How to Choose Between the SAT and ACT
Most students benefit from choosing one test or the other. With this, time and money are not spent preparing for two different tests. Instead, students optimize the path of least resistance. Admissions committees don’t prefer one test or another, and there is no advantage in the eyes of the admissions office to taking both tests. Therefore, we encourage all sophomores and juniors to take both the PSAT and the practice ACT. We administer the practice ACT at Parker on a Saturday morning in the fall. By December, we have the scores from both tests and can help students identify their preferred test.