ACT Scores-Percentiles Chart:
The scores of SAT and the ACT scores, and the percentile chart cannot be ignored as the college authorities pay much attention to this aspect at the time of selecting the candidates for admission.
Let us have a look at the scores of SAT and ACT along with their percentile representations in order to have a clear picture of this process. Thus, if the SAT or ACT scores are 1410 and above or 32 and above, then its value in the percentile chart will be 99. If the SAT or ACT scores are 1320 or 30 then in the percentile chart its value will be 97.
Likewise, if the SAT or ACT score will be 1240 or 28, then its value in the percentile chart will be 93. The SAT or ACT scores corresponding to percentile chart of the scores 1170 or 26 will be 86 and of 1090 or 24 will be 76. Similarly the SAT or ACT scores and their value in percentile chart of the scores 1020 or 22 will be 64 and of 940 and 20 will be 48. If we have a look at the SAT or ACT scores and percentile chart of the scores 860 or 18, then it will turn out to be 33 and of 760 or 16, it will be 18.
In a similar manner, the SAT or ACT scores and the percentile representation of the values 660 or 14 will be 8 and of 520 and 12 will be 1.
ACT Percentile Rank:
The admission authorities usually take into consideration the percentile rank of ACT
while taking the admission decisions. The ACT scores of a student can
be compared with those of all the candidates who appear for the common
national exam, however, the authorities prefer to take the percentile rank into consideration as it is comparatively a better
indicator of the position of a student.
The percentile rank is considered as the selection index for college admission authorities. This rank along with that of high school is used for calculating the combined percentile score.
The composite scores usually correspond to the percentile rank along with the percentage of correctly answered questions. To make the relation between the composite scores and the percentile rank more clear let us take a look at an illustration.
For example if the composite score is 31, then the percentile rank will be 99 % and the percentage of correctly answered questions will be 90%. Next if the composite score is 26, then the percentile rank will be 90% along with 75% as the correctly answered questions. When it will be 23, then the percentile rank will be 76% and 63% will be the percentage of correct answers.
Likewise, the percentile rank will be 54% when the composite score will be 20 with 53% correctly answered questions. If the composite score is 17, then the ACT percentile will be 28% and the percentage of correct answers will be 43%.
Your performance along with the percentile that you achieve can change the game. If you fall within the limits of college entrance percentile, you will surely gain admission into that college easily, but along with the percentile of ACT test , the college authorities will also take into consideration many other things.
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