Advanced Placement (AP) Testing
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) provides an opportunity for career exploration. The test will be given this year at the HCSD Administrative Building at 2140 Atlas Street, Columbus, in the large conference room upstairs. The test will be given to any sophomore, junior, or senior.
Please see your guidance counselor for more information about ASVAB testing.
SAT or ACT How are they different?
S A T
The SAT is traditionally thought of as a test that measures a student’s critical thinking skills, testing their ability to analyze and solve problems in Math, Reading and Writing. SAT vocabulary.
A C T
The ACT is considered a more “curriculum based” test, since it tests their academic preparedness for college in the areas of English, Math, Reading and Science specifically by calling on information they have learned in their high school coursework.
|SAT Overview||ACT Overview|
|3 hour, 45 minute examination||3 hour examination|
|Heavy vocabulary||Heavy in grammar and reading|
|Tested on Algebra and Geometry||Tested on Alg., Geom. and Trigonometry|
|Math = 50% of score||Math = 25% of score|
|Not based on school curriculum||School curriculum based|
|Guessing penalty||No penalty for guessing|
|No Science||Science reasoning section|
|No English grammar||English grammar section|
|Math formulas provided||Math formulas not provided|
|-1/4 point deduction for wrong answer||No penalty for wrong answers|
|Writing section||Optional Writing section|
Boot camps offered at each high school – Test Prep Seminars
**check with the guidance department for up-coming dates**
|The ACT Review||614-834-TUTOR|
|The Princeton Review||1-800-2REVIEW|
|The Tutoring Club||1-888-TO-TUTOR|
**There is usually a cost for many of these programs.