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College Entrance Exams

College Entrance Exams

PSAT/NMSQT:  (Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is administered nationally in October to juniors and sophomores. Juniors who take the test can qualify with their scores for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  

 

SAT: (Scholastic Aptitude Test):

An admissions test is required by most 4-year colleges the SAT is one of the test students can take. This test, in particular, is 3 hours and 45 minutes. The test measures the material below:

  • Mathematical ability
  • Critical reading
  • Writing

2018 - 2019 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

 

 

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

 

May 4, 2019

April 5, 2019

April 24, 2019

June 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 22, 2019

 

 

SAT Subject Test:

There is 20 SAT Subject Test in 5 general areas:

  • English
  • History
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science

The subject test will test the knowledge of a given area. The tests are given six times a year on the same day of the SAT.

To learn more about the SAT Subject test visit The College Board Website.

 

ACT (American College Test):

An admissions test is required by most 4-year colleges the ACT is one of the test students can take. This test, in particular, is 3 hours. The test measures the material below:

  • English
  • Mathematical ability
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing (optional) – CSU, UC and many private and out-of-state colleges require this (it’s important to see if the colleges you are applying to require the written portion of the test)

2018 ACT Test Dates (National)

ACTStudent.org

 

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
     
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019

 

 

 

AP (Advanced Placement):

AP exams are given in May. Scoring a 3, 4 or 5 will often enable a student to receive college credit.

 

 

Changes to ACT/SAT Testing Accommodations

Beginning January,  2019, SRVUSD will no longer process student requests for accommodations on the SAT or ACT.   This decision was made for a variety of reasons including the lack of space, availability of resources/proctors, and counselors’ time.  Additionally, students who request and receive accommodations for school-based testing (e.g. students who test over multiple days) will  be tested at the student’s school site. Students will still be able to request and receive accommodations on those exams. However, parents and students will now be submitting these requests directly to the  College Board (SAT) and/or ACT. Please see below for additional information and instructions.

 

Feel free to contact the testing coordinator at your school site for assistance:

DVHS:  Carrie Fox (cfox@srvusd.net) or Rajni Nijjer (rnijjer@srvusd.net)

CHS:  For students with a 504, please contact the student’s counselor and for students with an IEP, please contact the case manager

SRVHS:  For students with a 504, please contact the student’s counselor and for students with an IEP, please contact the case manager

MVHS:  For students with a 504, please contact the student’s counselor and for students with an IEP, please contact the case manager

 

SAT Testing Accommodations Process (SAT Testing)

 

The College Board administers the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and Advanced Placement Exams.

 

Who is eligible to receive SAT testing accommodations?  

  • Student has a documented disability

  • Participation in a College Board exam is impacted

  • Requested accommodation is needed

  • Accommodation is received and currently being used on school tests

 

Please see SAT Eligibility for additional details.  

 

How can I submit a request for testing accommodations?  

    College Board SSD Program

    P.O. Box 7504

    London, KY

    40742-7504

 

Please see Requesting SAT Accommodations for additional details.   Note that appropriate documentation must accompany the Student Eligibility Form (Providing Appropriate Documentation).  Hint:  Request accommodations early as it may take up to 7 weeks for approval.

 

How will I know if the accommodations were approved?  

All students who have approved accommodations will be sent a letter with a seven-digit SSD Eligibility Number.  This number is printed on the student’s decision and eligibility letters. Use this number when registering for the exam (Exam Registration Information).

 

How do I find a testing center?  

If the students would have traditionally qualified for site-based testing (e.g. testing over multiple days), call College Board at 212.713.8333 to request a testing center.  Hint:  Call early to get the best results!

 

ACT Testing Accommodations Process (ACT Testing)

 

Who is eligible to receive ACT testing accommodations?  

 

How can I submit a request for ACT  testing accommodations?  

  • Create or log into your ACT account (ACT Web Account Login).

  • Call ACT Test Accommodations line @ 319-337-1332 and request to have an accommodations request form sent to your email.  

  • Complete the form and send it to ACT along with supporting documents.

  • You will receive an email indicating whether or not the accommodations were approved or denied.

  • Once the accommodations are approved, call ACT and they will attempt to locate a testing center.