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).  


    PSAT Information


    The PSAT test will be given at Falmouth High School on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at during periods 1-4.

    • 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.
    • Students with disabilities are encouraged to take the test under standard conditions unless they have prior approval form the College Board.
    • Understanding how the test is structured is an important part of being successful.  Review the guide and/or website
    • Remember, this is PRACTICE!  Your scores are only reported to you and your guidance counselor.


    The PSAT 10 test originally scheduled for February 28, 2020 has been postponed.  All Sophomore students will be invited to take the PSAT 11 on a school day next October.


    SAT Information

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    ACT Information

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Last Modified on December 18, 2019