IN SCHOOL TESTING DATES for 2020
March 12: PSAT
March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22: AIR testing
March 14: SAT
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) provides an opportunity for career exploration. The test will be given to any sophomore, junior, or senior. Please email Mr. Woodford at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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.
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.
|March 12, 2020||Register on MyPaymentsPlus or in the guidance office|
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ACT: The ACT is considered a “curriculum-based” test since it tests students’ academic preparedness for college in the areas of English, Math, Reading, and Science specifically bu calling on information they have learned in their high school coursework.
SAT: 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 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
TEST PREP INFO
In addition to free test agency preparation (www.actstudent.org and www.sat.collegeboard.com) a sampling of commercial test-prep agencies are listed for students and parents.
- Kaplan www.kaptest.com or 800-KAP-TEST
- ACT Review www.actreview.com (held at Ohio Dominican) 834-8886
- Princeton Review 800-2REVIEW
- Tutoring Club www.tutoringclub.com (Hilliard) 664-9474
- College Smiths: www.CollegeSmiths.com (held at Upper Arlington HS)
- BWS Educational Consulting – Brian Stewart. email: firstname.lastname@example.org 614-353-4725
Hilliard City School District and Bradley High School do not endorse any test prep service but offer information and opportunities as a service to students and their parents.