SAT vs ACT Predictor Overview

The SAT vs ACT Predictor consists of eight sections, each of which accurately represents the types of passages, questions, difficulty level, and answers found on either an SAT or ACT exam section. Each section is between 15 and 30 minutes long and contains the number of questions needed to simulate the pace required on each exam. There is a total of 186 questions. The table below displays a breakdown of all the sections appearing on this exam. Two five-minute breaks are suggested as well.

SectionTopicCalculator Permitted?Number of QuestionsTime (minutes)Minutes per Question
1English (ACT)No25150.60
2Reading (SAT)No25321.28
3Math (ACT)Yes30301.00
4Writing (SAT)No25200.80
5Reading (ACT)No25220.88
6Math-No Calc (SAT)No18231.28
7Math-with Calc (SAT)Yes18261.44
8Science (ACT)No20180.90

SAT vs ACT Predictor Report

After you take either the paper/pencil or online exam, Socrato will generate detailed reports that highlight your performance on each test section and displays your relative performance on the SAT vs ACT as a whole. You should discuss these results with your instructor along with other information in order to decide which test is better suited for you.

The report

  • will help identify which types of questions are best suited to your test-taking abilities and learning styles.
  • contains a nine-page detailed analysis of each section along with an overall “big picture” analysis.
  • helps to identify the expected national level percentile for both exams.
  • is available immediately.
Figure 1: ACT vs SAT Predictor Report

Additional Test Analysis

  • Predicts the whole exam and individual section scores, percentiles, and students’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • It provides a detailed question of difficulty analysis for each section.
  • Provides answer distribution analysis for each section.
  • It provides topic analysis for each section.
  • Diagnostic reports are immediately available.
Figure 2: Additional Test Analysis