Hello! I am a rising high school senior, and I took the January 2017 SAT and a state-funded ACT in March. My original plan was to retake which one I did better on, but they're essentially the same score, so I'm not sure which to retake.
SAT: 1260 (580 M, 680 R&W)
ACT: 26 (26 M, 26 E, 26 S, 24 R)
For the SAT, I used Khan Academy and took 2 practice tests to prepare, and I started prepping really late (2 weeks before the test). I left a lot of questions blank on the math section due to running out of time, and I really didn't understand the questions at all. The writing section was pretty easy, and the reading wasn't terrible, but the ACT reading was easier. I originally planned on only taking the SAT because I was afraid of the time limits on the ACT
On the ACT, the math section was a LOT easier, and I actually knew what I was doing for the majority of it. The test was overall easier than the SAT, but I feel like my score should have been higher, due to how good I felt on most of the test. The time limits weren't an issue, I only left 1 question blank. I took a free ACT Prep class at my school (7 classes/ 30 mins each), and took one practice test and reviewed it. I feel like I studied less for the ACT than the ACT.
Which ever one I retake, my goal scores would be 1400 and 30.