SAT, PSAT and ACT

test taking

OVERVIEW
Most students take some SAT/ACT testing during junior year, usually beginning in the spring, although the decision as to when to take the tests rests with each student’s needs. Many choose to rake additional testing during the fall of senior year. The number of times and time frame in which a student takes the SAT/ACT also varies with the individual needs and planning decisions of each student.

PSAT
The PSAT is a preliminary practice test for the SAT. It is a shorter test than the SAT but contains the same type of questions. Juniors are recommended to take the test and sophomores may take it as well. It is given once every year in October.

SAT
The SAT testing program consists of the SAT I, which includes a Reading and Writing Score and a Math Score, and the SAT Subject Tests, which include tests that test a student’s knowledge in a particular subject area.

The SAT Subject Tests may be taken when the appropriate level of course has been completed. As one example, many students take the Biology SAT Subject Test at the end of the year in which they complete Biology. Students should be aware of the timing of these tests  and also check with their counselors with any questions. For more information about the SAT through the College Board.

Register for the SATsat.collegeboard.org/register

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testing

ACT
The ACT is composed of four tests: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning,  with or without Writing.The new was introduced in the spring of 2015. Students have the choice of taking the test on paper or on  the computer.An expanded score report will include a Career Readiness Indicator,Text Complexity Progress Indicator, and essay subscores. The essay has been changed slightly to provide more direction to the students.In the math test, there will be an additional question about probability and statistics. For the reading test, there will now be a paired passage.

Register for the ACTactstudent.org

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