ACT and SAT Practice Tests

At Dogwood Tutoring and Test Prep, we use ACT and SAT practice tests to serve several important purposes in the test prep process.

  • Before test prep starts, students take practice tests to help determine whether ACT or SAT is a better match, without having to spend time and money on taking the real tests. Students can get their results on practice tests within a few days and in great detail, so they can see which questions were right and wrong — to help them study for future tests.
  • During test prep, we assign sections of practice tests for homework in order to reinforce lessons on using strategies and strengthening subject skills. With ongoing practice, students become more proficient at answering test questions correctly.
  • As the real ACT or SAT test date approaches, we ask students to take proctored, full-length practice tests to build their endurance and time-management skills.

Full-Length ACT and SAT Practice Tests

For students to get the true look and feel of real ACT and SAT tests, we offer real, retired, full-length practice tests that take three hours each. The full-length ACT test lets students experience the faster ACT pace, compared to the SAT. If they have taken a recent PSAT or SAT, we can administer an ACT practice test and compare the two score reports — and also discuss which test your student prefers to take.

Our ACT and SAT practice tests are real, retired exams that were recently administered nationwide. You will receive a detailed six-page diagnostic report with actual scores based on the scoring curves of tens of thousands of students. The scores are 100% valid and equated to other ACT and SAT tests on other test dates.

ACT vs SAT Comparison Test

Our ACT vs SAT Comparison Test is a pared-down version of the two tests, designed to assess each student’s strengths on the four sections of each test. Created by an independent publisher, it takes three hours, twenty minutes (plus breaks) and it generates a thorough 9-page diagnostic report. Students take the Comparison Test one time to determine whether ACT or SAT is a better match for their individual needs. It saves time (compared to two full-length tests) and gives helpful information to start the discussion about which test is a better place to start.

What Is the Best Way?

The best way is to compare two full tests. Take a full-length ACT to compare with recent PSAT results. Or take a full SAT to compare with a Pre-ACT. If time is short, we can administer an ACT Math test and SAT Math test for comparison purposes — about 2.5 hours. Otherwise take the ACT vs SAT Comparison Test, a suitable alternative.

There is no charge for ACT-SAT practice testing at Dogwood. Extended-time testing is also available. Contact Ivan to discuss which practice test is best for your student. Call 678-735-7555 or email