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Free ACT Prep for All York Students

All York juniors can prepare for the PSAE/ACT with free test preparation web tools. ACT Online Prep is an excellent tool for students to utilize.  There are many features to this test prep website such as - study skills review, test taking strategies, and a review of core ACT subject areas in the diagnostic test feature.

 
This program allows each student to take 2 ACT practice tests. Some junior students will take one of the practice tests today. Students involved in the PSAT will have two opportunities to take a practice ACT test at their own convenience when logging in to this program. Students can access this test prep program wherever internet access is available.   Not only can students take ACT practice tests when logging in to this program, they can learn about test taking strategies and recommended study paths based on their performance on the ACT practice and diagnostic tests.  
 
Junior students will be able to utilize this test prep website over the course of the next year as they prepare for the PSAE exam in April.  Please encourage your student to utilize this test prep program as they study for the very important standardized college admission tests over the next year.  

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 ACT ONLINE PREP

ACT/SAT Information

ACT National Test Dates: 2013-14

Register & more information here: www.act.org or www.actstudent.org

 

 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Deadline
September 13, 2014 August 8, 2014 August 22, 2014
October 25, 2014 September 19, 2014 October 3, 2014
December 13, 2014 November 7, 2014 November 21, 2014
February 7, 2015* January 9, 2015 January 16, 2015
April 18, 2015 March 13, 2015 March 27, 2015
June 13, 2015 May 8, 2015 May 22, 2015

Do Colleges Require the Writing Portion of the ACT?

Find out here: https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/

Note that the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign announced in January that they will no longer require the writing portion of the ACT beginning with the class of 2013 applicants.

Free KEYTRAIN test prep for PSAE

KEYTRAIN Online Test Prep
 
Over the course of your junior year, you may also access this website to study and prepare for the PSAE test in the spring. 
 
Test Prep for PSAE WorkKeys
 
Students may access a free WorkKeys Online Test Prep site at:
 
 
Click on “Run Keytrain Online”
 
Username = YHS+Student Number+Initials of first and last name, ex.  YHS12345AA
 
Password = Initials of first and last name+student number, ex.  AA12345
 
Please be aware that user name and passwords are case sensitive. 

SAT National Test Dates: 2014-15

 To Register, or for more information, go to: www.sat.collegeboard.com

 

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline

October 11, 2014

 September 12, 2014  September 30, 2014

 November 8, 2014

 October 9, 2014  October 28, 2014
 December 6, 2014  November 6, 2014  November 24, 2014
 January 24, 2015  December 29, 2014  January 13, 2015
March 14, 2015 February 13, 2015  March 3, 2015
May 2, 2015 April 6, 2015 April 21, 2015
June 6, 2015 May 8, 2015 May 27, 2015

York's High School Code/CEEB Code

Our School Code is 141805.

You may be asked to provide this on college applications or when registering for ACT/SAT or AP tests.

Test Preparation Resources

Click here for a list of Test Prep Resources

For juniors (or younger students) considering test prep options, we have compiled the following document to assist you. We hope it helps!

Test Prep Considerations

Looking for Colleges/Universities That Don't Require ACT/SAT?

For a list of four-year colleges/universities that don't require an ACT/SAT score for admission, check out the following site: www.fairtest.org.

Note that some test optional schools may require additional essays or other supplemental information for applicants who do not submit scores. Also, some schools have specific requirements for a student to apply for admission as test optional. 

ACT/SAT Conversion Chart

Here is a link comparing the ACT to the SAT (Critical Reading & Math only): http://www.act.org/aap/concordance/

Here is a chart taken directly from Wikipedia:

 

SAT (Prior to Writing Test Addition) SAT (With Writing Test Addition) ACT Composite Score
1600 2400 36
1560–1590 2340–2390 35
1520–1550 2280–2330 34
1480–1510 2220–2270 33
1440–1470 2160–2210 32
1400–1430 2100–2150 31
1360–1390 2040–2090 30
1320–1350 1980–2030 29
1280–1310 1920–1970 28
1240–1270 1860–1910 27
1200–1230 1800–1850 26
1160–1190 1740–1790 25
1120–1150 1680–1730 24
1080–1110 1620–1670 23
1040–1070 1560–1610 22
1000–1030 1500–1550 21
960–990 1440–1490 20
920–950 1380–1430 19
880–910 1320–1370 18
840–870 1260–1310 17
800–830 1200–1250 16
760–790 1140–1190 15
720–750 1080–1130 14
680–710 1020–1070 13
640–670 960–1010 12
600–630 900–950 11