SAT® or ACT: Which is Right for Your Child?
The SAT® exams and ACTs are both widely accepted testing methods to determine
how prepared a student is for college. However, the two exams are not
the same. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT®) is the oldest exam and is
accepted by virtually all colleges in the United States. It consists of
four sections – Evidence-Based Reading, Math (calculator), Math
(no-calculator), and Writing and Language – whose scores add up to
1600 points. The national average is
In contrast, the American College Testing Program (ACT) measures a student’s
ability to learn. It also consists of four sections, including Reading,
Science, English, and Math. Each category is given a score, which is then
averaged to create a composite score, ranging from
1-36. The national average is
If you’re having difficulty determining which test would be best
for your child, contact our skilled State College tutors. During an initial
consultation, we can assess a student’s learning style and current
knowledge. We then match them with an exam they are more likely to do
better in. Of course, they can always take both tests. Whatever you decide,
we’ll be there each step of the way to help!
Trusted Partners Offering Practical, Grounded Tutoring
At State College Tutor Doctor, we don’t try to sugarcoat expectations.
We assess the students and offer customized test prep plans to obtain
a realistic result for your child. By establishing a close relationship
built on mutual trust and respect, we create comprehensive lessons and
test taking strategies. Individuals who followed our plans saw tangible
improvements – with the average SAT® score increasing from 100-300
points and the average ACT score improving by 3-11 points.
Are you ready to see why students and parents in State College trust our
test prep tutors? Call (814) 273-1363 today to schedule a consultation.
Trust us when we say we want your child to do well almost as much as you do!