Testing InformationUpdate about upcoming SAT and ACT testing:SAT'sIn response to the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), College Board is canceling the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14 administration (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled.Students who already registered for May or whose March test centers were closed will receive refunds.
In the coming days, College Board will share additional information and details directly with registered students and test centers.
ACT has rescheduled it’s April 4 national test date to June 13 across the US in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.
If you have any questions, please email your counselor.
Test dates are online at the test specific sites:
- Chegg ACT Test Prep
- Chegg SAT Test Prep
- ineedapencil.com: Free SAT Prep
- Khan Academy
- SAT Practice Test: Free SAT practice test through College Board
- Varsity Learning Tools
Testing Questions & Answers:
- Q: What is a general timeline for standardized testing?
- A: PSAT/NMSQT is taken in October of the junior year although; many sophomores elect to take the PSAT too. The SAT and/or ACT is taken in the winter of the junior year and fall of the senior year. The Subject tests are generally taken as close to the completion of the specific course as possible. AP tests are taken in May of the year in which the appropriate course work is completed.
- Q: How do I register for the SAT Reasoning and/or Subject tests?
- A: College Board prefers that students register online at www.collegeboard.com. Students can also obtain registration forms in the Conestoga Student Services Center, complete the forms, and mail them with fees to the address indicated.
- Q: Can a student take the SAT Reasoning Test and a Subject Test on the same day?
- A: No, you cannot take the SAT Reasoning Test and a Subject Test on the same day. However, a student can take up to 3 subject tests on the same day.
- Q: What is the difference between ACT and SAT?
- A: The SAT focuses on 2 content areas: reading/writing and math. The math will focus more on advanced algebra, interpretation of data, some geometry, arithmetic and trigonometry. Also, the essay will be optional and not factored into the Reading/Writing score. The ACT is made up of 4 sections: English, math, reading, and science, plus an optional essay. The math content focuses on geometry, algebra, arithmetic, and trigonometry.
- Q: How do I send my SAT/ACT scores to a college/university?
- A: When you register for the SAT/ACT, you can request that your scores be automatically sent to colleges that you select. If you want to see your scores before you decide whether or not to send them, you may make an online request later for the scores to be sent. An additional fee will be charged.