9 Reasons Why the SAT is a Better Exam for Most Students

9 Reasons Why the SAT is a Better Exam for Most Students

Since I have had over 700 students take our 60 Second ACT vs. SAT Assessment, I have noticed that the majority of students come out favoring the SAT. That said, I decided to drill down to find out why. FYI: The 60 Second ACT vs. SAT Assessment consists of 11 either/or questions based on skill set and learning preferences. Roughly 70% have favored the SAT. Even though about 60% of those favor it by one point, those who favor the SAT 7+ points exceed 60%. Here's what I know about the exams based upon the skill sets tested as well as the test formats:   The reading passage questions tend to be in order on the SAT whereas on the ACT, that's often not the case. Scanning through the passages to find answers to questions can eat up the clock.   The four reading passages on the ACT average 800-1000 words; on the SAT the 5 reading passages average 600-800 words. Each passage has...
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Superscoring Can Significantly Increase Your Teen’s Chances of Getting Into a Top School!

Superscoring Can Significantly Increase Your Teen’s Chances of Getting Into a Top School!

Knowing how to take advantage of Superscoring can dramatically change your teen's ultimate SAT or ACT score. How, you ask? SAT example: March SAT: EBRW: 600; Math: 750; COMPOSITE: 1350 May SAT: EBRW: 700; Math 680; COMPOSITE: 1380 Superscored Composite: 1450 - A significant difference. ACT example: February ACT: English: 30; Math: 22; Reading: 20; Science: 21; Composite: 23 April ACT: English: 25: Math: 29; Reading: 21; Science: 22; Composite 24 June ACT: English: 26; Math: 25; Reading; 30; Science: 21; Composite 25 July ACT: English: 25; Math: 24; Reading: 26; Science: 32; Composite 27 Superscore Composite: 30! (These test scores also show a steady improvement in composites – not scores all over the map.)   What schools Superscore? Here is a list of some of the top schools that superscore both the SAT and ACT. (Always check a school's website as this type of policy is ALWAYS in flux. NOTE: It is to the school's advantage to super score as it elevates its college ranking. Boston College Johns Hopkins University...
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