• Standardized Testing


    SAT & ACT - What's the Difference??

    **Remember FREE preparation classes for the SAT take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in rooms B2227 (Math) and B1127 (Verbal)
    Both tests cover math, reading and writing and both tests are equally valued at the majority of colleges and universities in the United States. Allow the chart below to be a guide to the significant differences in the tests, but students are encouraged to investigate both tests (at collegeboard.com or act.org) to better asses  which is the best test for them. 

    When and how many times should my child take the SAT?
    Great Question!  It all depends on the individual student.  A call to the guidance department is a good way to start.  We don’t support students taking the SAT more than three times.



    What is the PSAT?
                The PSAT is taken by 10th and 11th graders as a practice test for the SAT and for 11th graders it is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship competition.  It is offered only one time per year in October.  It has the same types of questions as the SAT, but is shorter in length and there is no essay. Students will receive a detailed score report that may help them focus their preparation for the SAT.   


    When should my child take the PSAT?  How does my child register for this?

                The PSAT is taken twice: in the fall of the sophomore year and again in the fall of the junior year. Students will receive information about the PSAT in their homeroom classroom and all information is sent through email notifications and posted on-line.

Last Modified on March 16, 2022