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Should I Retake the ACT/SAT Standardized Test?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Sat ExamMost colleges will require some form of standardized testing, but the two most common are the ACT and SAT tests. In short, it really is impossible to say whether your particular scenario requires you to retake the test or to move on and work on other parts of your application. However, there are indicators to look for when deciding if another few months of test stress are really what you need.

Use Your Practice Scores as a Baseline

The simplest way to ascertain whether or not retaking is wise is to compare your actual score with predicted scores. If you scored a 29 on the day but previous practices put you in the 33-34 range, you may have had an off – day and retaking would most likely boost your score. If you scored a 32 and have generally been scoring 33’s, it may not be the best use of time to study for the test all over again. (more…)