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ACT/SAT

SCHOOL CODES:

Bradley  365198       Darby 362571       Davidson 362570

 

ACT or SAT

 

How are they different?

ACT

The ACT is considered a more “curriculum-based” test since it tests their academic preparedness for college in the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science specifically by calling on information they have learned in their high school coursework.

 

SAT

The SAT is traditionally thought of as a test that measures a student’s critical thinking skills, testing their ability to analyze and solve problems in Math, Reading, and Writing.

 

SAT Overview                                ACT Overview

*3 hr. 50 min. examination                                      *3 hr. examination

*Passage based questions from Literature            *Heavy in grammar and reading

*Tested on higher-level math including Trig.        *Tested on Alg., Geom., & Trig.

*Math = 50% of score                                                  *Math = 25% of score

*One non-calculatore question                                  *School curriculum based

*No Guessing penalty                                                  *No penalty for guessing

*No Science                                                                   *Science reasoning section

*Grammar – approximately 30 tested rules           *English grammar section

*Scored between 400-1600                                        *Math formulas not provided

* No penalty for wrong answers                                 *No penalty for wrong answers

*Optional Writing section                                            *Optional Writing section

 

 

 

TEST PREP INFO

In addition to free test agency preparation (www.actstudent.org and www.sat.collegeboard.com a sampling of commercial test-prep agencies are listed for students and parents.

 

 

Hilliard City School District does not endorse any test prep service but offers information and opportunities as a service to students and their parents.