The SAT and ACT are college admission tests, used for college admission purposes. Some colleges will want those test scores even if your child is older, in order for them to enter for an undergraduate degree. Because it's hard to forecast the future, I suggest giving one of those tests to students regardless of the situation. Although it's relatively painless to take the test as a high school student, it would be much more painful to take the test 4 years from now, when much of the information is only a foggy and forgotten memory.
Some families feel they might possibly avoid the tests. With children attending community college, or pursuing dual enrollment through CollegePlus it can seem unlikely. Although CollegePlus or Community College can help get a degree started, some students (not all) end up wanting to transfer to a brick and mortar school.
My motto is "always be prepared."
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