590590
35570590610620580580
34560580600610570570
33560570590600560560
32550570580600550550
31540560580590540540
30530550570580530540
29520540560570530530
28520530550560520520
27510520540550510510
26500510530540510510
25490510510530500500
24480500500520490490
23480490490510470480
22470480480500460470
21460470470490450460
20450460460480440450
19440450450470430440
18430440440460420430
17420430430450410420
16410420420430400410
15390400410420390400
14380390390410380390
13370380380390360370
12360370370370350360
11340360360360340340
10330340340350330330
9320330330340320320
8310320320320310300
7290300300300290290
6280290290280280270
5260270270270260260
4240250250250250250
3230230230230230230
2210210210210210210
1200200200200200200
0200200200200200200

SAT Reading Curves

To get your total evidence-based reading and writing score (200-800), add your reading score (10-40) and your writing score (10-40) and multiply the result by 10.

Raw ScoreTest 1Test 2Test 3Test 4Apr 2016*May 2016
52404040404040
51403940394039
50393839393937
49383738383837
48383738373736
47373637363735
46373536353635
45363536353534
44353435343433
43353434333333
42343334333332
41333333323232
40333233323131
39323232313131
38323132313030
37313131303030
36313031302929
35303030292929
34302930292829
33292929282828
32292829282728
31282829282727
30282728272626
29272728272626
28262627262525
27262527262525
26252526252424
25252426252424
24242425242323
23242425242323
22232324232222
21232324232221
20222223232121
19222222222120
18212122222020
17212121212019
16202021211918
15202020201918
14191919201817
13191919191817
12181818181716
11171817181716
10171717171615
9161616161514
8151515161514
7151514151413
6141414141312
5131313131211
4121212121111
3111111111010
2101010101010
1101010101010
0101010101010

SAT Writing Curves

To get your total evidence-based reading and writing score (200-800), add your reading score (10-40) and your writing score (10-40) and multiply the result by 10.

Raw ScoreTest 1Test 2Test 3Test 4Apr 2016*May 2016
44404040404040
43393939393940
42383838383939
41373737373838
40363636373637
39353535363636
38343435353535
37343334343434
36333334333434
35323233333333
34323133323232
33313132323132
32303031313131
31302930313030
30292930303030
29282829292929
28282729292828
27272728282828
26262627272727
25262627272726
24252526262625
23252526262525
22242425252524
21232325242423
20232324242323
19222224232322
18212223232221
17212122222120
16202022212020
15192021202019
14191920191918
13181819191818
12171819181817
11161718171716
10161717161616
9151616161615
8141515151514
7131415141413
6131414131313
5121313121212
4111212111111
3101111101110
2101010101010
1101010101010
0101010101010

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