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College Entrance Exam Prep

Caldwell High School Code:  130073

 


2017/2018 ACT/SAT Test Dates  

 

 

PSAT

 

The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) measures a student's ability to do college work. The PSAT is a short form of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and measures verbal, mathematical and writing skills. The PSAT is the qualifying test for the scholastic scholarship competition for juniors called the National Merit Scholarship. The PSAT is not used for college admissions.

 

 

2017 Test Information

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
  • The State of Idaho pays all sophomores.
  • Juniors interested in taking the test should register with the $10 fee in the fall at registration or with the bookkeeper by Friday, September 29, 2017.
  • Watch for announcements about PSAT Prep training sessions.

 

SAT

 

The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of critical thinking skills and assesses how well you analyze and solve problems. Each edition of the SAT includes critical reading, math, and a writing section. It is recommended that you take the SAT in the spring of your junior year and the fall of your senior year. Many colleges on the west or east coast required SAT scores for admission.

For SAT practice questions and suggestions to prepare for SAT exam visit the website.

Students can register for the SAT online.  Qualified students can pick up a Fee Waiver in the Counseling Office. When registering for the SAT be sure to include Caldwell's school code --130073.

SAT Subject Tests

This SAT exam is a subject test that measures knowledge and application of knowledge for specific subject areas. It’s recommended that you take the SAT Subject Test in the spring of your junior or fall of your senior year. The SAT Subject Test is required for admissions at highly competitive colleges and universities. Please always visit the admissions page of the college or university you are applying to for the most current information on requirements.  Additional information and testing dates are available online. 

 

 

 

School Day SAT Scores

All juniors will take the SAT (state funded) on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Contact the counseling office for information on accommodations.

 

Availability of SAT Scores

Caldwell High School students registered for the SAT the day of the exam.  The College Board has informed us that SAT scores for our students will be available two to three weeks after the May 7th release date.  Scores will be mailed to students' home address.  

 

If students want to view their scores online, they have to wait until their scores are received in the mail.  To see scores online, students will fall into one of two scenarios:


Scenario #1:  Student has an existing College Board online account and Username.

 In this instance the student would sign into their existing online account at www.collegeboard.org and take the steps outlined in the attached document to view their School Day SAT scores. Students will need their registration number from their paper SAT results mailed to their home address.


Scenario #2:  Student does not have a College Board online account and Username.

In this instance, the student would need to go to www.collegeboard.org and sign up for a free College Board online account.  This option is located in the upper left hand side of the web page.  Once their online account is created they will take the steps outlined in the attached document to view their School Day SAT scores. Students will need their registration number from their paper SAT results mailed to their home address.


Keep in mind that this may not work perfectly for every student, as there could be an issue with the student online data not matching to their SAT registration information.  This is true whether the online account is newly created or existing.

In the event that the student follows the steps outlined and is still unable to view scores they will need to contact the Main Customer Service line at 1-866-756-7346 to assist.

 

ACT

 

The ACT test measures knowledge and skills acquired during high school. It includes questions in English, math, reading and science reasoning. It's recommended that you take the ACT in the spring of your junior year or fall of your senior year. There are additional fees for late registration, standby testing, changing test centers or test dates, and for additional services and products.

For help with practicing for the ACT exam visit the website.

Students can register for the ACT online. Qualified students can pick up a Fee Waiver in the Counseling Office.. When registering for the ACT be sure to include Caldwell's school code --130073.