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College Entrance Exams

  • It's never too early to prepare for college, especially when it comes to the SAT®  and ACT® college entrance exams.

    Although test scores are not the only thing colleges look at, they are part of the process and determine eligibility for academic scholarships. 

    As you begin studying for the tests, utilize this page as a resource guide.  

     

    SAT®   is a trademark registered / owned by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, this site.


ACT®

  • The ACT®  assessment covers four multiple choice tests and an optional writing test:

    • English
    • Math,
    • Reading
    • Science

    Students receive a Composite score, as well as each subject test score, in a range from 1 (low) to 36 (high). The Composite score is the average of the four subject test scores.

      As you begin to study, check out these resources:

    Register for the ACT®  www.act.org

    Check out the available 2023-24 testing dates below.  

     


ACT® Test Dates


SAT®

  • The SAT® assessment consists of three tests:

    • Reading
    • Writing and Language
    • Math

    SAT®  scores range from 400 to 1600

    As you begin studying, check out these resources:

    Register for the SAT®  www.collegeboard.org

    Check out the available 2023-24 testing dates below. 

SAT® Testing Dates


PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™10

  • PSAT/NMSQT®  for 11th Grade and PSAT™10 for 10th Grade

    PSAT™10 and PSAT/NMSQT®  give insight into a student's progress towards college and career readiness and success. PSAT™10 and PSAT/NMSQT® are excellent ways for students to preview and practice for the SAT®.

    In addition to preparation for the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT® :

    • Allows students access to free personalized SAT® studies
    • Connects students to AP® courses, scholarships and colleges
    • Serves as the official route of entry to the National Merit® Scholarship Program

    PSAT™8/9 

    PSAT™8/9 is for 8th and 9th graders. It is the first test in the SAT® Suite of Assessments. It aligns with SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™10 and establishes a baseline for college and career readiness as students enter high school. 

    For more information, please refer to College Board's website.

    PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.


Texas Success Initiative Assessment 2.0 (TSIA2)

  • TSIA2 testing is needed if a student has not yet shown college readiness in Reading/ Writing and Math through other means, such as SAT/ ACT or dual credit coursework completion.  If you are in need of TSIA2 testing, please reach out to your high school counselor to determine if testing will occur on your high school campus prior to graduation.  Otherwise, you must reach out to your anticipated college/ university and follow the procedures that they have in place to TSIA2 test.

     

    Need help preparing for the TSIA2?  Get help HERE!