SAT vs. ACT

Georgia-Cumberland Academy SAT and ACT testing on-campus throughout the school year.

ACT SAT
Length 3 hours,25 minutes 3 hours,45 minutes
Sections 4 Test sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing(optional) 10 Sections:3Critical Reading,3Math,3 Writing (includes Essay), 1Experimental (unscored)
Science Science reasoning (analysis,interpretation,evaluation,and problem solving Science not included
Math Math accounts for 1/3 of overall score Arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry Math accounts for 1/3 of overall score Arithmetic, algebra, geometry and algebra2
Essay Last thing you do(optional);30 minutes Not included in composition score First thing you do;20 minutes Factored into overall score
Scoring Total composite score of 1-36(based on average of 4 tests) 4 scores of 1-36 for each test Score of 2-12 for the optional Essay Total score out of 2400 3 scores 200-800 for each question 2 sub-scores:20-80 for writing multiple choice 2-12 for the essay
Wrong Answer Penalty No wrong answer penalty Yes,1/4 point per wrong answer (except for Math Grid-in-questions)
Sending Score History You decide which score is sent Your entire score history will be sent automatically