ACT - "The Other Test"
The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions. Traditionally the test of option for high schoolers in the Midwest - it is gaining more traction on the coasts. It is currently administered by ACT, a nonprofit organization of the same name. The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. It also offers an optional direct writing test. Although the SAT and the ACT differed for many years - they have slowly become more similar. The SAT used to punish for incorrect answers (don't guess!) while the ACT did not (feel free to guess). That is no longer the case and both tests do not punish for guessing - so answer every question. The big difference is the breadth of skill areas with the ACT. You will find science concepts on the ACT - this is not the case for the SAT.