Should 9th And 10th Graders Take the SAT or ACT?
For some students in ninth and tenth grade, the college planning process can never start too early. But should you really take your first SAT or ACT when you're not even halfway through your high school years?
Most college prep experts agree that ninth and tenth grade students haven't yet covered enough academic material to fully prepare them for the questions on the SAT or ACT. Your first two years of high school are essentially spent learning the entire math curriculum that is tested by the SAT and ACT. Not only that, but taking the test before your junior year also doesn't give you enough time to enhance your vocabulary or reading comprehension skills.