The scores for the very first administration of the brand new SAT are out, and students, parents and counselors are busy trying to figure out what they mean.

How do they compare to previous SAT scores? ACT scores?

The College Board has published on its website information about how the new (and old) SAT are scored along with a score converter, which you can find here. Jon Boeckenstedt, associate vice president at DePaul University in Chicago, took data made public by the College Board and created conversion charts that you can find below. It appeared on his Higher Ed Data Stories blog, and he gave me permission to publish it. You can find the College Board data here.

Counselors looking at the data for the first time say it appears that students will need a higher score than they got for the last SAT to be in the top 50 percent of test-takers.

Click here to see the data: