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    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, 2015

    SAT 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 

    SAT Question of the Day

    SAT Question of the Day
    Free SAT Prep from Khan Academy and College Board – Khan Academy is partnering with the College Board so that all students who want to go to college can prepare for the SAT at their own pace, at no cost. www.khanacademy.org/sat

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    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.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.


    2014 PSAT Student Preparation

    This site includes a samplet test booklet for test preparation.


    PSAT Understanding Results

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    PSAT 9/10 Results Tutorial

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