Facts & Figures

Did you know?

Nearly ALL students lose deserving points on the ACT & SAT.

Whether they choose not to select the most efficient method to solve a question, waste time trying to “memorize” everything, or simply misunderstand what is being asked, Many students underperform on the SAT or ACT before receiving targeted testing training.

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We use our in-house ACT and SAT evaluations to personalize our curriculum and testing strategies for your child. Our sessions optimize the strengths and shore up the weaknesses of your student. This targeted process brings remarkable results faster and better than our big-box competitors can achieve. These results have even held true for some students who were unable to take our full recommended course.

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We diagnose your desired outcome and tailor our program to exceed your needs and expectations. We provide guided instruction for each content area, targeting the areas your student needs to improve his or her speed and/or accuracy.

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SAT Test Preparation

How the SAT is scored

The SAT consists of two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW). Both sections’ scores have a possible range of 200-800. Thus, a total SAT score is between 400 and 1600.

The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score is composed of the Reading Test as well as the Writing and Language Test. Both tests contribute equally to the section score. However, the Math section is only a single component score.

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The average SAT score was 1060 for the class of 2021. Only 46% of SAT test-takers met or exceeded both the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math college readiness benchmarks. Meeting or exceeding this benchmark indicates your student will succeed in credit-bearing college courses.

Here is the SAT Annual Report for test-takers in Texas.

SAT Test Preparation


A perfect SAT?  1600, that’s 800 in both Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing.  Miss only one question on the entire SAT and still earn a perfect score.

What is the average SAT score?  In 2021, the average score was 1060 with only 7% of students scoring above 1400. However, the middle 50% SAT scores of students at top colleges is roughly 1450-1570.

Is there a recipe to score high?  Start studying several months before the SAT, at least five months prior to taking the SAT for a high score. Also, take official practice tests.

Is the SAT going digital?  The high school class of 2025 will be the first class to take the SAT digitally.

What is the difference between the ACT and SAT?

While both exams are widely used by US colleges to select admissions and award scholarships, they generally cover the same topics. So, which one should you take?

ACT Test Preparation

How the ACT is scored

The ACT has four sections, sometimes referred to as subject areas: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Each section is given a score between 1 and 36. Those four scores are then averaged into your composite score.

The scaled scores from 1 to 36 in each section are converted from your raw scores on each of the subject areas. Your raw score is simply the total number of questions you answer correctly in each section. 

Scaling is not curving your score relative to the scores of other students who take the test the same day as you. What scaling does is analyze average scores for each version of the ACT to ensure no test date is easier or harder than another.

ACT Test Preparation


The highest possible score on the ACT is a 36.

The national average in 2021 was 20.3 (

Results from 2021:
Average English score: 19.6
Average Math score: 19.9
Average Reading score: 20.9
Average Science score: 20.4

Given the data above, scoring 21 means you will be slightly above the 50th percentile.

35 and up is the 99th percentile. If you score 33 or higher, you are in the top 4% of test-takers!

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  • The highest possible score on the ACT is a 36.
  • The national average in 2021 was 20.3 (2021 average scores by state by
  • To reach the top 99th percentile, you’ll need a 35 or 36. The top 4% of SAT takers scored 33 or higher.

ACT Score

# of Students
% of Nationwide Test-Takers
36 4,055 0.313%
35 11,983 0.925%
34 15,875 1.226%
33 18,424 1.422%

– per the National Profile Report by