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  1. Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of the SAT and ACT Dr. Dean Skarlis President, The College Advisor of New York

  2. Terms • PSAT – 10th, 11th grade • PLAN – 10th grade • SAT – 11th – 12th grade • SAT II (Subject Tests) – 11th – 12th grade • ACT – 11th – 12th grade

  3. Basic Differences

  4. Additional Differences • SAT – Aptitude or Intellectual Potential • Critical Reading, Math, Writing, Essay • ACT – Curriculum Based • English, Math, Reading, Science, Optional Essay

  5. College Acceptance • Both Are Universally Accepted • Some Schools Prefer One But Will Accept Equally • ACT “In Lieu Of” SAT Battery

  6. 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 **

  7. Resources www.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.org www.petersons.com www.kaptest.com www.CollegeAdvisorNy.com Dean@CollegeAdvisorNy.com