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SAT Information

PSAT/NMSQT (FOR ALL COLLEGE-BOUND JUNIORS!)

The PSAT is a practice SAT exam given at Bucktail in October of each year. Students' performance on this exam indicates current academic strengths/needs in detailed form and gives a general idea of how a student may perform on the SAT. The PSAT score report contains a code which allows students to see descriptions of test answers and provides free SAT prep materials based on a student's performance. Juniors who take this exam can qualify for a National Merit Scholarship. For more questions, see your school counselor.

More information about the PSAT/NMSQT can also be found at: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg.html

SAT VS ACT: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR ME?

  • Check whether your school(s) require one over the other.
  • When given the choice, take the test that best suits your strengths.

ACT

  • Measures overall academic development (i.e. What have you learned in school?).
  • 4 sections (English, Math, Reading, Science, and optional Writing section--check if your school(s) require the Writing section!).
  • Only multiple-choice questions (except optional Writing).
  • Total testing time: 2 hours, 55 mins (without breaks).
  • Only correct answers count. No penalty for incorrect or unanswered questions.
  • Heavy focus on grammar and punctuation.

SAT REASONING

  • Designed to measure general thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • 3 Sections (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing, which is not optional).
  • Total testing time: 3 hours, 45 minutes ((without breaks).
  • Multiple choice and student-produced answers (Writing AND Math sections).
  • "Wrong answer penalty" exists. Students lose ΒΌ point for every incorrect multiple choice question (no penalty for grid-in Math questions or answers left blank).
  • Heavy focus on vocabulary.
  • If you still are not sure about which test to take, you can either take one of each or take a scored practice exam to see which scores are higher.
  • Free, full length practice SAT exams are available at http://sat.collegeboard.com/practice/sat-practice-test
  • Free, full length practice ACT exams are available at http://www.princetonreview.com/login3.aspx?RDN=2
  • Some schools also consider/require the SAT II Subject Tests for admission to academic programs. Check admissions websites and see your school counselor for more information.

 

Free SAT Prep Resources

Free ACT Prep Resources

 

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