Standardized Testing

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SAT

To register for SAT 1 (reasoning test) or SAT 2 (subject test) go to:

www.collegeboard.org

Then set up an account and follow the instructions.

Don’t forget to enter the school code which is:

670734

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT

Go to the website

http://www.act.org/

Follow the instructions.

Insert our school code:

670734

 

Should I take the SAT or the ACT?

Is one harder? Is one better? More prestigious? More useful? If only it were that simple. In many cases, schools will accept either exam, so it’s up to you to figure out which test to take. We can help you explore both tests. Click to read more about the SAT vs. the ACT.

Test Snapshot

Features SAT ACT
Widely accepted All U.S. colleges All U.S. colleges
Measures What students learn in high school
What they need to succeed in college
What students learn in high school
Tests the vocabulary you’ll use Yes Yes
Everyday math formulas provided Yes No
Essay is optional Yes Yes
Penalty for guessing No No
Test Format
Structure and Timing SAT ACT
Testing time 3 hours
+ 50-minute essay (optional)
2 hours 55 minutes
+ 40-minute essay (optional)
Structure 3 tests + optional essay 4 tests + optional writing test
Number of questions 154 215
Time per question 1 minute, 10 seconds 49 seconds
Score range Composite 400–1600 (SAT Essay: reported in 3 dimensions, each 2–8) Composite 1–36 (writing domain scores: 2–12)
Test length and timing Reading Test
65 minutes – 52 questions
Writing and Language Test
35 minutes – 44 questions
Math Test
80 minutes – 58 questions
Reading Test
35 minutes – 40 questions
English Test
45 minutes – 75 questions
Math Test
60 minutes- 60 questions
Science Test
35 minutes – 40 questions

*Based on publicly released ACT information as of August 22, 2017.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/compare-new-sat-act