As expected, the tests have their own scoring methods. The ACT awards up to 36 points for a given section and the SAT awards points up to 800 per section. The SAT also subtracts partial points for incorrect answers, and the ACT does not.
Whether a student'’s standardized test score is considered good will depend on the caliber of schools that he or she applies to. A good overall score at one school may not even be in the middle fifty percentile of the incoming freshman class at another school. It's a good idea to research the scores at the colleges you're interested in attending to determine whether or not you need to up your scores. Refer to the resources tab of this website for links to free online and fee based SAT/ACT study prep courses.
The SAT is given seven times each year and is typically held on a Saturday morning. All students set on taking the SAT must register with The College Board. Registration for the SAT can be done online at www.collegeboard.com.
The upcoming SAT test dates are as follows:
• January 24th, 2015
• March 14th, 2015
• May 2nd, 2015
• June 6th, 2015
Depending on the state, the ACT Test is given about six times a year, also on a Saturday morning. In order to register, it is recommended to create an ACT student account online through the official ACT Web site. This site allows students to select a test time, test center, and pay for exam fees with a credit card.
The upcoming ACT test dates are as follows:
• February 7, 2015
• April 18, 2015
• June 13, 2015
Colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. So which should you take? It’s really all about the numbers. The majority of students will score higher on one exam. In lieu of a crystal ball, Ivy League Wealth Strategies offers a SAT/ACT diagnostic exam & report. A test designed to help you determine which test is better fit with your abilities.
The SAT/ACT Diagnostic
• Identifies whether you’re stronger on the SAT or the ACT
• Gives you first-hand experience on both exams
• Is the first step to successful prep
The SAT/ACT Analytics Report
• Provides side-by-side comparison of SAT and ACT performance
• Pinpoints the topics and concepts that need attention
• Helps to create a road map for excelling on the actual exams
Contact Ivy League Wealth Strategies for additional information or to schedule your diagnostic exam.