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What's A Good Test Score?

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It's important to aim high when taking any type of test — but is there such thing as too high when taking the SAT or ACT? While the answer may not be as straightforward as you or I would like, it's safe to say that not every student needs to aim for that perfect 1600 SAT score when test day rolls around, for example. In 2018, the average SAT score was just below 1070, and yet those students are still going to college and on to successful future careers. Similarly, the highest possible score on the ACT is a 36, but the national average is just above 23. So how can you determine what a "good" test score is for you? Here's a guide to help you out.

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