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It is a major evaluation test for university admission along with SAT and is supervised by ACT Inc. in Iowa state. With SAT, ACT is an evaluation test which is officially adopted by the majority of university admission offices in the US.

Compare ACT with SAT 1
  • Since ATC is based on high school curriculum, students can take it with no hassle if they earned reasonably good grades. It is also advantageous to the students with weaker math skills because of its smaller weight in math.
  • There isn't any negative effect on university admission by submitting ACT result.
  • SAT or ACT consists of language and math sections and aims to predict academic achievement in University.
  • Ivy league schools and major public and private universities in the US acknowledge ACT in equivalence with SAT.
  • The critical difference between SAT 1 and ACT is that if a student takes SAT several times, all of his/her grades will be delivered to the school he/she is applying to whereas the ACT students can choose and send the best result only.
  • Another advantage of ACT is that ACT does not subtract points for the wrong answers whereas the SAT I does.
The contents and the characteristics of ACT
A distinguished characteristic of ACT is that it is a test entirely based on high school curriculum whereas SAT 1 consists of the questions measuring the students thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • English
    ACT English section gives you 45 minutes for a total of 75 questions with many grammar and sentence structure related questions that you cannot find in the SAT1. The contents of the English test are made of sentence structure(24%), grammar(16%), context connection(15%) and punctuation(13%).
  • Math
    The math section consists of 60 questions to be completed within an allotted time of 60 minutes covering topics from algebra to trigonometry. The questions cover the basic algebra (23%), elementary algebra (17%), intermediate algebra (15%), coordinate geometry (15%), plane geometry (23%) and trigonometry (7%). A calculator is not allowed.
  • Reading
    The reading section consists of 40 questions to be completed within an allotted time of 35 minutes and the reading passages are evenly selected from areas; social science (25%), natural science (25%), novel (25%) and humanities (25%)
  • Science
    The science section consists of 40 guest ions to be completed within an allotted time of 35 minutes. The test is divided into 4 sections; biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. It consists of questions pertaining to; measuring and understanding scientific data (38%), scientific experiments and analysis of their results (45%), and comparative analysis of conflicting hypothesis (17%). Unlike the math test, a calculator cannot be used.
 
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