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.


    All Grade 10 students will take PSATs on February 28, 2020 during periods 1-4 in the Falmouth High School Fieldhouse. Stay tuned for more information.


    SAT Information

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    ACT Information

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Last Modified on September 24, 2019