The PreACT provides 10th grade students with practice for taking the ACT test. Results give students and parents information about students’ predicted performance on the ACT (aligned to the same 1-36 scale) and provide career interest information. PreACT test results also show students their areas of strength and where they need to improve. This test includes:
English: 25-35 minutes
Math: 35-45 minutes
Reading: 25-30 minutes
Science: 25-35 minutes
Total test time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
St. Francis 10th graders are automatically registered for this exam. No additional fees are required.
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The ACT is administered on six test dates within the United States, —September, October, December, February, April, and June.
To register for the ACT, go to the ACT Student website (linked below) and follow the instructions. The St. Francis High School code to use when registering is 052698.
St. Francis students may prepare for the SAT and ACT using Method Test Prep, a subscription provided by the school and available via a link in each student’s Naviance account. Method Test prep offers 20 weeks (approx. 1-2 hours/week) of online, self-paced test preparation for the SAT and ACT, including videos, practice tests, and vocabulary lists.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). A standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®, it also gives SFHS 11th graders a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT is aligned with the redesigned SAT and will launch in October 2015. Like the SAT, the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will measure the skills and knowledge that are essential for college readiness and success.
The redesigned test includes:
Writing and Language
Total: 2 hours, 45 minutes. This test is paper based.
Some scores will be reported on the same scale used for the SAT: this scale ranges from 400 to 1600 for the composite score, 200-800 for two area scores, and 10-40 for test scores
St. Francis sophomores and juniors will be automatically registered for this exam. No additional fees are required.
The SAT is offered seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June. Students may take the new SAT starting March 2016. It will replace the current SAT and be offered throughout the school year.
Upcoming SAT testing date at St. Francis campus: August 26, 2017
All students enrolled in AP classes are required to take the AP exam. Some Honors courses also require the AP exam, or make it optional (see list below). St. Francis registers students for their appropriate AP exams and students who complete the AP test are excused from final exams in relevant courses.
AP Scores Available Online in July Students need a College Board account to view their scores. To sign up for a new account or to log into an existing account, visit: apscore.org. In July, students will be required to provide the following to access their scores: College Board account username and password, and AP number (or Student ID if they provided it on their AP answer sheet). Students may check apscore.org after exams for the exact date their scores will be available.
Additional AP Exam Information See attached links for College Board. Parents will be emailed a detailed AP Information letter in January 2018.
Fees are set by The College Board. The fees for Spring 2017 are $93.00 per exam and/or Art Portfolios. Students are automatically registered for the exams and fees are collected directly by the St. Francis Finance Department.
Applications for testing accommodations for College Board (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement) and ACT exams are available through the Resource Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the parent/student to make the request for standardized testing accommodations. Applications must be completed and submitted within the strict application deadline dates set forth by College Board and ACT. Contact Resource Specialist Joan Biller email@example.com
College Board Accomodations Students should apply for accommodations for SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, and Advanced Placement exams BEFORE registering for an exam. Approved accommodations will apply for all College Board exams. For more information, please see College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities.