SAT and ACT Information
For information on ACT test dates and how to register go to their web site: http://www.actstudent.org/.
From ACT: HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?
To help your students reach their maximum potential for college and career readiness, we are enhancing the ACT® test with options that keep students’ needs in mind.
Beginning with the September 2020 national ACT test date, students will have more options when taking the ACT:
ACT Section Retest—Students who have already completed a full ACT test can choose to retake one or more sections (English, math, reading, science, or writing) without having to retake the entire test.
Superscore reporting—To support the growing trend of students taking the ACT test multiple times, score reports will now include a calculated ACT Superscore, along with an ACT Composite score.
Faster results with online testing—Students will be able to choose to take the ACT online at a test center on national ACT test dates and get their multiple-choice test results as early as two business days after taking the test.
SAT & ACT Test Prep
NHS SAT Prep Zero Period - offered before school, 7:15am - 8:11am, every fall and spring semester. The class is open to juniors and only those sophomores in accelerated Geom/Alg 2 Honors or above. The cost is $90 for the SAT Prep kit. The class is taught by NHS teachers and will count as a grade and a seventh class. Go to the counseling office to pick up a form to request to be in the class.
Princeton Review SAT/ACT Test Prep After School
The Princeton Review has partnered again with the Fulton County Board of Education to offer 15 hours of test prep at Fulton schools. Northview will host one SAT class on Tuesday afternoons and one ACT class on Thursday afternoons.
Courses are offered for $125 which is an 80% discount off the normal $699 price. See the Princeton review flyer for more information.
Free Online Test Prep from ACT
The ACT offers a free PDF version of their test prep booklet Preparing for the ACT Test. An online Spanish translation is also available online. www.act.org/theact/testprep. Additionally, the ACT Academy is a new resource offered by ACT and is a free personalized online learning tool and test practice program available at www.act.org/academy. Through video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to a students' academic needs, ACT Academy provides learners with a personalized study plan based on previous scores from the ACT test, PreACT, official ACT practice tests, or in platform diagnostics.
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library - offers free online test prep. All you need is a library card! Click here for more details!
Kaplan Test Prep - FREE practice tests and webinars. Click here for more details!
Best Colleges - This company also offers ACT test prep: www.bestcolleges.com/resources/act-prep/
PSAT Scores Available Online
If your student took the PSAT, the scores are now available online. Go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/student-score-reports. From this page you can click on a link to get scores or watch a video on interpreting and using the scores.
To get your scores: click on the link that says, “Sign in to get your scores.” You will need to log in using your College Board account or create one. You may need an access code to link to the results. If your student provided his or her email address when taking the test, then the College Board should have emailed an access code to the student’s email. If you are still unable to access the scores, contact the College Board. Contact information is available at .
All students, grades 9-11, are signed up to take the PSAT. Students will take the test in their homerooms on test day.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
Critical reading skills
Math problem-solving skills
You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.