Newly designed SAT/ACT Diagnostic Exam now available

The new SAT is right around the corner! The College Board is implementing many changes to the exam starting in March of 2016. If your child is planning on taking either the SAT or the ACT after this date, now is a good time to start thinking about preparation. Our newly designed SAT-ACT diagnostic comparison exam is a good preview of how the SAT has changed and can help you decide which exam is best to show off your child’s strengths. Some of the changes to the SAT are designed to make the exam more similar to the ACT, such as removing the infamous “guessing penalty.” Other alterations make the SAT even more unique. A few of them include:

  • No more fill-in-the-blank vocabulary sections
  • Evidence based reading questions
  • A math section that must be completed without a calculator

There is no better way to know and prepare for all of the changes than working through official sections of the new SAT. Our diagnostic exam provides students with a peek into the differing styles of the two exams, and pinpoints the exact topics to tackle via self-study, group study, or 1-on-1 tutoring with a test prep tutor. After taking the diagnostic exam, you will be provided with an in-depth, 9-page analysis and a recommendation for which exam your child should take. You will also talk with one of our experts to help interpret the results and answer any questions you may have. Let Pacific Learning Academy help your family make this important decision without needing to sit through two full-length exams!

Pacific Learning Academy is a one-on-one school offering single courses and dual enrollment, as well as full-time high school. We also offer tutoring in all subjects from 6th to 12th grade, including SAT/ACT diagnostic testing and prep, either in homes or local libraries across the Eastside (Issaquah, Sammamish, etc…). See more at www.PacificLearningAcademy.com.

November 5, 2015

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  1. Shreya says:


    I’m looking to take some practice ACT tests to further improve my score. Please let me know if you have any way for me to come in weekly and take a test.


    • Kirsten says:

      Hi Shreya — We do not offer formal weekly test practice, although some families have elected to have us do that (we charge $30/hour for test proctoring). You can get the same benefits by buying a test prep book and taking them yourself. It’s much more economical and has the same effect. We love helping students prepare for their tests, but struggle to justify charging for a service that a family could have for free on their own. Give us a call to discuss!

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