Testing Dates

*** DEADLINE to register for PSATs is September 18th *** 

Testing Dates

AP Test Dates

SAT I & II PSAT ACT    
August 26 September 9 May 7 – Chemistry  May 15 – Calculus AB
October 7  October 11 October 28 May 9 – English Literature May 16 – English Language
November 4 December 9 May 11 – US History May 18 – Human Geography
December 2 February 10 May 14 – Biology
March 10 April 14
May 5 June 9
June 2  July 14

American College Test (ACT)

The American College Test is a multiple-choice battery of tests measuring skills in English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.  The ACT packet, available in the Student office, includes the registration form, interest inventory, and student profile.  The combined results of the test and interest inventory can be used to plan your career or choose a major.  The test results are used for admissions, for placement in English and math courses, and for awarding scholarships.  Each section of the ACT is related on a scale of 1 to 36.  The subscores are averaged to create a composite.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I)

The Scholastic Aptitude Test is a multiple-choice battery of tests measuring ability in English and mathematics.  Verbal and math scores are given on a range from 200 to 800.  A “total” score is calculated by adding the English and math scores.

SAT II

These are tests administered by College Board that measure achievement in a specific subject area such as English, foreign language, science, or math.  Some highly selective universities may require these tests.  There is no need to take these unless the university you plan to attend requires it for admission or placement.  Some schools will accept the ACT in place of the SAT II.

 

SAT compared to ACT

SAT

ACT

  • no science section
  • no trigonometry questions
  • vocabulary emphasized
  • non multiple-choice questions included
  • guessing penalty
  • no English grammar
  • math accounts for 50% of your score
  • questions go from easy to hard in most sections
  • science reasoning section
  • math includes trigonometry
  • vocabulary less important
  • entirely multiple-choice
  • no guessing penalty
  • English grammar tested
  • math accounts for 25% of your score
  • easy and hard questions mixed within sections