The PSAT is given once a year in October. The test is FREE and is available to sophomores and juniors. The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT. Seat availability opens the 1st of September and are first come first served until filled.
Each assessment in the SAT Suite of Assessments — PSAT/NMSQT and SAT — includes a Reading Test, a Writing and Language Test, and a Math Test. Questions throughout the assessments focus on skills that matter most for college readiness and success, according to the latest research. The world needs more people who can solve problems, communicate clearly, and understand complex relationships. The SAT Suite of Assessments focuses on the skills and knowledge that will help today’s students meet that need.
The tests are designed to:
Measure the essential ingredients for college and career readiness and success, as shown by research.
Have a stronger connection to classroom learning.
Inspire productive practice.
As students advance from grade to grade, the tests will keep pace, matching the scope and difficulty of work found in the classroom.
Results are available in December and may be used to personalize your SAT practice.
Personalized Study with Khan Academy
The College Board and Khan Academy® have partnered to make practicing easy and personal. At Khan Academy, you can access thousands of questions approved by the College Board, take four official SAT practice tests, and create personalized study plans based on your results.
Taking a practice test is good practice for the SAT because the assessments measure the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels.
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
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The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English, Math, Reading, and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).
The ACT is administered on six test dates within the 50 United States and District of Columbia—in September, October, December, February, April, and June.
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The Early Assessment Program (EAP) is a collaborative effort among the State Board of Education (SBE), the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California State University (CSU). The program was established to provide opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year.
The goal of the EAP program is to have California high school graduates enter the CSU fully prepared to begin college-level study. Minimum English Score for College Readiness = 2583+, Minimum Math Score for College Readiness = 2628+.