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ACT and SAT Information

ACT vs. SAT

Sometimes deciding which test to take can be stressful. Most advisors would recommend both assessments to see which one you feel more confident taking. Colleges accept both scores, so don’t think one is “better” than the other. Below is a chart from Princeton Review. This is a great resource to help understand the difference and get prepared for the exams.

  SAT ACT
Why Take It Colleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships
Test Structure Reading

Writing & Language

Math

Essay (Optional)

English

Math

Reading

Science Reasoning

Essay (Optional)

Length 3 hours (without essay)

3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay)

2 hours, 55 minutes (without essay)

3 hours, 40 minutes (with essay)

Reading 5 reading passages 4 reading passages
Science None 1 science section testing your critical thinking skills (not your specific science knowledge)
Math Covers:

Arithmetic

Algebra I & II

Geometry, Trig & Data Analysis

Covers:

Arithmetic

Algebra I & II

Geometry and Trigonometry

Calculator

Policy

Some math questions do not allow calculators. You can use a calculator on all math questions.
Essays Optional. The essay tests your comprehension of a source text. Optional. The essay will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.
How It’s

Scored

Scored on a scale of

400-1600

Scored on a scale of 1-36

The best way to decide which test is right for you, think about taking a free FULL- LENGTH, TIMED practice test. There are several online through Princeton Review, Kaplan, Khan Academy, just to name a few.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT OR SAT

To register for the ACT or SAT, students must register online. During the registration process, you will select the test date and testing location, which is most convenient for you.

*If you are a Junior or Senior and you qualify for free/reduced lunch, stop by Mrs. Black’s office for an ACT or SAT waiver. You are eligible for 2 ACT and 2 SAT assessments for free. You can only take each test twice using waivers, so test wisely.

Click on either of the links below to begin the registration process.

ACT         http://www.act.org/content/act/en.html

SAT         https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

 

WHEN & WHERE ARE THE TESTS GIVEN?

Both tests are provided on national testing dates. You can visit each site to see the test dates. Locations can be selected during the registration process. Please visit the links below to see when the tests are being administered.

ACT         http://www.act.org/content/act/en.html

SAT         https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

A great resource for the SAT is Khan Academy.  On this site, you can take a free practice test and it will use your practice test results and create an individualized study program!  Take advantage of this!  It really is great if you put in the work:)

Khan Academy

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