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College Testing

PSAT report

On Monday, December 12, PSAT scores were released for the November PSAT taken by Clark 10th & 11th graders.

Accessing PSAT Score Reports – We are waiting for the paper Score Reports from CollegeBoard to arrive as they contain the access code students may need to access their scores from the November 2 PSAT. Below is a link to instructions that students may also find helpful. Note that there is also a toll-free number to call in the lower right corner.

How to access your PSAT score reports

Understanding PSAT Score Reports – Once you gain access to your score report, take a look at this informative article to better understand your score.

Upcoming 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.

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 FREE 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. There are several different test practicing options available, and many are free of charge.

  • Free, in-person practice tests

Register for FREE online:

  1. At the top of the page, select the test type (SAT, ACT, PSAT), fill in zip code, and click Search.
  2. Scroll down and select the green button (Yes-I Want to Rock The Test ) at the bottom right of the pageYou should be taken to a page that lists a local practice testing location--most likely Cincinnati Country Day--and a date and time. Click the Register button.
  • Online Practice tests
    • PSAT  free
    • ACT and SAT free
    • ACT  free -  this doesn't appear at first to be free; but if you click "Test Preparation" at the top of the page, scroll down to the orange bar that says "Sample Questions," then in that same bar, select your subject, you'll be taken to a free test practice page.
    • SAT  free
    • PSAT, ACT, SAT (fee for courses)
  • Private tutoring is another option, but there is a fee associated with it. Talk to the post-secondary advisors about arranging for a tutor.

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