College Entrance Testing


AP EXAMSTop of Page

AP exam registration has begun for 2017.   SDUHSD AP Registration Information and Link to Register
 
Regular Registration Deadline: March 17, 2017
LATE Registration Deadline: March 28, 2017

PSAT/NMSQTTop of Page

PSAT - 9th graders
PSAT/NMSQT - 11th graders
 
About: The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

Students’ should receive their PSAT results in their classes in January.  Parents- Please ask them to share them with you.  The students can use their score reports and the test booklets to study for the PSAT in 11th grade or to prepare for the SAT (typically taken in 11th grade).  If you would like more information, see the College Board website under “Understanding your Test Scores”.  Here is a video to help you understand your PSAT scores.

9th graders: If the test seemed hard, remember — it’s aimed at students in 11th grade. Look at your percentiles to see how your scores compare to the scores of for your grade level. Look at your skills to see where to focus your improvement efforts. Know that you’re taking a critical early step for your future. Here is some information about the PSAT-9

SAT- Scholastic Aptitude TestTop of Page

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.

  • ▪The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
  • ▪The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
  • ▪The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability.

SAT WEBSITE

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SAT TEST DATES

October, November, December, January, March, May, June

 SAT SUBJECT TESTS

Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests.

SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.

FAQs for SAT Subject Tests 

PreACTTop of Page

The PreACT is a 10th grade multiple- choice assessment that helps students prepare for the experience of taking the ACT test and provides information regarding their future performance on the exam.  

The paper-based PreACT is patterned after the ACT, using the same types of test questions, same score scale, and same format.  It is designed to model the ACT test experience, providing students with the ultimate preparation and practice. It includes, English, mathematics, reading and science, just like the ACT test, but does not have a writing test.  Scores will be reported on the same 1-36 scale as the ACT, but the PreACT includes fewer questions.

ACT- American College TestingTop of Page

The ACT college readiness assessment contains five curriculum- and standards-based assessments: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test. The assessment is used as a college admissions and placement test and measures the skills and knowledge needed for first-year college success. Additionally, the ACT includes a career exploration component that stimulates students' thinking about future plans and relates personal characteristics to career options.  The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: 

English  Math  Reading  Science    

PLUS an optional 30 minute Writing Section- *it is recommended that you take the writing section.

ACT results are accepted by all four-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).

ACT WEBSITE

REGISTER FOR THE ACT HERE

 ACT TEST DATES

September, October, December, February, April, June