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Testing for College Bound Students

SAT I - Reasoning Test:

Students in 11th and 12th grades take the SAT I /Reasoning Test which measures critical reading, writing and mathematical reasoning. A student should begin taking the test by the spring of the eleventh grade and may repeat the test several times. Most colleges use the highest of the three scores obtained, even if the two scores were earned on separate test sessions. The test are given seveal times each year at high schools in our area.

Students must register about six weekes in adavance of the test. Online registration is available at the followinf website: www.collegeboard.com. The current cost of the SAT Reasoning Test is $45.00. If you'd like a copy of the registration booklet, they are available in the guidance office. There are also paper registration booklets available. If registering by mail, the registration along with payment must be mailed by the deadline.

"Taking the SAT" is a free study guide which provides helpful test-taking hints and a sample test. It is available in the guiance office. Students who need assistance with fees to take the test should talk with their counselor. 

SAT II - Subject Tests: Measures students' knowledge and skills in particular subject and their ability to apply that knowledge. Tests are offered in many subjects. The test should be taken towards the end of the completion of a subject. For example, if a student is completing Chemistry in Grade 11, he/she should take the SAT II test in Chemistry in the spring of the eleventh grade. Not all colleges require SAT II; generally, the most competitives schools request that a student take a math, English with writing, and sometimes a third test such as science or foreign language. Students may register for up to three tests in one day. The tests are given on the same dates as certain SAT I. Registration materials are available in the guidance office. "Taking the SAT II", a booklet available in the guidance office, provides information about the test and sample test questions. Online information and registration available at the following website: http://www.collegeboard.com 

ACT - American College Test:

Registration for the ACT test can be done at the following website: www.actstudent.org. Please visit the site for a test schedule as well.


TOEFL - Test of English as  a Foreign Language: 
AP - Advanced Placement:

PSAT - Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test: Students who have completed Algebra I are strongly encouraged to take the PSAT. Students benefifrom both the practice in taking a national test and early identification of academic strengths and weaknesses to provide opportunities to improve their scores and to guide in selecting future courses of study. Students can see their progress from the previous years and juniors will enter special scholarship competition such as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. PSAT measures critical reading, writing and math reasoning skills. This test is administered only in October. Students are responsible for the fee. Students who need assistance with fees to take the test should talk with their counselors before June of the year prior to taking the test. 

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