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. For more information, visit ACTstudent.org.
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. For more information, visit collegeboard.com.
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. For more information, visit collegeboard.com.
ACT/SAT Special Testing Accommodations (extended time, etc.):
Students with recent education evaluations (within 3 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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