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					SAT and ACT Score Comparison
This chart shows comparative scores for the ACT, the Current SAT, and the New SAT. Last Current SAT: First ACT with Writing Test: First New SAT: January 22, 2005 February 12,2005 March 12, 2005

ACT
If you scored a...

Current SAT
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New SAT
It's about the same as a…

36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11

1600 1560-1590 1510-1550 1460-1500 1410-1450 1360-1400 1320-1350 1280-1310 1240-1270 1210-1230 1170-1200 1130-1160 1090-1120 1060-1080 1020-1050 980-1010 940-970 900-930 860-890 810-850 760-800 710-750 660-700 590-650 520-580 500-510

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Kaplan Online - SAT vs. ACT 10/12/04

SAT vs. ACT
The road to college can be a confusing and hectic one. Choosing the right admissions test to take - SAT or ACT - doesn't have to be. While most colleges across the country accept scores from either test, the SAT and ACT are significantly different, and in many ways, they measure different skills. Check with your guidance counselor and preferred colleges, then use the information below to decide which test is right for you.

Differences at a Glance:

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SAT
no science section no trigonometry section vocabulary emphasized non multiple-choice questions included guessing penalty no English grammar math accounts for 50% of your score questions go from easy to hard in most sections all your SAT scores reported to colleges

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ACT
science reasoning section math sections include trigonometry vocabulary less important entirely multiple choice no guessing penalty English grammar tested math accounts for 25% of your score easy and hard questions mixed within sections report scores only from the test dates you choose

Kaplan Online - SAT vs. ACT 10/12/04


				
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