SAT vs ACT

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SAT (2400 points)
ACT (36 points)
Intellectual Ability based:
Reasoning & Critical Thinking
Curriculum based:
Tests Core Subject knowledge
9 Short sections, plus essay 4 Long sections, Plus essay (Optional)
Experimental Section Included No Experimental Section
More time given per question Less time given per question
Not entirely Multiple Choice All Multiple Choice
Penalty for guessing wrong answers No Penalty for guessing wrong answers
No Trigonometry questions Trigonometry questions included
Clever versions based on basic math skills. Questions based on specific math levels.
Reading section based on difficult vocabulary questions Reading section based on straight forward questions found in text, non-vocabulary based
No Science section Science section
Essay questions are philosophical topics, answered examples from history, literature, etc. Essay questions are regarding student opinion, ex. School life, teen issues, etc.
Writing sections addresses grammatical points English Section addresses mechanics of punctuation

 

SAT & ACT Score Conversion Table

ACT
Composite
24SAT Critical Reading
& Math

SAT Critical Reading,
Math & Writing
36 1600 2400
35 1550-1590 2340
34 1500-1550 2260
33 1450-1500 2190
32 1400-1450 2130
31 1350-1400 2040
30 1320-1350 1980
29 1290-1320 1920
28 1250-1290 1860
27 1200-1250 1820
26 1160-1200 1760
25 1120-1160 1700
24 1090-1120 1650
ACT
Composite
24SAT Critical Reading
& Math

SAT Critical Reading,
Math & Writing
23 1050-1090 1590
22 1020-1050 1530
21 980-1020 1500
20 940-980 1410
19 900-940 1350
18 850-900 1290
17 810-850 1210
16 760-810 1140
15 710-760 1060
14 670-710 1000
13 600-670 900
12 550-600 780
11 500-550 750

 

 

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