SAT, ACT, AP Testing and Preparation

  • PSAT (Practice SAT)
     
    October 2019 

     

    SAT Reasoning Test Dates

    High School Code 393035

    2018-2019 SAT® Test Dates

    Test Dates* Registration Dates
    August 25, 2018 July 27, 2018
    October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018
    November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018
    December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018
    March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019
    May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019
    June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019
       

    *Not all SAT Subject Tests are offered on each test date.

    To confirm test dates or to register, visit College Board or call 866-756-7346. Students with special needs should call 609-771-7137.

     

    ***SAT Preparation programs can be obtained by clicking on related files at the bottom of the page.

     

    SAT Subject Tests

    Not all colleges require Subject Tests, however, highly competitive colleges may require a specific number of Subject Tests and/or a specific Subject test depending on the major of applicant.

    Universities and colleges change their admission requirements all the time.  Please contact the admission office of the college or refer to the admission web site of a college for specifics if unsure.  A few examples of colleges that require Subject Tests are:  Duke, Yale, and NYU.  There are also colleges that recommend you take Subject tests but do not require it i.e. Standford.  You can use SAT Subject test scores if you feel it strengthen your application to a school and or college program.

    Upcoming 2018-19 SAT Subject Test™ Dates

     

    Subject Test Test Date
    Literature August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018
    November 3, 2018 
    December 1, 2018 
    March 9, 2019
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019
    Biology E/M August 25, 2018
    October 6
    , 2018 
    November 3, 2018
    December 1, 2018
    March 9, 2019
    May  4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019
    Chemistry August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018 
    November 3, 2018 
    December 1, 2018
    March 9, 2019 
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019
    Physics August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018 
    November 3, 2018 
    December 1, 2018 
    March 9, 2019 
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019
    U.S. History August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018 
    November 3, 2018 
    December 1, 2018 
    March 9, 2019 
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019
    World History August 25, 2018
    December 1, 2018 
    June 1, 2019
    Mathematics Level 1 August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018 
    November 3, 2018 
    December 1, 2018 
    March 9, 2019 
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019
    Mathematics Level 2 August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018 
    November 3, 2018 
    December 1, 2018 
    March 9, 2019 
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019
    Chinese (with Listening) November 3, 2018
    French August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018 
    December 1, 2018 
    March 9, 2019 
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019

    November 3, 2018 (French with Listening) 
    German June 1, 2019 

    November 3, 2018 (German with Listening)
    Modern Hebrew June 1, 2019
    Italian June 1, 2019
    Japanese (with Listening) November 3, 2018
    Korean (with Listening November 3, 2018
    Latin December 1, 2018 
    June 1, 2019
    Spanish August 25, 2018
    October 6, 2018 
    December 1, 2018 
    March 9, 2019 
    May 4, 2019 
    June 1, 2019

    November 3, 2018 (Spanish with Listening)

    To confirm test dates or to register, visit College Board or call 866-756-7346. Students with special needs should call 609-771-7137.

     

    ACT Test Dates

    High School Code 393035

    2018-19 ACT Test Dates

    2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
    October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
    December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
    February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
    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

    *No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates.

    Confirm ACT dates and register for the test of your choice today! You can also call 319-337-1270.

     
    Which Test to Take, SAT or ACT?

    See chart below to determine which test is right for you.

    SAT vs. ACT Comparison Chart

    The SAT and ACT are two different college entrance exams. Both are administered nationally and are used to help colleges evaluate applicants. The SAT is a three-part aptitude test (Reading, Math, Writing & Language) which tends to measure/predict how well you are expected to do in college. The ACT is an achievement test with four core sections (English, Math, Reading, Science) and an optional Writing section which focuses on how well you learned what you were taught in high school. Many colleges will accept either test or both exams. Some colleges require one (typically the SAT).    The chart below will help you understand the structure and content of the SAT and ACT.

     
     
     
    SAT
    ACT
    Length                        

    3 hours    +                         Optional 50-minute essay

    2 hours, 55 minutes  + Optional 40-minute essay

     

    Sections         

    3 Sections:  (Critical Reading, Math, Writing & Language) + optional essay

    4 Sections (English, Math, Reading, Science) Optional essay 

    Subjects         
    Critical Reading
    Math
    Writing & Language                                                                                          Writing (optional essay)
    English
    Math
    Reading
    Science

    Writing (optional essay)

    Reading




    English

    Evidenced-based Reading and Writing Section are passage-based. 5 passages related to subjects in history and social studies, science, US and World Literature.

    Tests vocabulary words students are more likely to use again. Words are used in context.

     

     

    4 passages, 10 questions per passage:  Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science.

    Stresses Grammar

    Science          
    N/A

    Science - charts, experiment,s analysis interpretation evaluation, basic content, and problem solving        

    Math

    Arithmetic, some geometry, algebra, and algebra II

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry

    Essay (Writing)
    Optional - an essay testing grammar, usage, and word choice.

    Optional (final section) - score 2-12

     

    Score Composition

    1/2 Math
    1/2 Writing
    ¼ English
    ¼ Math
    ¼ Reading
    ¼ Science
    Scoring

    Aggregate score 400 - 1600 based on total of 2 scores 200- 800 (Verbal, Math)

    Score of 0-12 for Essay

    Composite score 1-36 based on average of 4 sections (English Math, Reading Science)

    Score 0-12 for Optional Essay.

    Penalties

    No penalties for incorrect answers

    No penalties for incorrect answers

    Sending Scores to Colleges

    Currently entire score history is sent. Students can, however, select an “opt-in feature” which will allow them to choose specific test date(s) and all scores from the selected test date(s) will be sent. 

    Student decides which scores are sent

    When is it administered?

     
    Seven times per year
    Six times per year
     
     
    The Day Before any Test

    • Gather everything you will need for the next morning.
    • Photo ID
    • SAT/ACT Admission Ticket if taking either of these tests
    • 2 sharpened number 2 pencils
    • A calculator with fresh batteries
    • Make sure you know where the test center is located and the time you need to report.
    • Get a good nights sleep so that you're well rested.
    The Morning of the Test

    • Eat breakfast.  You'll be at the test center for hours and will need something to curb your hunger.
    • Bring snacks.  During the breaks, you can eat and drink snacks you brought with you.
    • Leave your cell phone at home!  Do not run the risk of having your scores being canceled.  Phones are prohibited!
    • Arrive at your testing center no later than 15 minutes before the test begins.  Give yourself enough time to arrive, find your room and settle in before the test.

    During the Test

    • Use breaks to eat or drink the snacks that you brought with you.
    • Work on only the section you are supposed to be working on.  You are not allowed to go back to other sections.  You are not allowed to work ahead.
    • Complete easier questions first.
    • Make sure you are using a number 2 pencil on the test.
    • Use all of your time.  Go back over each section if you finish the section and review for correct answers or missed questions.
    • Stay positive and focused. 
    • Try not to worry if you "aced it" or "bombed it".  It will take a few weeks until you know your scores.

    On November 14, 2015, there will be a Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the New SAT or ACT. The practice test will be held on Lehigh University's campus from 9:00 AM - 12:45 PM. Please visit Kaptest.com/satvsact for more information and sign up today.


    AP Test Dates

    ***AP Students and Parents Bulletin for 2017-2018 available in December.

     

    2019 AP Exam schedule
    Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon

    Monday,
    May 6, 2019

    United States Government and Politics

    Environmental Science

    Tuesday,
    May 7, 2019

     

    Spanish Language and Culture

     

    Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    Wednesday,
    May 8, 2019

    English Literature and Composition

    European History

    French Language and Culture

    Thursday,
    May 9, 2019

    Chemistry

    German Language and Culture

    Psychology

    Friday,
    May 10, 2019

     

    United States History

    Physics 2: Algebra Based

    Studio Art — last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly.

    Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

     

    2019 AP Exam schedule
    Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon
    12 noon
    Afternoon
    2 p.m.

    Monday,
    May 13, 2019

    Biology

     

     

     

    Tuesday,
    May 14, 2019

    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC

     

     

    Wednesday,
    May 15, 2019

    English Language and Composition

    Macroeconomics

     

    Thursday,
    May 16, 2019

     

    Statistics

     

    Friday,
    May 18, 2018

    Microeconomics

     

     

     

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