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ACT - SAT COMPARISON
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ACT: www.act.org
SAT: www.collegeboard.com

BASIC FEE-2003-2004
ACT:
$26.00 ($29 in Florida)
SAT: $28.50

CONTENT
ACT:
English 25%, Mathematics 25%, Reading 25%, Science Reasoning 25%
SAT: Verbal 50%, Mathematics 50%

SCORING
ACT:
scores based on number of correct answers; no penalty for guessing
SAT: scores adjusted for guessing; penalty for most incorrect responses

SCORE SCALES
ACT:
1-36 for each of four sections; Composite: 1-36 (average of four)
SAT: 200-800 on each of two areas; Total: 400-1600 (sum of two)

SCALE COMPARISONS
            ACT to SAT                                                                                                    SAT to ACT
            36        1600                                                                                                1580-1600        36
            35        1550                                                                                                1530-1570        35
            34        1520                                                                                                1500-1520        34
            33        1470                                                                                                1450-1490        33
            32        1420                                                                                                1400-1440        32
            31        1380                                                                                                1360-1390        31
            30        1340                                                                                                1320-1350        30
            29        1300                                                                                                1280-1310        29
            28        1260                                                                                                1240-1270        28
            27        1220                                                                                                1200-1230        27
            26        1180                                                                                                1170-1190        26
            25        1140                                                                                                1130-1160        25
            24        1110                                                                                                1090-1120        24
            23        1070                                                                                                1050-1080        23
            22        1030                                                                                                1010-1040        22
            21        990                                                                                                    970-1000        21
            20        950                                                                                                    930-960           20      
            19        910                                                                                                    890-920           19
            18        870                                                                                                    850-880           18
            17        830                                                                                                    810-840           17
            16        790                                                                                                    760-800           16
            15        740                                                                                                    710-750           15

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