The SAT (collegeboard.org) measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities and predicts how well students are likely to perform in the first year of college. Please see collegereadiness.collegeboard.org for dates, deadlines, and registration.
The American College Testing (ACT) (act.org) Assessment measures the skills necessary for college coursework. It is written in multiple choice format with questions covering English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. The ACT has an optional WRITING portion. Visit the web site to see which colleges recommend the writing test for admissions. This web site will also allow you to register on-line for the test, and it provides information for college search, financial aid, applications on-line, and scholarships. Check out the online ACT test prep web site. The next ACT Assessment and Assessment PLUS WRITING will be held:
“The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. (ets.org)”