In US the High school kids are required to take
SAT or ACT to get into their dream college.
What is the SAT?
SAT stands for Scholastic Aptitude Test. SAT measures literacy and writing skills, and assesses how well a student analyzes and solves problems. In US, SAT examination is offered seven times a year in the months of January, March, May, June, October, November, December. The test is administered by College board.
Snapshot of SAT
There are two SAT sections:
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
SAT Essay scores are reported separately from overall test scores. Requirement for essays varies from college to college.
Length of SAT
The SAT is 3 hours long. If you choose to take the SAT with Essay, the test will be 3 hours and 50 minutes.
Each section of the SAT is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale. Your total SAT score is the sum of your section scores. The highest possible SAT score is 1600. If you take the Essay, you will receive a separate score.
What is ACT?
It Stands for- American College Test. ACT assesses knowledge of subjects taught in high school. ACT examination is offered six times a year in the months of February, April, June, September, October, December. The official website is www.actstudent.org
SNAPSHOT of ACT
ACT Length 2 hrs, 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes if taking ACT with writing)
Which test should you take the SAT or the ACT?
Most colleges and universities will accept scores from either the SAT or ACT, and do not favor one test over the other. That said, college-bound students are increasingly taking both the SAT and ACT. Changes made to the SAT in 2016 have made it easier than ever to prep for both tests concurrently—and earn competitive scores on both! The best way to decide if taking the SAT, ACT, or both tests is right for you is to take a timed full-length practice test of each type. Since the content and style of the SAT and ACT are very similar, factors like how you handle time pressure and what types of questions you find most challenging can help you determine which test is a better fit.
We at SMARTS help students to achieve test scores needed to get into the best colleges by helping them get ready for the test. We also offer support in filling the college applications and college essays.
We have SAT/ACT prep solutions for every student and every budget.
Our Test Prep includes:
Diagnostics test to match your strengths to best test: ACT or SAT.
Specific plan to achieve your dream score.
Provide students with resources, tools and environment which includes
Teach the content and concepts related strategies
Practice on Official Practice tests
Test stamina Journal to track progress with time
SMARTS strategies Workbooks
SMARTS SAT writing Notebook
SMARTS Vocab. List
SMARTS SAT/ACT Math Resources