General Information


Trying to decide which test to take? SAT or ACT? Here are the basic differences between the tests.

  • The ACT is content based, the SAT is critical thinking and problem solving based.
  • The ACT includes a science reasoning test, the SAT does not.
  • The ACT math section includes trigonometry. The SAT tests vocabulary more than the ACT.
  • The SAT is not entirely multiple choice.
  • The SAT has a guessing penalty, the ACT does not.
  • The ACT tests English grammar, the SAT does not.

Still not sure which one to take? Make an appointment with your counselor in the Guidance Office.

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