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SAT ACT
English 44 Questions in 35 Minutes 75 Questions in 45 Minutes
Math (calculator) 38 Questions in 55 Minutes 60 Questions in 60 Minutes
Math (no calculator) 20 Questions in 25 Minutes
Reading 52 Questions in 65 Minutes 40 Questions in 35 Minutes
Science 40 Questions in 35 Minutes
Essay Optional in 50 Minutes Optional in 30 Minutes
Total Time 3 Hours + 50 Min Essay 2 Hours 55 Min + 30 Min Essay
Total Question 153 Questions 215 Questions

Section

English

4 Different Passages

Math Topics

Reading

New SAT: Asks questions that require use of evidence to reach conclusions from the passages. There are 4 long passages and 1 double passage.

Science

New SAT: Science not included.

English

5 Different Passages

Math Topics

Reading

ACT: Uses reasoning skills to determine and evaluate aspect of passages.

ACT: Asks questions that require analysis, interpretation, evaluation, basic science content, and problem solving.

Scoring

New SAT ACT
Your composite score will be the average of two areas: Evidence-Based Writing and Language, and Math. The essay portion provides one additional score that does not affect your composite score. Scores range from 400 to 1600, or 200 to 800 each for English and Math, while the essay is scored on a scale of 2 to 8. Your composite score will be the average of four scores in the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science. The essay portion provides two additional scores that do not affect your composite score. Section and average composite scores range from 1 to 36.
Total Score: 1600 (sum of 2 sections) Total Score: 36 (average of 4 sections)
No wrong answer penalty No wrong answer penalty

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