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What is the difference between the Sat and the ACT?


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April 28, 2014 6:54PM

Both exams are accepted by all colleges in America. The SAT is a reasoning test which means its primary focus is on critical thinking skills, problem solving and the like. The ACT is more of an academic achievement reflecting what you have learned in school over the past 4-5 years. Both exams are approximately 3.5 hours in length.