THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT)
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test. It is composed of 3 sections: writing and language, math, and critical reading. They also include an optional Essay. The highest score possible is 1600. For more information, visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test.
*To take the exam here at AAI enter test center code:85390The registration fee for the SAT is$91.
Highly competitive colleges and specific programs such as engineering, computer science, require students to take SAT II Subject Tests. Students should also complete this registration online atwww.collegeboard.org. This web site provides practice questions and preparation materials.
THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING PROGRAM (ACT)
The ACT is a college entrance exam which consists of up to 5 academic sections. A score is reported for each of the four sections along with a composite score. The four sections, English, mathematics, reading and reasoning are scaled from 1 to 36. The composite score is an average of the four areas. ACT also offers an optional Writing Test. See how the SAT compares to the ACT.
To take the exam here at AAI enter test center code:866040. The registration fee is$69.50 or $85.50 (with Writing Test).The website listed above provides practice questions and preparation materials.
What is the difference between the the SAT and ACT?
The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school.
The ACT has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Essay.
The SAT has up to 4 components: Critical Reading, Writing and Language, Mathematics, and an optional Essay.
Basic ACT Questions:http://www.actstudent.org/faq/answers/actsat.html
It is required of most students for whom English is not their first language to complete anexam that measures their proficiency in English. Students may take the Test of English as a Foreign Language to demonstrate proficiency. The TOEFL consists of four sections: reading, listening, speaking and writing and has a duration of 4 hours.
You can register for the TOEFL at:http://www.ets.org/toefl
The cost of the TOEFL here in Ecuador is$185. There are practice materials available at the website above.