PSAT/SAT/ACT Information

  • What is the difference between the ACT and SAT? 

    The ACT (American College Test) is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT has 4 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an Essay (optional).  

    The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is an aptitute test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.  The SAT has 4 components: Evidence Based Reading,Writing, Mathematics with a calculator and Mathematics without a calculator and an Essay (optional).  

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    PSAT Information

    ATTENTION JUNIORS

    The PSAT test will be given at Falmouth High School on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00am-11:15am

    • This is a practice SAT test that helps you prepare for four year colleges that require testing results for admission.
    • The test measures critical reading, math reasoning, and writing skills.
    • You may have taken it once already but a second practice will help you.
    • Juniors only are eligible to qualify for scholarship programs through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation based on your test results.
    • Juniors may register for this test by completing the registration form and attaching the $25.00 fee.  You will receive the form in homeroom or extras are available in guidance.
    • Students with disabilities are encouraged to take the test under standard conditions unless they have prior approval form the College Board.
    • The best preparation is to review the Student Guide and try the practice test.  You will receive the guide after you register.
    • Understanding how the test is structured is an important part of being successful.  Review the guide and/or website www.collegeboard.org/psat
    • Remember, this is PRACTICE!  Your scores are only reported to you and your guidance counselor.

    ATTENTION SOPHOMORES

    All Grade 10 students will take PSATs on March 1, 2019 during periods 1-4 in the Falmouth High School Fieldhouse. Stay tuned for more information.

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    SAT Information

    SAT Registration go to www.collegeboard.org

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    ACT Information

    ACT Registration go to www.actstudent.org

Last Modified on September 12, 2018