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JUNIOR: TESTING REGISTRATION ***TESTS NEED TO BE TAKEN PRIOR TO DECEMBER OF SENIOR YEAR FOR UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE Information covering SAT, ACT, and ASVAB tests

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JUNIOR: TESTING REGISTRATION***TESTS NEED TO BE TAKEN PRIOR TO DECEMBER OF SENIOR YEAR FOR UNIVERSITY ACCEPTANCE

Information covering SAT, ACT, and ASVAB tests

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*It was first called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, but now SAT does not stand for anything.

SAT

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What is the purpose of the SAT?

The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States.

The test is intended to assess a student's readiness for college.

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Who takes the SAT?

The SAT is typically taken by High school Juniors and Seniors preparing for college.

Most students take the SAT for the first time spring of their Junior year, and again fall of their Senior year.

The SAT or ACT is required for entrance to most US universities (although some universities may accept an alternative).

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When is it given?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year.

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Test date LocationRegistration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

October 11, 2014 NHS, LHHS, LHSSeptember 12, 2014

September 30, 2014

November 8, 2014 LHHS, KHS October 9, 2014 October 28, 2014

December 6, 2014 LHS, LHHS November 6, 2014November 24, 2014

January 24, 2015 KHS, LHHSDecember 29, 2014 January 13, 2015

March 14, 2015 LHHS February 13, 2015 March 3, 2015

May 2, 2015 NHS, LHS, LHHS April 6, 2015 April 21, 2015

June 6, 2015 LHHS May 8, 2015 May 27, 2015

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How much does it cost?

The cost for the basic test is $52.50. Late registration fee is $28 ($80.50 total)

There are fee waivers available if you qualify. Ask your counselor if you wish to take the SAT and cannot afford the test.

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What sections are there/what information is covered? There are 3 sections:

1.Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

1.Reading Test2.Writing and Language Test

2.Math3.Essay (optional)

There is also an option to take single subject tests.

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The SAT has been redesigned for Spring 2015 Category Current SAT Redesigned SAT

Total Testing Time**Redesigned SAT testing time subject to research

3 hours and 45 minutes 3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])

Components

1.Critical Reading2.Writing3.Mathematics4.Essay

1.Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

1. Reading Test2. Writing and

Language Test2.Math3.Essay (optional)

Score Reporting**Redesigned SAT scores subject to research

•Scale ranging from 600 to 2400•Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Critical Reading; 200 to 800 for Mathematics; 200 to 800 for Writing•Essay results scaled to multiple-choice Writing

•Scale ranging from 400 to 1600•Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three traits for Essay•Essay results reported separately

Subscore Reporting None

Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors

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Category Current SAT Redesigned SAT

Important Features

•Emphasis on general reasoning skills•Emphasis on vocabulary, often in limited contexts•Complex scoring (a point for a correct answer and a deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)

•Continued emphasis on reasoning alongside a clearer, stronger focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings most important for college and career readiness and success•Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact•Rights-only scoring (a point for a correct answer but no deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)

Essay

•Required and given at the beginning of the SAT•25 minutes to write the essay•Tests writing skill; students take a position on a presented issue

•Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission•50 minutes to write the essay•Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text

The SAT has been redesigned for Spring 2015

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How is this scored? NEW

• Scale ranging from 400 to 1600• Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three traits for Essay

• Essay results reported separately

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Where/When do I sign up? You can sign up online (

www.collegeboard.com) for any testing center If your parents don’t want to use a credit card,

you may buy a gift card for that amount and use those online.

OR you may see your counselor for mail in registration forms.

Testing registration deadlines:

Test DateSign up by

($52.50 fee)Late

Registration($80.50)

October 11 September 12 September 30

November 8 October 9 October 28

December 6 November 6 November 24

January 24 December 29 January 13

March 14 February 13 March 3

May 2 April 6 April 21

June 6 May 8 May 27

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How do I get my scores?

Scores are available online (www.collegeboard.com) 3 weeks after your testing date.

Your scores will also be mailed to the colleges you select. You can choose which scores to send

colleges.

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Do I need a specific score to pass? There is no set pass/fail score for the

SAT The score that is required is

determined by a variety of factors, college, degree program and other qualifications being the main factors.

Colleges typically publish the ‘average’ score for accepted students or the minimum score needed to apply for a certain program.

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Where can I get more information? www.collegeboard.com There you can register, take practice

tests, view your scores, and develop your plan to improve your scores.

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*Note: PSAT The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) can be taken

starting your freshman year. HOWEVER, there are some scholarship

opportunities if you take the PSAT in your Junior year and score well (this counts as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test NMSQT for juniors, previous PSATs taken do not count for the scholarships)

Dates for PSAT: October 16, 2013 register with your counselor (no online registration). The cost for the PSAT is $14.

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ACT

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What is the purpose of the ACT?

The ACT (originally an abbreviation of American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc.

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Who takes the ACT?

The ACT is typically taken by High school Juniors and Seniors preparing for college.

Most students take the ACT for the first time the fall of their Junior year, and again the fall of their Senior year.

All colleges accept the ACT as part of their college entrance requirements (in conjunction with your high school GPA, class rank and extracurricular activities).

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When is it given? The ACT tests are offered several

times a year. 2014-15 dates:

Test date LocationRegistration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

September 13, 2014 LHHS, MHS August 8, 2014 August 22, 2014

October 25, 2014LHHS, MHS, KHS, RVHS

September 19, 2014 October 3, 2014

December 13, 2014 LHHS, MHS, KHS November 7, 2014

November 21, 2014

February 7, 2015LHHS, MHS, MALC January 9, 2015 January 16, 2015

April 18, 2015LHHS, RVHS, MHS, KHS March 13, 2015 March 27, 2015

June 13, 2015 MHS May 8, 2015 May 22, 2015

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How much does it cost?

The cost for the basic test is $36.50. If you want to take the optional

writing section, the total cost is $52.50 There is a $22 late fee for registering

past the deadline. There is a $11 fee for registering by

telephone. Again, there are some fee waiver options

if you wish to take the test and can’t afford it. Talk to your counselor.

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What sections are there/what information is covered? There are 4 sections:

English (usage/mechanics & rhetoric) Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry &

trigonometry) Reading (reading comprehension) Science Reasoning (data representation,

research & conflicting viewpoints) Writing (optional essay response)

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How is this scored?

Each of the sections is scored individually between 1 and 36 points.

For your composite score (out of 36), the scores from each of the 4 primary sections are averaged together and rounded to the nearest whole number.

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Where/When do I sign up? You can sign up online (

www.actstudent.org OR www.act.org) for any testing center. If your parents don’t want to use a credit

card, you may buy a gift card for that amount and use those online.

OR you may see your counselor for mail in registration forms.

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How do I get my scores?

Scores are available online (www.actstudent.org ) 3-8 weeks after your testing date.

If you took the writing portion, your scores will not be released until all portions of your test have been scored (typically 5-8 weeks after you took the test).

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Do I need a specific score to pass? There is no set pass/fail score for the

ACT Depending on which college you are

applying for and the degree/program you are applying for, different scores may be required.

Colleges typically publish the ‘average’ score for accepted students or the minimum score needed to apply for a certain program.

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ACT Critical Reading Score 21,

ACT Math Score 24

ACT Critical Reading Score 21

ACT Math Score 24

ACT Composite Score of 22 is required for

admissions

Arizona state university ACT admissions requirement?

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Where can I get more information? www.actstudent.org There you can register, take practice

tests, view your scores, and develop your plan to improve your scores.

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ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Test

ASVAB

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What is the purpose of ASVAB? The ASVAB is a career exploration test used to measure skills, abilities and interests.

This test is conducted by the Department of Defense and is required for those who want to join the military.

There is no obligation to join the military by taking the test.

The ASVAB can help you determine your own interests and aptitude even if you are not planning to enter the military or are undecided.

It can help you choose courses for college and assist in your personal career decisions.

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Who takes the test? The ASVAB is one of the most widely

used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world.

More than half of all high schools nationwide administer the ASVAB test to students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

Students who are interested in finding more information about themselves and what careers they might be good at should take this test.

In addition, all students interested in the military should take it.

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When is it given?

The ASVAB is typically given at RVHS in September.

The ASVAB will be given at MHS in February 2015.

Announcements will be made well in advance, you sign up with your counselor.

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How much does it cost?

The ASVAB is completely free.

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What sections are there/what information is covered?The ASVAB consists of the following

eight individual tests:1. General Science2. Arithmetic Reasoning3. Word Knowledge4. Paragraph Comprehension5. Mathematics Knowledge6. Electronics Information7. Auto and Shop Information8. Mechanical Comprehension

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How is this scored?

Students are provided with scores on each of these individual tests and three Career Exploration Score composites: Verbal Skills, Math Skills and Science and Technical Skills.

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Where/when do I sign up?

The ASVAB will be conducted at River Valley High School this coming September.

Announcements will be made well in advance for you to sign-up in the Guidance Office.

If a student wants to take the ASVAB before this, it can be arranged with a local military recruiter.

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How do I get my scores?

The battery takes approximately three hours to complete, and test results are returned to schools in a few weeks.

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Do I need a specific score to pass? There is no pass or fail on the ASVAB. Your scores reflect your own abilities.

You will want to do your best so that

your scores will match your abilities and interests.

In addition, to gain entrance into the military service, you must obtain a minimum qualifying score on the ASVAB--this varies between services.

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Where can I get more information?

The best online source for more information and sample ASVAB tests is at:

http://official-asvab.com