SAT vs. ACT

We’re here to help you navigate the test-taking maze.

Which test is right for you?

When preparing for the SAT and ACT exams, some approaches make more sense than others. Our goal is to find the right fit for you.

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Content

The content covered on the SAT and ACT is almost identical. The SAT is more logic- and reasoning-based, whereas the ACT is more content-based. The SAT is more math-based and the ACT is more reading comprehension-based.

Scores

When SAT and ACT scores are equated, 80% of students score exactly the same on both exams. However, some students score dramatically better on one test.

Finding Your Test

Students often prefer the ACT to SAT because it feels easier – students tend to answer a higher percentage of ACT questions correctly. However, that doesn’t mean their scores on the ACT will be better.

Let us take the guesswork out of finding the right testing plan for you.

 
 
 

Some general guidelines.

The ACT may be a better fit if you:

  • hate standardized exams or lack testing confidence
  • are stronger in reading comprehension than in math
  • can read quickly

The SAT may be a better fit if you:

  • have difficulty finishing exams in the allotted time
  • are stronger in math than in reading comprehension
  • enjoy solving puzzles

 

Students love us.

 My tutoring experience with the SAT and ACT was exceptional, and I improved with every session! 
 
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Take a free SAT/ACT hybrid practice exam.

It is difficult to predict whether you will perform better on the SAT or ACT.

The most effective way to determine which test is the best fit is to take a practice SAT and ACT and compare those scores.

Register for a diagnostic SAT/ACT Hybrid test

Work with one of our directors to develop a customized testing plan.

We’ll help you navigate the test taking maze, share our experience with your local school, and inspire your student.

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