Testing

College Admissions - ACT & SAT

  •        ACT Test Dates                                         SAT Test Date                                              

    • September 8                                   August 25
    • October 27                                      October 6
    • December 8                                    November 3
    • February 9                                      December 1
    • April 13                                           March 9
    • June 8                                             May 4
    • July 13                                            June 1

    To register:                                        To register: 

    www.actstudent.org                          www.collegeboard.org 

     

    Some differences in the two tests:

              ACT Test Format                                      SAT Test Format

    The ACT is a measure of                The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of 

    academic achievement closely      the critical thinking skills one needs for

    tied to high school curriculum.      academic success in college.  The SAT

    High achievement on the test        assesses how well you analyze and solve

    generally reflects direct exposure  problems -- skills you learned in school 

    to the subject matter.  The ACT is   that you will need in college.  The SAT is

    composed of four multiple-choice  composed of 3 sections: Math, Critical

    sections: Math, English, Reading,   Reading, and Writing and each section is

    and Science.  The maximum score  scored on a scale of 200-800.  

    on each section is 36.

     


     

    ACT Math - 60 minutes - 60 questions                   SAT Math - 70 minutes

    ACT English - 45 minutes - 75 questions              SAT Critical Reading - 70 minutes

     ACT Reading - 35 minutes - 40 questions            SAT Writing - 60 minutes

    ACT Science - 35 minutes - 40 questions