On October 8th the ACT organization announced significant changes that will take effect with the September 2020 national ACT test date:
ACT Section Retesting: For the first time in the 60-year history of the ACT test, studentswho have already taken the test will be allowed to retake individual ACT section tests (English, math, reading, science and/or writing), rather than having to take the entire ACT test again.
Online testing with faster score results: Students will
Fall of senior year is here and it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want colleges to receive official score reports, you will need to have them sent officially by ACT or by College Board for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Here are some tips:
1: Decide whether you are submitting scores.
Check the college’s website to determine if it is “test optional.” If not, you are required to send your best ACT or SAT scores. If the college offers a test optional…
High school juniors (and some sophomores) took the College Board’s PSAT in October. Scores of this Preliminary SAT will be released shortly: around December 3rd to educators and December 10th to students. So what do these scores mean and what should you do about them?
How to interpret your PSAT score: The PSAT is scored out of 760 points per section rather than the total 800…
This fall, most juniors will take the PSAT, a practice standardized test that is very similar to the SAT used in college admissions. Both tests have similar content, format and scoring, and the PSAT is considered good preparation for and helpful in predicting SAT scores.
The PSAT includes two components:
1. Evidence Based Reading and Writing
Within the Evidence Based Reading and Writing there are two tests: the Reading Test and the Writing and Language Test.
Many students are on the go all summer, and it can be difficult to schedule time for standardized test preparation. Many students also know that Khan Academy is an online resource that offers SAT practice tests, interactive problems, videos and more.
It is now possible to link your College Board test results with Khan Academy to get a personalized SAT study plan based on your results.
Go to SAT Practice, then create an account on Khan Academy, or sign into your existing account.
When making admissions decisions, most colleges place the greatest emphasis on a student’s transcript, but the majority also require applicants to submit standardized test scores.
Plan Ahead – Early junior year is an ideal time to plan a standardized testing strategy. Look at the calendar and consider when time will be available for diagnostic testing, test preparation, and the actual test dates. Consider time commitments including sports, work, and family vacations,
A little practice every day adds up over time. Sign up for the Daily Practice for the SAT app. Answer an official question, reveal a hint if you’re stuck, and read answer explanations to learn from your mistakes.
Rather than sending test scores directly through the College Board or ACT, students now have the option to self-report test scores at over 60 colleges.
Students who self-report test scores may list their scores on the college application or upload an unofficial score report, depending on the college’s requirements. Once students enroll in the college, they must send the official test score report. For more information, read this article from Admitted: List Shows …
It’s fall of senior year so it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want a college to see standardized test scores, you will need to have them sent officially by ACTor College Board for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Some colleges now allow students to self-report their test scores in the application and save money. The apply checklist on each college website will indicate if self-reported scores are accepted. Here are some additional…
The world of standardized testing has changed significantly over the past 20+ years. The SAT is no longer the “go to” test for college admission; the ACT has acquired a good chunk of the market share and scores on the new (revised) SAT are inflated and thus misleading. This makes it challenging for students to understand their scores and determine which test is a better fit.
The College Board has undergone two major adjustments to the SAT over the past 20 years. The first was in 2005…