Changes for SAT & PSAT-New in Spring 2016
The redesigned tests will incorporate what students are learning in the classroom and skills needed for college and career readiness...Learn MoreWhat's next for the ACT-New in Spring 2016 http://www.act.org/actnext/ACT/SAT Dates at a Glance
SAT TEST DATES 2014 – 2015 www.collegeboard.org
TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 11, 2014 September 12, 2014
November 8, 2014 October 9, 2014
December 6, 2014 November 6, 2014
January 24, 2015 December 29, 2014
March 14, 2015 February 13, 2015
May 2, 2015 April 6, 2015
June 6, 2015 May 8, 2015
ACT TEST DATES 2014 – 2015 www.actstudent.org
TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
September 13, 2014 August 8, 2014
October 25, 2014 September 19, 2014
December 13, 2014 November 7, 2014
February 7, 2015 January 9, 2015
April 18, 2015 March 13, 2015
June 13, 2015 May 8, 2015SAT College Entrance Exam
This website offers free practice sample test questions, registration, and much more. Register for "The SAT Question of the Day" to be sent directly to you each day before your exam. SAT study guides are also available in the library, free of charge, to check out.
TBHS College Board Code- 447-045
SAT Reasoning Test
The SAT Reasoning Test is the nation's most widely used admissions test among colleges and universities. It tests students' knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college-skills that students learned in high school.
The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom-including how they think, solve problems, and communicate. The SAT is an important resource for colleges. It's also one of the best predictors of how well students will do in college. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, with two writing subscores for multiple-choice questions and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas. For more online sample questions and preparation materials, visit the SAT Preparation Center.
The SAT includes several different question types, including: a student-produced essay, multiple-choice questions, and student-produced responses (grid-ins). In addition to the nine scored sections of the SAT, there is one 25-minute section that we use to ensure that the SAT continues to be a fair and valid test. Don't be worried: the section does not count towards your score. It may be a critical reading, mathematics, or writing multiple-choice section. It is common test development to use an unscored section to try out new questions for future editions of the test. It also ensures that scores on new editions of the SAT are comparable to scores on earlier editions of the test. This helps to ensure the fairness of the SAT, which is one of our primary objectives.
The SAT is comprised of 10 total testing sections. The first section is always a 25-minute essay, and the last section is always a 10-minute multiple-choice writing section. Sections two through seven are 25-minute sections. Sections eight and nine are 20-minute sections. Test-takers sitting next to each other in the same session may have test books with entirely different content orders for sections two through nine (mathematics, critical reading, and writing). For additional information, visit the College Board's website at www.collegeboard.org
ACT College Entrance Exam
This website offers free practice sample test questions, registration, and much more. The site also includes "The Question of the Day". ACT study guides are also available in the library, free of charge, to check out.
TBHS College Board Code: 447-045
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:English Mathematics Reading Science
The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.
ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
The ACT is administered on six test dates within the United States, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada—September, October, December, February, April, and June. In other locations, the ACT is administered on all of the above dates except September.
The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.
The ACT tests are prepared according to the:
- Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education (1999).
- Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement, National Council on Measurement in Education (1995).
- Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education, Joint Committee on Testing Practices (2004).
For additional information, visit the ACT website at www.act.orghttp://www.act.org/PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This test is a great opportunity for students to practice the test format of the SAT. Students will also receive access to customized test prep materials and college information from The College Board. Please contact Mrs. Royal if you have any questions.
9th, 10th & 11th Graders
Students may register with Mrs. Royal to take the PSAT. The cost for the test is $14.00 for 9th and 10th graders. The exam fee is $5.00 for all 11th grade students. THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, October 3rd, 2014. Checks may be made payable to Tom Bean ISD. 11th grade students who receive free or reduced price lunches are eligible for a fee waiver. High scores on this test may qualify juniors for scholarship opportunities. Homeschool students will need to contact Mrs. Royal and must register and pay for exams by the published deadline.
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html2014 PSAT Student Preparation
This site includes a samplet test booklet for test preparation.https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/preparationPSAT Understanding Results
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http://www.kaptest.com/college-prep/getting-into-college/free-practice-testPSAT 9/10 Results Tutorial
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Jump-start SAT and ACT Study Plans With Free Apps - Vocabulary and math questions and daily study reminders are a few offerings from free test prep apps. http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/07/01/jump-start-sat-and-act-study-plans-with-free-apps
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