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    IMPORTANT UPDATE - SAT AUGUST NATIONAL TESTING DAY

    Due to the continued need for Social Distancing, Prince George's County Public Schools will remain closed. Given this, the August 29th National SAT Test Sites within Prince George's County Public Schools have been closed. Students should check their College Board accounts for updates on what to do if their Test Center has been closed. Additional information can be found at the following link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/test-center-closings

    SAT Study Resources 

    Students who have already taken the PSAT can access free personalized SAT study resources provided by Khan Academy. Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to offer a study plan that is designed specifically for each student based on his/her PSAT scores. With student/parent permission, Khan Academy will use students' score results to create a study plan specifically designed for them. For additional information visit the SAT Prep website.

    Get to Know the SAT

    Find out what kinds of questions will be asked and which skills and knowledge areas will be tested. Go to Test Design at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test.

    The following resources became available to students once they took the PSAT:

    • Big FutureTM: a personalized online college and career planning tool that contains:
      • an online PSAT/NMSQT Score Report
      • a customized My SAT Study Plan™
      • a personality test
      • personalized lists of colleges, majors, and careers
       
    • Student Search Service®: a program that lets students receive free information from colleges, universities, and scholarship programs
    • Score Report Plus: comprehensive feedback on performance and skills

    Register for the SAT

    Visit the College Board website to register for the SAT.

    College Board Opportunity Scholarship

    Student in the Class of 2021 should click here to learn more about the scholarship opportunity and apply: College Board Opportunity Scholarships 


    PSAT 8/9 Resources

    Sign up for personalized practice through Khan Academy.

    PSAT 8/9 is a way to encourage your child to start thinking about life after high school. We have  attached some helpful resources related to the SAT Suite of Assessments. 

    PSAT 8/9 Parent Presentation

    ACT Information

    About Standardized Tests The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Click  here for ACT test prep. 

    ACT JULY TEST UPDATES

    If you registered for the July ACT and had your registration cancelled

    Below are the options currently available to you:
    • You may be able to find an alternate test center by making a test center change within your ACT web account. Unfortunately, in most cases, there is limited availability for July testing, but your account has the most up-to-date listing of available test centers and will be faster and more accurate than calling ACT to request a new test center. ACT has extended the deadline for you to be able to make this change to July 1.
    • Consider waiting to test in the fall. Beginning the week of July 27, 2020, ACT plans to offer a new registration experience for test events starting in September. Please look to www.act.org for information about being able to make reschedule your existing registration as that time approaches.

    About Standardized Tests

     

    Many U.S. colleges require that student submit standardized test scores as part of their admissions application packages. Standardized tests provide a consistent way for a college to evaluate a student and sometimes even help choose the right courses.  The  SAT and ACT are the most common college standardized tests. For information about these and other tests, talk to your high school counselor, or to the admissions offices at the colleges you are interested in attending.  

    Note: There are some colleges/universities that are what is considered Test Optional. These schools either look at other factors for admission decisions (such as GPA, interviews, recommendation) or do not emphasize a student's standardized test score in admission decisions. To see a list of these institutions or learn more click here

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