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.

For more information on the ACT, click here.
For more information on the SAT, click here.

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

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