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College Testing

AP Exam Schedule (Spring 2017)

The cost for each AP exam will soon be added to student fees.

US History – Fri. May 5, 8:00 am 

Biology, Music Theory – Mon. May 8, 8:00 am

Calculus AB & BC – Tues. May 9, 8:00 am 

2016/17 ACT/SAT Test Dates

See the College Board (for SAT) and ACT websites to register for the tests below.

ACT Test Dates

     

 

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration - Fee Required

 

 

October 22, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

September 17–30, 2016

 

 

December 10, 2016*

Friday, November 4, 2016

November 5–18, 2016

 

 

February 11, 2017*

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 14–20, 2017

 

 

April 8, 2017*

Friday, March 3, 2017

March 4–17, 2017

 

 

June 10, 2017*

Friday, May 5, 2017

May 6–19, 2017

 

 

*Test Information Release – available for a fee when testing at a national test center on a national test date - test questions, answers and answer key available

       

 

SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates        

     

 

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration – Fee Required

 

 

October 1, 2016*

Thursday, September 01, 2016

September 2-20, 2016

 

 

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

October 8-25, 2016

 

 

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Thursday, November 03, 2016

November 4-22, 2016

 

 

January 21, 2017*

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 22-Jan 10, 2017

 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 11-28, 2017

 

 

May 6, 2017 *

Friday, April 07, 2017

April 8-25, 2017

 

 

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

May 9-24, 2017

 

 

*Question and Answer Service – available for a fee -  test questions and answers and student’s answers

 

Standardized Testing Strategies

We try to help students get into the programs of their choice by offering testing strategies.

PSAT/NMSQT (Nat'l Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) – All Clark Sophmores and Juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT FREE of charge here at Clark in the fall. For Sophmores, it is simply practice testing; for Juniors, the test not only gives them practice for the SAT but determines whether they qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  We recommend pratice PSAT tests for students who want to improve their chances of winning this scholarship (see Practice Testing, below).

Early SAT & ACT - Juniors planning  to attend a 4-year college are encouraged to take an early ACT and SAT. This helps us evaluate the best test strategy for each student.

FREE ACT at Clark - Juniors also have the opportunity to take the state-wide ACT (free of charge) here at Clark in April.

Second SAT - Many students will take a second SAT at the end of their junior year, and we remind all students about the opportunity to do that.

SAT Subject Tests - Some colleges require SAT subject tests. We advise students who might attend one of these colleges to take the subject tests immediately after they have studied the related subject matter in school.

We encourage juniors to complete their college testing by the end of their junior year.

Note: Fee waivers are available for those with a need.

PSAT/NMSQT score report

Below are some links to help you access and understand your PSAT score reports:

How to access your PSAT score reports

Understanding your PSAT score reports

Should you test again? (for the ACT or SAT)

Consider retesting if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • Did you have any problems during the tests, like misunderstanding the directions or feeling ill?
  • Do you think your scores do not accurately represent your abilities?
  • Are your ACT scores what you expected based on your high school grades?
  • Have you taken more coursework or an intensive review in the areas covered?
  • Do you want to apply to a college that requires or recommends the Writing Test?

If you decide to retake a test, take advantage of the practice testing options, below:

Practice Testing

We recommend that students do practice testing in order to improve their chances of doing well on standardized tests. Several of the practice testing options below are free of charge.

  • FREE, in-person practice tests

Go to the Princeton Review Test webpage, click the "Test Prep" tab at the top and then choose from the list which test you want to practice--PSAT, SAT, or ACT; then click "Free Practice Tests, Events & Seminars" at the top of the page, put your zip code in the box to the right, scroll to the bottom of the page to a green button that says "Find Sessions Near Me," and you'll come to a page where you can register to take free, in-person practice tests at locations in Cincinnati. 

 

  • Private tutoring

Renowned Cincinnati tutor Martha Gellar offers some free ACT workshops (some are being offered on June 7, 8, & 9, and it appears that there may still be some room to enroll), as well as other testing courses that you pay for. To learn more about her practice test offerings or to register, go to Martha's Education for Testing webpage. If you'd like to learn about other private tutoring opportunities, talk to post-secondary advisors Amy, Jenny, or Steffanie.

Contact Amy Murray , Jenny Lutes, or Steffanie Gentile, to learn more about our services around college testing.