The PSAT (Preliminary SAT), qualifies you for the National Merit Scholarship. It is also a wonderful test to help you practice for the SAT.
The PSAT measures:
- Critical reading skills
- Math problem-solving skills
- Writing skills
Why Take the PSAT?
- Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
- See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
- Enter the completion for scholarships from National Merit Scholarships (grade 11).
- Help prepare for the SAT.
- Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to the Student Search Service.
The SAT tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge, through critical thinking, mathematics and writing.
- Three sections test critical reading (70 minutes total)
- Three sections test mathematics (70 Minutes total)
- Three sections test writing (60 minutes total)
- One variable (unscored) section tests critical reading, mathematics, or writing (25 minutes total)
Why Take The SAT?
- All colleges accept the SAT as an objective measurement of students' college readiness.
- Taking the SAT gives students access to scholarship opportunities
- Many colleges require the SAT or ACT as an entrance requirement.
The ACT tests what students have learned in high school courses in English, Mathematics and Science.
- English: 45 minutes
- Math: 60 minutes
- Reading: 35 minutes
- Science: 35 minutes
- Optional Writing: 30 minutes
Why Take The ACT?
- Taking the ACT gives students access to scholarship opportunities.
- There is no penalty for guessing on the ACT.
- Many colleges require the ACT or the SAT as an entrance requirement.
SAT II- Subject Tests
Some colleges will require that you take SAT II Subject Tests.
- Subject tests are a way for students to show their thorough knowledge of a certain subject, as well as their academic interest and determination to succeed.
- For more information or to register click here
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