ACT and SAT Tests

(American College Testing Program)
The ACT website
SCHOOL CODE: 490 812

The ACT consists of the Student Profile and the ACT interest inventory, which students complete when they register for the test. The test itself is composed of four timed tests of educational development taken at a test center under standardized conditions. The tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science reasoning, emphasize the problem-solving and reasoning skills rather than the strict memorization of facts.

Scores are reported in a range of 1(minimum) to 36(maximum). The composite score is the average of the four individual tests. The average national composite score is about approximately 21. A copy of the students scores are sent to Bishop Donahue. A file of the score is kept in the Guidance Office and a score label is put on the students permanent record.

2016-17 TEST DATES
Sept. 10, 2016
Oct. 22, 2016
Dec. 10, 2016
Feb. 11 2017
April 8, 2017
June 10, 2017

(Scholastic Assessment Test Program)
The SAT website
SCHOOL CODE: 490 812

The SAT is a 3-hour-and-45-minute test that measures the critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students need to do college-level work.

The test’s three sections are divided into nine subsections, including a 25-minute essay, which are timed separately.

The SAT is designed so that a student who answers about half the questions correctly receives an average score.

Each SAT section is scored on a scale of 200-800. The average score on the SAT is about 500 on the critical reading portion, 500 on the mathematics portion, and 500 on the writing portion. Some of the questions are easy, and some are hard, but the majority are of medium difficulty. Medium-difficulty questions are answered correctly by about 1/3 to 2/3 of students.

2016-17 TEST DATES
Oct. 1, 2016
Nov. 5, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016
Jan. 21, 2017
Mar. 11, 2017
May 6, 2017
Jun. 3, 2017

If you have any questions please contact the Guidance Counselor at 304-233-3850