ACTs & Other Testing Info

2017-18 SAT & ACT Dates
 Registration information is available in the guidance office as well as online.  Go to www.actstudent.org !  Our school number is 163-000.
SAT
August 26, 2017 (Registration deadline: July 28, 2017)
October 7, 2017 (Registration deadline: September 8, 2017)
November 4, 2017 (Registration deadline: October 5, 2017)
December 2, 2017 (Registration deadline: November 2, 2017)
March 10, 2018 (Registration deadline: February 9, 2018)
May 5, 2018 (Registration deadline: April 6, 2018)
June 2, 2018   (Registration deadline: May 3, 2018)
 
ACT
September 9, 2017 (Registration deadline: August 4, 2017)
October 28, 2017   (Registration deadline:  September 22, 2017)
December 9, 2017  (Registration deadline: November 3,2017)
February 10, 2018  (Registration deadline: January 12, 2018)
April 14, 2018  (Registration deadline: March 9, 2018)  **held at Monticello High School
June 9, 2018  (Registration deadline: May 4, 2018)
July 14, 2018 (Registration deadline: June 15, 2018)



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ASVAB Practice Test Website
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is a required test administered to anyone interested in enlisting in any of the US Armed Service branches.  Minimum scores must be met in order to be able to enlist as well as to qualify for certain jobs within the service.  The following site provides free practice tests for all categories of the ASVAB so those interested in joining the military can get a sense of the questions they will expect to see.  Go to:
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ACT eBooks
Before, During & After: 3 Stages of Taking a College Entrance Exam
To prepare for college entrance exams, students can upload the free eBook - "Before, During, & After: 3 Stages of Taking a College Entrance Exam".  They will learn to plan, analyze and prepare for college readiness assessment.  They will also get information on what courses they can take in high school that prepares them for the testing, when they should start to study for the test, what they should bring and not to bring to the testing center, and how to analyze their scores and choose their test steps after the test.

5 Questions Students Must Ask While College and Career Planning
Students are easily overwhelmed by all the choices they need to make before graduating.  Download this brand new, FREE eBook "5 Questions Students Must Ask While College and Career Planning" for college and career planning tips, strategies, and other advice.  Learn why participating in sports, arts and other activities can help after high school, why the school counselor is a great resource for college and career planning, how to "try out" potential careers while still in high school, what your student's priorities should be during junior and senior years, and how to find scholarships, grants and other ways to pay for college.  Go to ACT.org to download free eBooks.
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ACT Questions & Answers
When should I take the ACTs?
People of all ages and grade levels are eligible to take the ACT.  However, most students are best prepared to take the ACT in the spring of their junior year in high school.  This timeframe gives you a chance to check on your own college and career readiness; it also allows you time to make any changes needed to become better prepared.
 
How many times can I take the ACTs?
The limit is 12 tests, but most students will take the test once or twice.  ACT research shows students who take the test more than once improve their score about 55% of the time, earn the same score about 22% of the time, and get a lower score about 23% of the time.
 
Will colleges look at it negatively if I take the ACT a bunch of times?
Colleges establish their own procedures for the ways they use score information provided by ACT.  If you have specific questions, it's best to speak with the specific college or university.
 
 Tips For Taking ACT Tests
  • Check your calculator - Be sure your calculator is permitted for use during the Math section; visit actstudent.org to find out if your calculator is allowed
  • Make sure you have your ticket - If you dont' have your ticket yet, sign in to your ACT Web account and print your ticket now.  If you wait until test day, you could experience delays if there is heavy server traffic or if you have trouble signing in
  • Make sure you have a valid photo ID - Check out the ID requirements on the Test Day Checklist at actstudent.org and make sure you bring your photo ID on test day
  • Make sure to bring your printed ticket and valid photo ID to the test center - Without borth your printed ticket and a valid photo ID, you won't be admitted to test
  • Don't bring your cell phone into the test center - If your cell phone goes off during the test or if you are caught using it at any time during testing - even during breaks - you will be dismissed and your test will not be scored
  • Make sure your test counts (don't cheat) - Your answer document will not be scored if you give or receive assistance during the test.  And if you suspect someone of cheating on the ACT, let us know.  We'll take it from there.


Methodtestprep.com
 
Log in to your www.methodtestprep.com account to start preparing for the SAT, ACT and PSAT.  Just 15 minutes a day will help you prepare, feel more relaxed, raise your score and get in to more colleges.
 
Colleges and universities are giving more merit-based scholarships than they did in the past - taking the SAT/ACT prep could improve your financial aid!  Imagine what an extra 150 points on the SAT or an extra 3 points on the ACT would do as far as where your student would get accepted!  Go to http://methodtestprep.com for what they can do to help students prepare for these important tests!  Free live, online classes and webinars are available.

 
 ACT/SAT Preparation Materials Available
 
The National Federation of State High School Associations is offering a program to offer students discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT and/or SAT study guide.  The cost of a standard study program is usually $250, but through this program, each is available for $20.00.  Go to http://www.eknowledge.com/NFHS for more information.






 
 
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