ACT vs. SAT

Below shows the number of graduating seniors in each year who took the college-entrance exams.


  2005 2006 2007 2008
Montgomery County ACT 1,131 1,453 1,735 2,341
Montgomery County SAT 7,355 7,191 7,660 7,274
Maryland ACT 7,332 7,758 9,250 10,740
Maryland SAT 44,458 45,231 46,558 46,928
Fairfax County ACT 1,421 1,524 2,145 2,827
Fairfax County SAT 9,332 9,435 9,903 9,598
Virginia ACT 10,806 11,519 14,653 16,896
Virginia SAT 56,544 56,336 58,921 59,573
District ACT 1,018 1,077 1,193 1,503
District SAT 3,622 3,593 3,740 4,141
Nation ACT 1,186,251 1,206,455 1,300,599 1,421,941
Nation SAT 1,475,623 1,465,744 1,494,531 1,518,859

SOURCES: School systems, College Board, ACT Inc. | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - November 12, 2008

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