Both the SAT and ACT offer practical problems to be solved in the real world, which is why both tests are seen as viable college entrance examinations. When I took the ACT a number of years ago, I remember problems on the math and science portion that were relevant to real-world problems faced by many college graduates when they get jobs.
Standardized tests are not a good preparation for college and the real world. These tests are used by college admissions departments because they are a fast and easy way to evaluate students. In an idea world, admissions officers could have a personal interview with all candidates. This would be too time consuming in the real world, however.
I do not believe the SATs and ACTs prepare you for college or the real world. These tests are simply designed to compare you to other students and they are mainly used only by colleges. An employer never asks you about your ACT (or SAT) scores and they never really come up in real life, other than when you apply at colleges.
I do not think that SATs and ACTS are preparation for college and the real world. These scores are so important to students that many of them get extra help to study. They spend hours and hours studying and memorizing what will be on the tests. This doesn't prepare you for anything.
SATs and ACTs are not a good preparation for college or the real world.All these tests do is test a students ability to do well on certain standardized tests.They totally overlook many untestable skills that are essential in college and the real world but they are seen as the most fair way to compare students