Changes to ACT and SAT are coming.
ACT will be making some changes to the records reported to you and to the high school starting in the Fall of 2015. There will be enhancements to the optional writing test which will include additional scores. New readiness scores and indicators will be reported which will include a STEM score, a progress toward career readiness indicator, and English Language Arts score and an understanding complex text indicator. ACT will also remove social security numbers and so will not be reporting them. For more information go to, www.act.org/actnext.
The redesigned SAT, beginning in March of 2016 will contain several changes. It has been redesigned to measure the most important skills, knowledge, and understandings; to be fair to all students; and to model what students are learning in the best high school classrooms. Because the SAT assesses the content that matters most for college and career readiness, SAT scores provide meaningful information about a student’s likelihood of succeeding in college. The redesigned SAT includes an optional essay that allows students to engage in and demonstrate the deep critical reading, analysis, and writing skills they’ve learned in high school. When students open their SAT test books in March 2016, they’ll encounter tests that are more focused and useful than ever before. The redesign of the SAT Suite of Assessments is centered on key content changes. For more information on the new test go to, https://sat.collegeboard.org/home.
How to Prepare
The best preparation for doing well on these tests is taking a strong curriculum in school. The more you read, the better your vocabulary is,and so on. The best way to prepare for entrance exams is having a good solid foundation in school and working your hardest in class.
When to take the ACT/SAT
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|September 9, 2017||August 4, 2017||August 5-18, 2017|
|October 28, 2017||September 22, 2017||September 23-October 6, 2017|
|December 9, 2017||November 3, 2017||November 4-17, 2017|
|February 10, 2018*||January 12, 2018||January 13-19, 2018|
|April 14, 2018||March 9, 2018||March 10-23, 2018|
|June 9, 2018||May 4, 2018||May 5-18, 2018|
|July 14, 2018*||June 15, 2018||June 16-22, 2018|
For more information on these exams, click on the links below.