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SAT VS. ACT

1600 scale

 

2 section scores: Reading/Writing and Math

 

4 long sections

 

58 math questions 

 

Math sections that do and don't allow calculators

 

Math consists of advanced algebra, interpretation of data, some geometry, and arthmetic, and some trigonometry

 

52 reading questions

 

17% vocabulary 

 

Graphs and charts relating to passages

 

Punctuation, words in context, sentence structure

 

Essay is NOT mandatory

 

Essay prompt is a short passage which the student must analyze

 

3 hours and 45 minutes long

 

Scale is out of 36

 

4 section scores: English, Math, Reading and Science

 

4 long sections

 

60 math questions

 

Math section allows calculators

 

 

Math consists of geometry, algebra, arthimetic, and trigonometry

 

 

 

40 reading questions

 

8% vocabulary

 

Graphs and charts only in the science section

 

Punctuation and sentence structure

 

 

Essay is NOT mandatory

 

Essay prompt is a contemporary issue with three different opinions

 

2 hours and 55 minutes

 

 

 

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SAT and ACT tests have different timing which can affect test taking
SAT SUBJECT TESTS

Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests.

 

  • There are 20 SAT Subject Tests

  • Key areas of the test include: English, history, languages, mathematics and science

  • Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year

  • Students take subjects test a second time during the fall of the senior year

 
TEST OPTIONAL SCHOOLS

FairTest.org has a list of institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.