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What's the difference between the SAT's and the ACT's?

besides the scale they score on? i know SAT's are like 1000-2000, and the ACT's are graded around 20-30's
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  • Heather 2010/09/03 17:34:27
    Heather
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    It is true what LittleMistersMom said as well as the fact that the ACT consists of a different format and set of subject tests including English, Math, Reading, Science (which the SAT does not have), and an optional writing section (the essay). On the other hand, the SAT consists of Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing. Also, the highest ACT score is 36 while the highest SAT score is 2400.
  • LittleMistersMom 2010/09/03 16:12:53
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    Well, first off, they're completely different tests, so to get scores on both, you have to take both tests. Also, different colleges want you to take different tests. Most colleges in the midwest accept ACT scores, whereas many colleges on the East Coast would prefer you to take the SATs. So look at the colleges you are considering and find out which test they would prefer you to take.

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