What is ACT or SAT?

Monday, February 20, 2012

SAT stands for Scholastic Assessment Test and it is a standardized test provided for college admissions in the United States before they can enter the college level of education. Meanwhile, ACT, which stands for American College Testing, is also a standardized test but this is done for high school achievement and college admissions as well in the United States.

Now, you might be wondering why you have to choose between the two sets of exams because they sound the same and their purpose is also the same. Before, about ten to twenty years ago, choosing between SAT and ACT wasn’t really an issue until just recently, they divided the state and traditionally required the colleges in the Midwest to conduct the ACT and the SAT was a test provided to the northeast colleges as well as on the east and the west costs. However, you don’t have to be confused dear students because you can take either of the two exams because majority of the schools in the United States now accept both SAT and ACT results.

Though they may sound just the same, these two tests are significantly different in many ways because they measure different skills. You may perform much better on one test than the other depending on your strengths and weaknesses so many colleges and universities are already suggesting the students to take both exams so that they will know which area they stand out and which area they are poor at. The two exams can also provide a better showcase for their abilities. 


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