Which is easier the SAT or ACT

Should I do the ACT or the SAT test?

ACT or SAT test?

A frequently asked question when it comes to the topic of sports scholarships in the USA is: should I take the ACT or the SAT test?

 

Opinions are divided on this question. Some have always believed that the ACT test is “easier”, especially when it comes to the English part. In fact, there were some adjustments to the SAT test in 2016. The college board, the editors of the SAT test, relied on new studies in the reprocessing of the test, which state that the "old" SAT would actually have too little informative value in the English part. The "old" SAT test partly asked for English vocabulary that even a native speaker had rarely heard of before. In this respect, according to the ACT test advocates, the SAT has adapted to the ACT in this area.

 

After we have been arranging sports scholarships in the USA every year for many years, we are still unable to say whether the ACT or SAT test is now easier. The results of our applicants for a sports scholarship in terms of ACT and SAT test are the same on average.

Nevertheless, we advise most applicants for an athletic scholarship in the USA to take the ACT test by now. Why? In 2017, the SAT test simply canceled three international test days. This means that late German applicants for a sports scholarship in the USA (Fall 2016) could not do this unless they would fly to the USA especially for the test. The only realistic alternative was the ACT.
But why did the college board just cancel the test dates? The reason given was that some students, especially in Asia, were able to gain access to test results. It seemed as if hackers could read the results for one of the SAT tests by accessing the server.
 
For this reason, we now advise our applicants for a sports scholarship in the USA to take the ACT test and not the SAT test. The next few years will show whether the SAT test will "normalize" again and whether it should be considered again in the future. Until then, the answer to the heading is: "ACT"