The 3 hour SAT/ACT Diagnostic is designed to help students determine whether they’re better at the ACT or the SAT.
Composition of the 3-Hour Diagnostic Exam
The exam consists of seven sections – the three sections on the SAT, plus the four sections on the ACT, excluding the essay. Each section is between 20 and 27 minutes long, and contains the number of questions and sections needed to simulate the pace required on each exam. The student will be tasked with completing 202 exercises in all.
Essays are not included on the SAT/ACT Diagnostic. There is rarely a significant difference in a student’s SAT essay score and their ACT essay score, and thus we have found it unnecessary to include an essay on the exam. It was not designed to generate precise scores that predict how they will do on the actual SAT or ACT. The generated comparison scores reflect how a student did on the diagnostic the day that he or she took it. After answer sheets are submitted to us, scores are usually available within 48 hours.REGISTER NOW