Testing Information


The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) provides an opportunity for career exploration. Students need to contact their recruiter to schedule a time to take the test.

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PSAT – College Bound Juniors

Test date: October 14, 2020

The PSAT test is only to Juniors only.  It is a great opportunity to practice for the SAT and provides an opportunity for juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Competition. The cost is $23 and registration is open September 7th through the 28th. Sign up and pay by going to MyPaymentsPlus.

Students: check out The Official Student Guide to the PSAT/MNSQT

SAT or ACT How are they different?



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.

3 hour, 45 minute examination
Heavy vocabulary
Tested on Algebra and Geometry
Math = 50% of score
Not based on school curriculum
Guessing penalty
No Science
No English grammar
Math formulas provided
-1/4 point deduction for wrong answer
Writing section

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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.

3 hour examination
Heavy in grammar and reading
Tested on Alg., Geom., & Trig.
Math = 25% of score
School curriculum based
No penalty for guessing
Science reasoning section
English grammar section
Math formulas not provided
No penalty for wrong answers
Optional Writing section

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ACT/SAT resources

Attention Juniors – Register for Hilliard Darby ACT Review (Bootcamp) Course 2020
Registration is open for the Hilliard Darby ACT Review Course which will be held on March 12, 2020 from 7:40 to 2:00 in the Hilliard Darby PAC.  Registration fee is $60. To register, bring your payment to Mrs. Leeka in the Guidance Office no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.  Payment must be made by check or money order payable to ACT Review, LLC.

Test Prep Information

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.

Hilliard City School District and Darby High School do not endorse any test prep service but offer information and opportunities as a service to students and their parents.

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