ACT & SAT

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  • ACT— www.actstudent.org - New Plymouth High (CEEB) Code: 130 - 450 

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    Exam Date

    Test

    Registration Deadline

    Late Registration

    Test Locations

    Dec 14

    Nov 8
    TVCC
    Feb 8 Jan 10

    TVCC

     Apr 4   Feb 28    TVCC
     Jun 13   May 8    TVCC

     * NCAA Student Athletes when registering for either test use Code 9999 in College/Scholarship

    *Check website for test locations and other information

     

SAT

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    SAT— sat.collegeboard.org - New Plymouth High (CEEB) Code: 130 - 450

    * All juniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT for free on April 14, 2020

    Exam Date

    Test

    Registration Deadline

    Late Registration

    Test Locations

    December 7

    SAT & Subject  Test

    November 8

    November 19

     

    March 14

    SAT

    February 14

    February 25

     

    April 14

    SAT (Free—Statewide Sponsored)

    Juniors Only—in school

    NPHS will register students

     

    May 2

    SAT & Subject  Test

    April 3

    April 14

     

    June 6

    SAT & Subject Test

    May 8

    May 19

  • *NCAA Student Athletes when registering for either test use Code 9999 in College/Scholarship

    *Check website for test locations and other information 

    ACT vs. SAT

    How do these tests compare? What is the difference between them?

  • They are both standardized tests and they both factor into the college admissions process.

    The differences are explained below:

     

     

    ACT

    SAT

    Test Fee

    $50.50 (With Writing $67.00)

    $46 (With Writing $60)

    Test Purpose

    Designed to measure academic achievement in the areas of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science

    Designed to measure critical reading, writing, and mathematical reasoning skills.

    Test Content

    ACT English Test

    (75 Items, 45 Minutes)

    · Punctuation

    · Basic Grammar and Usage

    · Sentence Structure

    · Rhetorical Skills

    · Strategies

    · Organization

    · Style

     

    ACT Mathematics Test

    (60 Items, 60 Minutes)

    Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra

    Intermediate Algebra and Coord. Geometry

     

    ACT Reading Test

    (40 items, 35 Minutes)

    Arts and Literature

    · Prose Fiction

    · Humanities

    · Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

    · History, Political Science, Biology,        Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science

     

    ACT Science Test

    (40 Items, 35 Minutes)

    Interpretation analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills in Biology, Earth/Space Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics

     

    The SAT tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math.  Your strength in these subjects is important for success in college and throughout your life.

     · The reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.

    · The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on  identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.

    · The math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

     

    The SAT is made up of 3 tests + optional essay:

    · Reading Test 
    (52 questions, 65 minutes)

    · Writing and Language Test
    (44 questions, 35 minutes)

    · Math Test
    (58 questions, 80 minutes)

     

    Total test time: 3 hours + 50-minute essay (optional)

     

    Subject tests are available 

     

    No Science Test

    Penalty for wrong answers?

    NO

    Scores based on number of correct answers-NO penalty for guessing

    Scoring Method

    1-36 for each subject, averaged for a composite score.  A 36 is the highest possible composite score

    Each section of the SAT (critical reading, mathematics, and writing) is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale, for a possible total of 1600

    Other uses for the exam?

    Scholarship Purposes

    Scholarship Purposes

    Website

    www.ACT.org

    www.collegeboard.com

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