Testing

PSAT

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) . PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test TM. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs. The PSAT/NMSQT measures: critical reading skills math problem-solving skills writing skills.For more information and practice questions Click Here 

On average, students who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT tend to improve their test scores by 146 points on the SAT.


ACT

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What if I forget my admission ticket?

You can still test if you do not have your admission ticket If you bring acceptable identification. Your admission ticket alone is not sufficient for admittance to the test center. If you registered on line you will not have an admission ticket you have to print it on line.  

What if you miss the test date?

You can request and pay for a date change or you can request a refund. See the website for more information. How many questions are there and how long do we have to take them? English: 75 questions – 45 minutes Mathematics: 60 questions – 60 minutes Reading: 40 questions – 35 minutes Science: 40 questions – 35 minutes Total: 215 questions Writing: 1 prompt – 30 minutes

What is our High School Code?

442512


SAT

General Information

The SAT tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your strength in these subjects is important for success in college and throughout your life. How many sections are on the SAT test? The reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions. The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage. The math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability. 

How is the test scored?

Each section of your SAT (critical reading, mathematics and writing) will be scored on a 200- to 800-point scale, for a possible total of 2400. You’ll also get two “subscores” on the writing section: a multiple-choice score from 20 to 80, and an essay score from 2 to 12.how do you get these scores? Two steps happen before you see a final score. First, we figure out your raw score by:Adding points for correct answers. Subtracting a fraction of a point for wrong answers. Remember: Questions that you skipped don’t count either for or against your score, and points aren’t taken away for wrong answers on the math questions where you needed to enter the answer into a grid.Then we take your raw score and turn it into a scaled score. This is where the score of 200–800 points comes from, and it is done through a statistical process called “equating.” This process makes it possible to compare your score with the scores of other students who took alternative versions of the test and to your own scores on previous tests.

Testing day procedures:
      Arrive at the testing site before 8:00. Doors usually open around 7:30.
      Take a photo identification like your driver’s license and school id and admission ticket
      Make sure your calculator is permitted. See the website to check.
      Leave your cell phone and other electronics devices in the car. They are not allowed in the testing room.
      Food and drinks are also not allowed in the testing room.

Castleberry High School Code is 442512

 


TSI Accuplacer

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