- The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English, Math, Reading, and Science
- The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test.ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.
- The ACT is administered on seven test dates within the US, US territories, and Puerto Rico.
- The basic registration fee includes score reports for up to four college choices, if you list valid codes when you register.
- Students in the 11th & 12th grade who are on Free/Reduced lunches can get up to two fee waivers to test for free.
- 11th graders will also have an opportunity to take the test for free on our campus during the month of February.
- ACT REGISTRATION & TEST DATES: www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
- ACT TEST PREP: www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html
- ACT Practice Books: Practice booklets are available on the bookshelf in the high school office. Mrs. Richmond also has test prep books in the library.
- See Mr. Thrasher for ACT registration questions, help and fee waivers.
- SAT FACT SHEET: documents.methodtestprep.com/sat-what-you-need-to-know.pdf?utm_source=hs_email&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_l4ikUF34DEN8hjCqvwCYztglpSpjVvm1ahTZx_fzttAppd7ZWgmXkSC675BT6WSs-1TD0&utm_content=69977692&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9yUqyBpNlXNPjLrPwodhFRzwymT_f7SNLiSn0Sulvji8Ha9X-KsxqRg9Ax-E--WKZo2Sj2jM0BqOgsIYdzuj6dwmKyrw&_hsmi=69977692
- SAT REGISTRATION & TEST DATES: collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
- SAT fee waivers are available to low-income 11th and 12th grade students in the U.S. or U.S. territories. U.S. citizens living outside the country may be able to have test fees waived. SAT Subject Test fee waivers are available for students in grades 9–12.You're eligible for fee waivers if you say "yes" to any of the following:
- You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
- Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
- You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
- Your family receives public assistance.
- You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
- You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
ACT vs SAT
- Should you take the ACT or SAT? All colleges and universities view the ACT and SAT on equal footing: neither is preferred to the other, and submitting scores from both exams won’t earn students brownie points. Thus, it behooves students to determine which test, if either, favors their learning and test-taking styles. Though the exams are more similar to each other than ever before, they still feature a number of differences that can affect a given student’s performance. Students can visit the ACT or SAT websites to access free, official practice exams (methodtestprep.com).
- No guessing penalty. On both the ACT and SAT, it is to students’ benefit to answer every single question, even if they must guess randomly toward the end of their sections. There is no longer a “guessing penalty” on the SAT. When the College Board revised the SAT in 2016, it changed the way the exam is scored. Students no longer lose points for providing incorrect answers; rather, they are graded simply based on how many questions they answer correctly. This aligns the SAT’s scoring system more closely to that of the ACT, which also gauges student performance solely by the number of correct answers provided.