Testing

SAT & ACT


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College admissions tests are a required component of the college application process. The two national tests are the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) and the ACT (American College Test) Most all four-year colleges and universities will accept either SAT or ACT scores equally, using the higher of the two scores for admission, scholarship, and athletic eligibility. Students can perform quite differently on the SAT and the ACT; therefore, it may benefit students to take both tests.

Many students take the SAT and/or ACT twice – once in the Spring of their junior year and again in the Fall of their senior year. Most students improve their score the second time around.

 SAT Practice tests :
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests
SAT

Inside the Test


Test day is here, and you’ve got everything you need: photo ID, pencils, calculator, snack — and the confidence that comes from knowing what to expect.

You’re On Your Way


One of our biggest goals in changing the SAT was to make sure it’s highly relevant to your future success. The new test is more focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:

  • What you learn in high school
  • What you need to succeed in college

If you think the key to a high score is memorizing words and facts you’ll never use in the real world, think again. You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before.

The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the SAT. The best way to prepare for the test is to:

  • Take challenging courses.
  • Do your homework.
  • Prepare for tests and quizzes.
  • Ask and answer lots of questions.

In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.

And One More Thing


Know what to expect.

Find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the new SAT and what the test will measure. Where do you want to start?

SAT Dates

2018-2019 SAT Dates


2018-2019 Test Dates Normal Deadline Date Late Registration Deadline Online Score Release Date
August 25,2018

July 27, 2018

August 7, 2018

Sept 7, 2018

Oct. 6 ,2018

Sept. 7, 2018

Sept. 26, 2018

Oct. 19, 2018
Nov. 3, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

Oct. 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018  Nov. 2, 2018  Nov. 13, 2018  Dec. 14, 2018
March 9, 2019

Feb. 8,2019

Feb 19, 2019

March 22, 2019

May 4, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 16, 2019

May 17, 2019

June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 14, 2019

June 21, 2019

 

 

 

SAT Fee: $47.50. (Fee waivers available to students on Free/Reduced Lunch. See the Career Center for more information.)SAT with essay Fee:  $64.50

Register for the SAT @ https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

 

 

ACT


The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions, testing 4 subject areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science
  • The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

Total test time: 3 hours and 30 minutes (includes a short break) OR just over 4 hours if taking the ACT Plus Writing test.

http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf

http://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Preparing-for-the-ACT-Spanish.pdf

ACT TEST DATES FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

2018-2019 ACT Test Dates



Test Dates 2018-2019  Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Estimated Score Release
Sept 8, 2018
August 10, 2018 August 26 2018 Sept. 18, 2018
Oct. 27, 2018 Sept 28, 2018 Oct 14, 2018 Nov. 13, 2018
Dec. 8, 2018
Nov. 2, 2018 Nov. 19, 2018 Dec. 18, 2018
Feb. 9, 2019 Jan. 11, 2019 Jan. 18, 2019 Feb. 20, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 25, 2019 April 23, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 20, 2019 June 18, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 24, 2019 July 23, 2019

 

ACT Fees: $50.50- without Writing Test OR $67.00- plus Writing Test (Fee waivers available to students on Free/Reduced Lunch. See the Career Center for more information.)

Register for the ACT @ www.actstudent.org

 

 

 

Testing Information


TESTS

DATES OFFERED

WHERE

ASVAB

September & April

Taken at MTHS

PSAT

October

Taken at MTHS

SAT

7 Test Dates

per school year

Register Online

SAT.collegeboard.org

ACT

6 Test Dates

per school year

Register Online

www.ACTstudent.org

 

ASVAB


The ASVAB is scheduled for September 27, 2018. Sign ups are in the Career Center.

ASVAB TESTS


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. It measures a young adult’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success.

There are two versions of the test:

  • The student ASVAB, referred to as the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP), is used for career exploration and is given in high schools and community colleges.
  • The enlistment version of the ASVAB is primarily given at a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and is used for recruiting purposes only.

ASVAB CEP


The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) , takes approximately three hours, covers eight subjects and is composed of 200 questions. The ASVAB CEP is currently a pen and paper test. If it is offered by their school, high school students can take the ASVAB CEP test in grades 10, 11 and 12. They can only take it at the high school they attend, unless special arrangements are made.

The ASVAB CEP also incorporates an interest self-assessment which can help young adults identify potential careers. If the self-assessment is completed online, students also have access to the OCCU-Find, which outlines over 1000 occupations for students to explore based on their interest codes.

ASVAB CEP test results are sent to student’s schools so they can explore career options with counselors. The scores show how well the student did on each subject, and how they compare with others who took the test. There are three composite scores in Verbal, Math, and Science and Technical skills, and the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score is also reported.

The AFQT is the only score reported in both the ASVAB CEP and the enlistment ASVAB. If a student who participates in the ASVAB CEP wants to enlist in the Military, the AFQT score is the score military recruiters will use.

 

ASVAB AT MEPS


In order to take the ASVAB at a MEPS for enlistment purposes, an individual will need to speak with a recruiter and schedule a time to take the test. ASVAB testing at a MEPS is self-paced and taken on a computer, and it may be retaken after a one-month waiting period. Entitled the CAT-ASVAB, the test is adaptive – meaning it adapts to your ability level.

Those who do not live near a MEPS may take the test (usually paper and pencil) at a satellite location called a Military Entrance Test (MET) site. All military recruits must take the ASVAB, even if they previously took the ASVAB CEP in high school. The MEPS ASVAB adds an Assembling Objects section, for a total of nine subjects.

In addition to the individual standard scores, recruits receive an Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score. AFQT scores are calculated from four ASVAB subtests: Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematics Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, and Word Knowledge.

AFQT scores are used to determine enlistment eligibility and align applicants to military jobs. Keep in mind that recruits may not be assigned their first choice for a career – each service branch places recruits based on a combination of need and the individual’s knowledge and area of strength. 

NCAA Eligibility Center


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