If you order and pay for a Test Information Release (TIR) during the registration process and test at a national test center on a national test date that offers this service, you will receive a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, a list of your answers, and the answer key. (If you took the writing test, you will also receive a copy of the writing prompt, the scoring rubric, and the scores assigned to your essay by two readers.) Information about ordering a photocopy of your answer document (including your essay if you took the writing test) for an additional fee will be included with your materials.
ACT or SAT?
Most schools accept scores from either, but you may be better suited to one than the other. For instance, students who excel in math and science may prefer the ACT, which has more math (including Trigonometry) than the SAT, and a section on science reading that the SAT lacks. If you have an impressive vocabulary, the SAT may be a better choice. The ACT stresses grammar more than specific words. The ACT may be better for students who consistently work hard at school because it reflects the high school curriculum and relies less on reasoning. There is good evidence that teens that test well on the SAT also usually do well on the ACT, but not vice versa. Do a test run online and gauge the scores and comfort level, then decide.