Standardized Testing Information
SAT & Subject Tests 2011-2012
Register online for SAT I & SAT Subject Tests.
|Test Date||Registration-by date||Late registration|
|October 1, 2011||September 9, 2011||September 21, 2011|
|November 5, 2011||October 7, 2011||October 21, 2011|
|December 3, 2011||November 8, 2011||November 20, 2011|
|January 28, 2012||December 30, 2011||January 13, 2012|
|March 10, 2012*||February 10, 2012||February 24, 2012|
|May 5, 2012||April 6, 2012||April 20, 2012|
|June 2, 2012||May 8, 2012||May 22, 2012|
*SAT I Only
ACT 2011-2012 Schedule
Register for the ACT online
|Test Date||registration-by date||late fee required|
|September 10, 2011||August 12, 2011||August 13 - 26, 2011|
|October 22, 2011||September 16, 2011||September 17 - 30, 2011|
|December 10, 2011||November 4, 2011||November 5 - 18, 2011|
|February 11, 2012*||January 13, 2012||January 14 - 20, 2012|
|April 14, 2012||March 9, 2012||March 10 - 23, 2012|
|June 9, 2012||May 4, 2012||May 5 - 18, 2012|
ACT - Mandatory ACT Testing for Juniors
The Mandatory ACT Testing for Juniors will be on TBD. Juniors will need to be at PHS, with a photo ID (drivers license or school ID) by 7:45 am to begin testing. No other students will be allowed in the building during the testing. Please check back closer to the test date to see the schedule for the day.
PLAN (Pre-ACT) Test
September 29, 2010, 7:45-10:15
ALL 10th graders will take the PLAN. It is an excellent preparation for the ACT next year! More details to follow in 10th grade AIM classes.
(Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) - October 17, 2012, 7:15 - 11:30 a.m., Main Gym
PSAT test (pre-SAT) for any 11th grader considering college after high school. Also pre-qualifies 11th graders for National Merit Scholarship competition
Registration required with Mrs. Buchwald (cashier) from Sept. 10–24, 3:15 p.m. The regular registration fee is $20. It is to your advantage to register for PSAT as soon as possible so that you can use the materials you will receive when you register to prepare for the exam. Late registration will be available on a space available basis. The late registration fee is $30. Late registration will be available from Sept. 25 until Oct 4th, 3:15 p.m. The opportunity to register for the PSAT ends on Oct. 4th at 3:15 p.m.
We are limited to 239 test takers.
Beginning with the fall 2006 PSAT/NMSQT, all high school students who take the test will receive, when Score Reports are returned in early December, My College QuickStart, a personalized online college planning package, with access until they graduate high school.
- An interactive, supplemental Score Report online that links to the questions and answer explanations to help students learn from their results; it also includes PSAT/NMSQT state percentiles and SAT score projections.
- A personalized SAT study plan that is based upon each student's performance on the PSAT/NMSQT, with links to SAT study resources.
- Personalized college, major, and career planning with MyRoad. Students receive personalized lists of colleges, majors, and careers that link to MyRoad to help them make decisions that are right for them. They can learn about their personality type using the Personlity Profiler and can view articles with advice on key topics on the road ahead.
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I): The SAT I is a two and a half hour multiple-choice test that measures developed verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities related to successful performance in college. The verbal questions measure comprehension and vocabulary. The mathematical questions include problems in Basic Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry. The Standard Written English is one of the subtests. The TSWE is a multiple-choice test, which evaluates the student's ability to recognize standard written English.
SAT Achievement Tests (SAT II): The Achievement Tests (SAT II) are designed to measure knowledge, and the ability to apply that knowledge, in specific subject areas. Achievement tests are given in American History, Biology, Chemistry, European History, and World Cultures, French, German, Hebrew, Latin, Literature, Physics, Russian, Spanish, English Composition, Social Studies and Mathematics. The English Composition (with essay) is usually administered only once a year; other administrations do not include the essay. If a college required achievement tests, these should be taken as soon as possible upon the termination of study in that subject area. Check the college requirements carefully.
American College Testing (ACT) Program: The American College Testing Program provides tests and other educational services for students, schools and colleges. The American College Test (ACT) includes four sections - English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning. A report of the scores includes scores in the four subject area tests, a composite score and a student profile. The profile provides information about the student's interests, plans, accomplishments and needs.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required by some colleges for admission of foreign students. Registration is handled through the college.
Advanced Placement Testing (AP): Students may take advanced courses in high school in such areas as Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Art and Music. At the completion of the course, students may take an Advanced Placement Test. The student may receive credit from the college, depending upon specific college policies. Students may take the examinations without having taken a specific AP class, if they feel especially well prepared in a subject area.
The College Level Examination Program(CLEP): This program is administered by the College Board and permits people of all ages to earn college credit by examination in both academic and non-academic areas. Each 90 minute CLEP exam can earn high school students college credit for courses they have never formally taken.