American College Testing (ACT)


The ACT  is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States.  It is currently administered by ACT, a nonprofit organization of the same name.  The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: Englishmathematicsreading, and scientific reasoning. It also offers an optional direct writing test. It is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the United States as well as more than 225 universities outside of the U.S.

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.  Since its debut in 1926, its name and scoring have changed several times; originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, then simply the SAT.