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Title: Welcome to ACT/SAT Informational Night


1
Welcome to ACT/SAT Informational Night
  • Matt Barber
  • Counselor

2
Information Booths
  • ACT/SAT test prep
  • Princeton Review
  • www.princetonreview.com
  • RMASS
  • www.rmass.com

3
Tonights Agenda
  • SAT I
  • SAT II Subject Area Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT v ACT
  • PSAT
  • PLAN
  • Colleges/Extras
  • Questions
  • Sign Up for PSAT/PLAN
  • Visit Test Prep Booths

4
SAT I
  • Typically taken for the first time spring of your
    Junior year
  • It tells students how well they use skills and
    knowledge they have attained in and out of the
    classroom. Including how they think, solve
    problems, and communicate. The SAT is more of an
    aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal
    abilities.
  • 3 hour and 45 minute exam
  • 10 sections
  • 3 critical reading sections
  • 3 math sections
  • 3 writing sections
  • 1 experimental section
  • Scored range is a 200-800 in three sections
  • Total score is between 600-2400
  • Between 400-1600 (Only R/M)
  • National average for the SAT is 1510.

5
SAT I
  • Offered 7 times a year
  • January, March, May, June, October, November,
    December
  • Students can register at www.collegeboard.com
  • SAT Fee Waivers are available
  • Cost is 45.00 and includes 4 score reports.
  • Test is given on Saturday mornings at selected
    high schools all over Arizona.
  • ¼ point deducted for each wrong answer.

6
SAT I
  • The Math Section
  • Score range is between a 200-800.
  • Two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section
  • Theres 5-choice multiple choice questions and
    student produced responses.
  • Its on number and operations, algebra and
    functions, geometry, statistics, probability, and
    data analysis
  • It includes mathematics topics through a 3rd year
    college prep course (algebra 2).
  • Students may use a calculator
  • There are formulas at the top of each math
    section.

7
SAT I
  • The Critical Reading Section
  • Score range is between 200-800 points.
  • Two 25-minute sections and one 20-minute section
  • There is reading comprehension, sentence
    completion, and paragraph-length critical
    reading.
  • It includes critical reading and sentence-level
    reading.

8
SAT I
  • The Writing Section
  • Score range is between 200-800.
  • 60 minute section
  • There are multiple choice questions (35 min) and
    student-written essay (25 min).

9
SAT II Subject Area Tests
  • Subject area tests measure your knowledge and
    skills in particular subject areas.
  • SAT Subject Tests fall into five general subject
    areas

English Languages
Literature Chinese with Listening
History French
US History French with Listening
World History German
Mathematics German with Listening
Mathematics Level 1 Spanish
Mathematics Level 2 Spanish with Listening
Science Modern Hebrew
Biology E/M Italian
Chemistry Latin
Physics Japanese with Listening
  Korean with Listening
10
Collegeboards List of Schools that Require SAT
II Subject Tests 2008Please visit the individual
schools website for details.
  • Massachusetts
  • Amherst College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Framingham State College
  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
  • Harvard College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Tufts University
  • Wellesley College
  • Williams College
  • Michigan
  • Kendall College of Art and Design
  • of Ferris State University
  • Minnesota
  • Winona State University
  • Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska
  • Arkansas
  • Henderson State University
  • California
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Pomona College
  • University of California
  • Berkeley
  • Davis
  • Irvine
  • Los Angeles
  • Merced
  • Riverside
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Connecticut
  • Connecticut College

11
Collegeboards List of Schools that Require SAT
II Subject Tests 2008Please visit the individual
schools website for details.
  • Rhode Island
  • Brown University
  • South Carolina
  • North Greenville University
  • Presbyterian College
  • South Dakota
  • University of South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Rice University
  • Trinity University
  • Utah
  • University of Utah
  • Vermont
  • Middlebury College
  • Virginia
  • Washington and Lee University
  • West Virginia
  • Alderson-Broaddus College
  • New York
  • Barnard College
  • City University of New York
  • John Jay College of
  • Criminal Justice
  • Columbia University
  • Columbia College
  • Fu Foundation School of
  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • New York University
  • Vassar College
  • Webb Institute
  • North Carolina
  • Duke University
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State
    University
  • Ohio
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Pennsylvania
  • Byrn Mawr College

12
SAT Test Dates
U.S. Registration Deadlines U.S. Registration Deadlines
2010-11 Test Dates Test Regular Registration Deadline
October 9, 2010 SAT Subject Tests September 10, 2010
November 6, 2010 SAT Subject Tests October 8, 2010
December 4, 2010 SAT Subject Tests November 5, 2010
January 22, 2011 SAT Subject Tests December 23, 2010
March 12, 2011 SAT only February 11, 2011
May 7, 2011 SAT Subject Tests April 8, 2011
June 4, 2011 SAT Subject Tests May 6, 2011
13
ACT
  • Typically taken for the first time spring of your
    junior year.
  • The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a
    student has learned in school.
  • The ACT has up to 5 components English,
    Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional
    Writing Test.
  • Scale scores range from 1(low) to 36(high) for
    each of the four multiple-choice tests and the
    Composite score.
  • Two scores are reported for the optional Writing
    Test a Combined English/Writing score on a scale
    of 1-36 and a Writing sub-score on a scale of
    2-12. ACT also provides Comments from one of the
    trained readers who scored each students essay.
  • The ACT national average is 21.

14
ACT
  • Offered 6 times a year
  • February, April, June, September, October,
    December
  • Students can register at www.act.org
  • Cost is 32 for no writing and 47 with writing
  • ACT Fee Waivers are available
  • Tests are given on Saturday mornings at selected
    high schools in Arizona
  • No point deducted for a wrong answer

15
ACT
  • The English Section
  • Score range is between 1-36.
  • Test is a 75-question, 45-minute test
  • Covers punctuation, grammar and usage, sentence
    structure, strategy, organization, and style

16
ACT
  • The Math Section
  • Score range is between a 1-36
  • Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed
    to measure the mathematical skills students have
    typically acquired in courses taken by the end
    of 11th grade (Algebra 2). Includes
    trigonometry.
  • Students may use calculators.
  • No formula sheet given.

17
ACT
  • The Reading Section
  • Score Range is 1-36
  • Has a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures
    your reading comprehension.
  • Youre asked to read four passages and answer
    questions that show your understanding of
  • what is directly stated.
  • Statements with implied meanings

18
ACT
  • The Science Section
  • Score range is 1-36
  • Has a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures
    the skills required in the natural sciences
    interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning ,
    and problem solving.
  • The test assumes students have completed a course
    in Earth Science and/or physical science and a
    course in biology.

19
ACT
  • The Writing Section
  • Two scores are reported for the optional Writing
    Test a Combined English/Writing score on a scale
    of 1-36 and a Writing sub-score on a scale of
    2-12.
  • The Writing Test is a 30-minute essay test that
    measures your writing skills-specifically those
    writing skills emphasized in high school English
    classes.
  • Test consists of one writing prompt that will
    define an issue and describe two points of view
    on that issue. You are asked to respond to a
    question about your position on the issue
    described in the writing prompt.

20
ACT Dates
2010-2011
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
Sept. 11, 2010 Aug. 6, 2010 Aug. 7-20, 2010
Oct. 23, 2010 Sept. 17, 2010 Sept. 18-Oct. 1, 2010
Dec. 11, 2010 Nov. 5, 2010 Nov. 6-19, 2010
Feb. 12, 2011 Jan. 7, 2011 Jan. 8-21, 2011
April 9, 2011 Mar 4, 2011 Mar 5-18, 2011
June 11, 2011 May 6, 2011 May 7-20, 2011
21
SAT vs ACT
  • SAT
  • Aptitude Test
  • Given 7 times per year
  • Reading, Math, and Writing
  • ¼ of a point deduction for wrong answer on
    multiple choice
  • 200-800 per section, for a score of 600-2400
  • ACT
  • Achievement Test
  • Given 6 times per year
  • English, Math, Reading, Science Reasoning, and
    optional Writing
  • No penalty for wrong answer
  • 1-36 for each subject, averaged for a composite
    score, 2-12 for the Writing Test

22
SAT VS ACT
  • SAT
  • Math section includes Algebra I, Geometry, and
    Algebra 2
  • Sends 4 free reports to colleges of your choice,
    each additional report is 10
  • Formulas given for math section
  • ACT
  • Math section includes Algebra I, Geometry,
    Algebra 2, and Trigonometry
  • Sends 4 free reports to colleges of your choice,
    each additional report is 10
  • No formulas given for math section

23
ACT/SAT Comparison Chart
ACT Composite Score Estimated SAT CRMW SAT CRM (Score Range)
36 2380-2400 1600
35 2290-2370 1540-1590
34 2220-2280 1490-1530
33 2140-2210 1440-1480
32 2080-2130 1400-1430
31 2020-2070 1360-1390
30 1980-2010 1330-1350
29 1920-1970 1290-1320
28 1860-1910 1250-1280
27 1800-1850 1210-1240
26 1740-1790 1170-1200
25 1680-1730 1130-1160
24 1620-1670 1090-1120
23 1560-1610 1050-1080
22 1510-1550 1020-1040
24
ACT/SAT Comparison Chart
ACT Composite Score Estimated SAT CRMW SAT CRM (Score Range)
21 1450-1500 980-1010
20 1390-1440 940-970
19 1330-1380 900-930
18 1270-1320 860-890
17 1210-1260 820-850
16 1140-1200 770-810
15 1060-1130 720-760
14 990-1050 670-710
13 910-980 620-660
12 820-900 560-610
11 750-810 510-550
25
SAT vs ACT
  • So how do I know whether my son/daughter will
    score higher on the ACT or SAT????

26
PSAT
  • The PSAT is a standardized test that provides
    first hand practice for the SAT.
  • Also gives you a chance to enter National Merit
    Scholarship Corporation scholarship programs and
    gain access to college and career planning tools.
    Only available to high school juniors
  • AP Potential for high school AP courses
  • Is given on Wednesday, October 13th or Saturday,
    October 16th of this year depending on the high
    school.
  • Basha High School is giving the test on October
    16th. Cost is 20. Students can sign-up and pay
    in the school bookstore.
  • Perry High School is giving the test on October
    13th. Cost is 20. Contact Perry High School to
    sign up.

27
PSAT
  • The PSAT/NMSQT measures
  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills
  • Scholarships
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • National Hispanic Recognition Program
  • National Achievement Scholarship Program

28
PSAT
  • Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT receive a free,
    personalized college and career planning kit.
    This allows students to
  • Access your enhanced online score report
  • Prepare for the SAT with a customized study plan,
    based on PSAT results
  • View a starter list of colleges determined by
    your home state and indicated choice of major
  • Connect to detailed profiles of colleges, majors,
    and careers

29
PLAN
  • The PLAN is the Pre-ACT test and is a predictor
    of what a student will score on the ACT.
  • No scholarships tied to this test.
  • Can be given at any time during the year.
  • Basha High School will give this test on
    Saturday, December 4th. Cost for the test is
    15, students can sign-up and pay in the
    bookstore.

30
PLAN
  • The PLAN is an achievement test like the ACT.
  • The PLAN measures
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science
  • It also has an Interest Inventory that helps
  • students explore personally relevant career
    options.

31
SAT vs ACT
  • How do I know whether my son/daughter will score
    higher on the SAT or ACT?
  • Have your son/daughter take the PSAT and PLAN
    tests. They will give you a predictor of what
    they will score. Then you can compare.

32
Colleges
  • The following schools are looking for ACT/SAT
    scores around this mark.
  • ASU/NAU- 22 ACT and 1040 SAT (CR/M)
  • BYU- ACT Score in the mid 20s to be competitive
    for admission
  • Florida State- Middle 50 of incoming 2010
    freshman had 25-29 ACT, 1730-1950 SAT (CR/M/W)
  • Colorado- Middle 50 of incoming 2009 freshman
    had 24-28 ACT, 1070-1280 (CR/M)
  • All other schools please visit their website!!

33
Extras
  • How to study??
  • Free practice tests in career center and on Basha
    website.
  • Use your PSAT or PLAN test.
  • Try the SAT and/or ACT Question of the Day!
  • Buy a SAT/ACT practice book at a local bookstore.
  • Take a free practice exam.
  • Take an SAT/ACT prep class.

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Websites
  • College Information
  • CSO College Center www.CSOcollegecenter.org
  • The College Board www.collegeboard.com
  • Petersons www.petersons.com
  • The Common App www.commonapp.org
  • Hobsons Collegeview www.collegeview.com
  • Colleges That Change Lives www.ctcl.org

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Websites
  • Testing
  • ACT www.act.org
  • ACT Fee Waiver Instructions www.actstudent.org/fa
    q/answers/feewaiver.html
  • SAT The College Board www.collegeboard.com
  • SAT Fee Waiver Instructions www.collegeboard.com/
    student/testing/sat/calenfees/feewaivers.html
  • Preliminary SAT(PSAT) www.collegeboard.com/studen
    t/testing/psat/about/html
  • Free Test Prep from Number2.com www.number2.com
  • The Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com
  • Kaplans Test Prep www.kaptest.com
  • Zapps/Rmass www.rmass.com

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Test Prep Classes
  • ZAPS/RMASS Educational Seminars
  • PSAT/SAT Seminar, Hamilton High School, September
    27 28 (Mon Tue), 630 PM 900 PM and Perry
    High School, September 29 30 (Wed Thurs),
    630 PM 900 PM
  • ACT Seminar, Basha High School, October 2
    (Saturday Only), 900 AM 300 PM,
  • The fee for the five-hour seminar is 99. Sign
    up at www.CUSDcommunity.com and follow the
    instructions for registration.

37
SAT/ACT Practice Tests
  • Princeton Review All classes at Basha High
    School
  • (Sign up at www.princetonreview.com/events or
    call 800-2-Review)
  • SAT Practice Test, Wednesday, October 20th from
    3-7PM
  • Test Follow Up, Wednesday, October 27th from
    630-8PM
  • ACT Practice Test, Tuesday, September 21st from
    3-7PM
  • Test Follow Up, Tuesday, September 28th from
    630-8PM
  • PSAT Practice Test, Saturday, September 11th from
    8-1030AM
  • Test Follow Up, Wednesday, September 15th from
    630-8PM

38
For Up Coming SAT/ACT Information and more
  • Visit the Basha High School Counseling Webpage
    at
  • http//ww2.chandler.k12.az.us/bhs/counselors.html
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