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SAT Reasoning Test:
SAT Reasoning Test (Typically taken in May or June of junior year and/or October or November of senior year):  The SAT Reasoning Test is comprised of three sections, Critical Reading, Math and Writing.  Scores range from 200 to 800 for each section.  The highest possible combined score is 2400.  Since there is a slight penalty for each wrong answer, a student should leave a question unanswered if he or she has no idea what the answer is.  If one or more answer choices can be eliminated, however, the student should make an “educated” guess.  Students should take the SAT Reasoning Test once in junior year (May or June) and if necessary, once in senior year (October or November).  To register for the SAT Reasoning Test or for more information, go to the College Board website.
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SAT Reasoning Test information from the College Board Website
Register for the SAT Reasoning Test
SAT Reasoning Test Dates
Check for colleges and universities where SATs and/or ACTs are optional
Help get prepared with the Official SAT Question of the Day
 
ACT Assessment:
ACT Assessment (Typically taken April or June of junior year and/or September or October of senior year):  The ACT Assessment, or "A-C-T" as it is commonly called, is a national college admission examination that consists of tests in English, reading, mathematics, and science, as well as an optional writing section.  ACT results are accepted at all four-year colleges and universities across the country. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam designed to measure the academic skills that are taught in schools and deemed important for success in first-year college courses. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses in English, mathematics, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT than they are with traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
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Register for the ACT Assessment
ACT Test Dates
Relationship between ACT and SAT scores (comparison charts)
ACT sample test questions

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