Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


The ACT and SAT are the major standardized tests used in the United States. They are reportedly different in nature and thus it has been assumed that their cognitive biases would be different. Prior research has documented an "intuitive advantage" on the SAT using the MBTI, and this study found a more muted bias on the ACT as well. The SAT scores appear to be relatively higher for both "intuitive" and 'sensing" students at the honors and AP levels.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies