What You Need to Know About the ACT & SAT

By Arkansas Next on Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Begin your college preparation process by taking the ACT or SAT (or both!). These tests are used for college admissions and for awarding merit-based scholarships. Are you ready?


Includes a science reasoning section, where the test-taker will be asked a series of questions based on their scientific critical thinking skills. It also tests the student on their English, math and reading skills. There is often an optional essay to write at the end. Learn more at act.org.


Only tests the student on their reading, writing, language and math skills—omitting the use of a calculator at one point. Learn more at collegeboard.org. 

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Super Score

For students who have taken the ACT more than once, there is a unique process you can use to average your four best subject scores from all of your ACT test attempts to create what we know as your SuperScore. 

All students who have taken the ACT more than once from 2019 to the present day are eligible for acquiring your SuperScore. 

Put your best foot forward by combining your best testing performance for each subject in the ACT. Combining your score matters because it provides students all over the country with an equal chance at high-ranking scores. According to act.org, research shows the differences in test performance between groups of students with scores that didn’t change using SuperScore–showing that it does not put others at a disadvantage. 

For more information, visit act.org.