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Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of the SAT and ACT. Dr. Dean Skarlis President, The College Advisor of New York. Terms. PSAT – 10 th , 11 th grade PLAN – 10 th grade SAT – 11 th – 12 th grade SAT II (Subject Tests) – 11 th – 12 th grade ACT – 11 th – 12 th grade. Basic Differences.

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Alphabet soup making sense of the sat and act

Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of the SAT and ACT

Dr. Dean Skarlis

President, The College Advisor of New York


Terms

Terms

  • PSAT – 10th, 11th grade

  • PLAN – 10th grade

  • SAT – 11th – 12th grade

  • SAT II (Subject Tests) – 11th – 12th grade

  • ACT – 11th – 12th grade


Basic differences

Basic Differences


Additional differences

Additional Differences

  • SAT – Aptitude or Intellectual Potential

    • Critical Reading, Math, Writing, Essay

  • ACT – Curriculum Based

    • English, Math, Reading, Science, Optional Essay


College acceptance

College Acceptance

  • Both Are Universally Accepted

  • Some Schools Prefer One But Will Accept Equally

  • ACT “In Lieu Of” SAT Battery


Your strategy

Your Strategy

  • Check Your PLAN/PSAT Scores

  • Take Both Once (Do ACT Plus Writing)

  • Focus On The Test With Which You’re Most Comfortable.

  • Do Test Prep

  • Complete Testing By June of Junior Year

  • Send Your Best Scores ONLY **


Resources

Resources

www.collegeboard.org

www.actstudent.org

www.petersons.com

www.kaptest.com

www.CollegeAdvisorNy.com

[email protected]


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