College Entrance Testing

ACT Practice - Free!
http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/
ACT online prep, Question of the Day, Practice Test Questions 
+ TEST TIPS and TEST DESCRIPTIONS!
 

+ ACT Student for iPhone® and iPod touch® 
(PRACTICE ON YOUR PHONE!)
 
http://www.act.org/mobileapps/actstudent/index.html

SAT Practice -  Free!
http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice
1. SAT Question of the Day (Get the Official SAT Question of the Day)
2. Sample Practice Questions (Got skills? Test them with practice questions in math, reading, writing and SAT Subject Tests.
 3. Free Practice Test (the  only place to take a full-length official SAT from the test-maker (and get your scores right away).


SENIORS!
Remember that SAT and ACT scores must be sent directly to colleges and universities from 
www.collegeboard.com or www.act.org   
(YOU CAN SCHEDULE THIS (free) WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR TESTS!)

ACT VS. SAT - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE??

What is the ACT?

The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized exam that was introduced as an alternative to the SAT used for college admission. The ACT consists of four sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science. There is also an optional Writing portion of the exam.


ACT FORMAT

The ACT is a 3 hour and 25 minute exam consisting of four multiple-choice tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and a writing section. The breakdown of each section is as follows:

ACT Test Section

English - 75 questions - 45 minutes

Punctuation
Grammar and usage
Sentence structure
Rhetorical skill

Math - 60 questions - 60 minutes

Pre- Algebra /Elementary Algebra
Intermediate Algebra/Coordinate Geometry
Plane Geometry/Trigonometry

Reading - 40 questions - 35 minutes

Social Studies
Natural Sciences
Prose Fiction
Humanities

Science - 40 questions - 35 minutes

Data Representation
Research Summaries
Conflicting Viewpoints

Optional Writing Test - 1 prompt - 30 minutes

Writing skills

What is the SAT?

The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) is the nation’s oldest and mostly widely used standardized testing system for college admission. The test is designed to have students use the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills they have developed over the course of their schooling. It is the number one indicator of college readiness, in addition to high school grades. 


SAT FORMAT

The SAT is a three hour and forty-five minute exam, consisting of nine sections including an essay. Each section is timed separately. One of the sections is ungraded and consists of new and experimental material for future editions of the SAT. It is not indicated anywhere on the test which section is the variable section, so it is best to treat every section of the test as though it is being fully graded.

SAT Test Section

Critical Reading - 48 Passage-based reading 19 Sentence completions  - 
70 minutes (two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section)

Extended reasoning
Literal comprehension
Vocabulary in context

Mathematics - 44 Standard multiple-choice; 10 Student-produced response -70 minutes (two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section)

Numbers and operations
Algebra and functions
Geometry and measurement
Data analysis, statistics, and probability

Writing - 1 Essay 49 Multiple-choice 60 minutes (One 25-minute essay, one 25-minute section and one 10-minute section)

Improving sentences
Identifying sentence errors
Improving paragraphs



 


 

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