Most colleges and universities in the United States require high school seniors to take a college entrance exam in order to be granted acceptance into their programs. Depending on the school, your child will have to take either the SAT or the ACT examination during their senior year.
The SAT is the most widely used college entrance exam. It tests students' knowledge and abilities in reading, math and writing. The ACT covers English, reading, math, science and writing (optional short essay). Generally, both tests aim to assess students' skills with respect to vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, basic math, algebra,geometry and the overall ability to think critically.