ACT and SAT Preparation

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College-bound juniors often take the ACT or SAT.  These tests, along with high schools grades, are considered by some colleges as predictors of freshman success.  Not all four-year colleges require an ACT or SAT score as part of an application packet, but many do require one or the other.  When the time comes to decide on which test to take for college admissions, recognize that almost all four-year colleges and universities accept ACT and SAT I scores equally (see a school guidance counselor for specific exceptions). 

Both tests have the same goal—to help colleges predict a student's chance of success during the freshman year.  Please be aware, however, that the ACT and SAT I differ, and many students earn a higher score on one test than on the other.  The pattern over the years is that about one-third of students score higher on the ACT, one-third on the SAT I, and one third earn similar scores on both tests.  A student may take both tests, and when college applicants submit scores from both tests, admissions committees will often use the higher of the scores for purposes of admissions, scholarships, and athletic eligibility.
 
  ACT and College Board code for SCHS: 343550
The following links provide an overview of both the ACT and the SAT:

  ACT Test Breakdown
  SAT Test Breakdown

Students preparing for standardized college testing such as the ACT and SAT should note the dramatic improvement in test scores at Spring Creek High School in recent years, as evidenced by the chart found at the link below:
 
 
Please note also the the College Readiness Standards identified by the ACT testing program at the web address below:

  http://www.act.org/standard/pdf/CRS.pdf
  http://www.act.org/standard/guides/act/pdf/ACT_Science.pdf

Wayne County Public Schools, in cooperation with other public and private sponsors, offers free ACT/SAT PowerPrep programs through eKnowledge ($13.84 shipping fee).  To order these materials, locate the links on the Wayne County Public Schools homepage, on the Spring Creek High School Counseling Center's page, or at the web address listed below (sponsorship code: FDCE86499):
 
 
The Spring Creek counselors recommend that students of military families utilize the ACT and SAT preparation resources available at the Soar at Home website.  Parents may register to participate at the following web site:
 
 
For an overview of the ACT and SAT writing tests, and for sample prompts, please view the following links:

  ACT Writing Test
  SAT Writing Test

Some of the best on-line websites are listed below; many of them offer free test preparation:
 
ACT and SAT Prep
  http://www.number2.com  (this is the best prep site on the web for both ACT and SAT!)

SAT Prep Only
  http://www.collegeboard.com/practice (home site for the company that produces the SAT)
 
ACT Prep Only
  http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html (home site for the company that produces the ACT)
  http://www.acttestquestions.com  

  Free Test Prep Booklet:       http://www.act.org/aap/pdf/preparing.pdf
  ACT Question of the Day:   http://www.actstudent.org/qotd 
  GeneralTest-taking Tips:     http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/tips/index.html 
  Multiple Choice Test Tips:  http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/tips/subtests.html
  Practice Math Tests:            http:/www.actstudent.org/sampletest/math/math_01.html
 
 
 
 
 
                       
  

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