ACT/SAT

    

ACT/SAT

ACT

The ACT is a standardized test used by colleges and universities as part of the evaluation process for admissions. The test is given six times a year, and is an achievement based test – focusing on what you have learned in certain subject areas. It is divided into five sections, English, Math, Reading, Science Reasoning, and an optional Writing section. Each section is scored on a 1-36 point scale. A composite score is calculated using the average of all the sections. The Writing section is optional (some universities will require it) and is scored on a 2-12 point scale. The test lasts three hours and 25 minutes.

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PSAT Test

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and co-sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students across the country take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year. Scores on this test can serve as a predictor of how you may do on the SAT and help you better prepare for that test. NMSC uses PSAT scores to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. Click the link below to learn more about the PSAT or take a practice test.


SAT Test

The SAT is a standardized test used by colleges and universities as part of the evaluation process for admissions. The test is given seven times a year, and stresses logic reasoning skills. It is divided into three sections, Critical Reading, Mathematics, and a Writing section. Each section is scored on a 200-800 point scale. The test lasts three hours and 45 minutes.

SAT II Subject Tests

SAT II Subject Tests are one – hour examinations that measure a student’s knowledge of specific subject areas (e.g., U. S. History, Biology, Spanish, etc.). Some universities require one or more of theses tests as part of the admissions process.

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ACT/SAT Special Testing Accommodations (extended time, etc.):

Students with recent education evaluations (within three years) who utilize accommodations on a daily basis may be eligible for testing accommodations on the ACT and SAT tests. In addition to regular registration, a specific testing accommodations request form must also be submitted. All published deadlines apply. If you feel your student qualifies, please contact the upper school office. This request must come from the parent, rather than the school. For more information, please visit www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com.

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