Welcome to SAT & ACT
Math is the second section on the ACT. One of the biggest differences between SAT Math and ACT Math is time. In general, the SAT gives you more time to think through questions. The ACT, on the other hand, has more time pressure and focuses more on recalling information or skills you’ve learned in high school.
Colleges use both the SAT and the ACT in their admissions decisions, and neither is considered “better” than the other. The tests are generally used in the same way: to determine your academic readiness and potentially award merit scholarships. They also cover a lot of the same material, including mastery of high school level math.
But if colleges have no preference over which test you take, then how do you make the decision between the two? Is there one better suited to you? Here’s what you need to know about the SAT Math and ACT Math sections and how to decide between them.
SAT SUBJECT TESTS
SAT Subject Tests have been discontinued in the United States, and will be discontinued internationally after June 2021. It will also discontinue the optional SAT Essay after the June 2021.