Standardized Testing: SAT vs ACT

SAT Testing

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Fee: With Writing is $64.50 // Without Writing is $49.50.

        (College-bound students: Take writing at least once!)

Test Dates: please click here.

Test Information

  • Includes the following sections: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.

  • 154 questions.

  • Score Range: 400-1600.

  • Calculators are allowed on a portion of the math questions. 

  • Time for the test: 3 hours, plus optional 50 minute essay.


Khan Academy

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Khan Academy has partnered with CollegeBoard to allow students to receive a personalized approach as to how to study for the SAT. Students are able to upload previous PSAT and SAT scores into their account for a study plan that fits their goals!

ACT Testing

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Fee: ACT Non-Writing = $52 and ACT plus Writing = $68

        (College-bound students: Take writing at least once!)

Test Dates: please click here

Test Information

  • Includes the following sections: English, Reading, Math, and Science.

  • 215 questions.

  • Score Range: 1-36.

  • Calculators are allowed on all math questions.

  • Time for the test: 2 hours & 55 minutes, plus optional 40 minute writing test.


March 2 Success

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March2Success provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials. They also provide tools for educators and parents to track and encourage their students.


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