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ACT/SAT

2019-2020 TEST DATES

ACT Test               www.actstudent.org

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Closes
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 October 4, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 22, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 17, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020

SAT Test         www.sat.org/register

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Closes
August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019 August 13, 2019
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 24, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 22, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 26, 2019
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 March 3, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 21, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 27, 2020

 

PSAT Test

October 16. 2019 Register on MyPaymentsPlus or in the guidance office

September 16 – October 10

 

SCHOOL CODES:

Bradley  365198       Darby 362571       Davidson 362570

ACT or SAT

How are they different?

ACT

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

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 hr. 50 min. examination                                      *3 hr. examination

*Passage based questions from Literature            *Heavy in grammar and reading

*Tested on higher-level math including Trig.           *Tested on Alg., Geom., & Trig.

*Math = 50% of score                                              *Math = 25% of score

*One non-calculator question                                 *School curriculum based

*No Guessing penalty                                              *No penalty for guessing

*No Science                                                              *Science reasoning section

*Grammar – approximately 30 tested rules               *English grammar section

*Scored between 400-1600                                        *Math formulas not provided

* No penalty for wrong answers                                 *No penalty for wrong answers

*Optional Writing section                                            *Optional Writing section

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.

Hilliard City School District does not endorse any test prep service but offers information and opportunities as a service to students and their parents.