SAT & ACT Information

  • The SAT and ACT are standardized tests designed to assess a student's academic readiness for college. Test scores are one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions.

    Why should I take the ACT?
    Why should I take the SAT?
    SAT vs. ACT - a comparison by The Princeton Review®
    • Students applying to 4-year colleges should take the SAT and/or ACT, and in an effort to increase college admissions rates, the Dallas ISD pays for all juniors to take the SAT in the spring, and for all seniors to take the ACT in the fall. Both exams are administered during the regular school day.
    • The district funds test prep courses annually, allowing high school students to receive SAT and ACT test prep at no cost