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SAN BENITO HIGH SCHOOL
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2016-2017 TESTING INFORMATION
 

College Entrance Exams: SAT and ACT – Almost all “four year” colleges/universities will require that applicants have taken either the SAT or ACT by application deadline.
Students are encouraged to test in the spring of 11th grade and, if needed, fall semester of 12th grade.


SAT Test
The SAT consists of four components (or five if the optional Essay is taken) with each component timed separately. An SAT total score is reported on a scale ranging from 400 to 1600 that combines the two section scores (200 to 800 scale each) of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score (based on the Reading section and the Writing and Language section – does not include Essay) with the Math score (based on the Math with calculator section and Math without calculator sections.) For SAT practice, visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Test Date (current SAT)
Registration Deadline
October 1, 2016 September 1, 2016
November 5, 2016 October 7, 2016
December 3, 2016 November 3, 2016
January 21, 2017 December 21, 2016
March 11, 2017 February 10, 2017
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017

 

 


ACT Test
The ACT consists of four timed multiple-choice tests that measure four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. A Composite score and each test score range from 1 (low) to 36 (high.) The Composite Score is the average of the four test scores. The ACT also offers an optional Writing essay section component. For ACT practice, visit actstudent.org/testprep

Test Date
Registration Deadline
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016
February 11, 2017 January 13, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017

PSAT Test
The PSAT will allow 10th and 11th grade students to check in on their progress toward academic college and career readiness. Participating in PSAT testing will also give students access to free and personalized study plans through Khan Academy based on their PSAT results. The PSAT is also the official route of entry to the National Merit Scholarship program for 11th grade students.

Test Date: October 19, 2016


TSI Assessment

In order to determine the readiness of entering college students to enroll in freshman-level academic coursework, institutions of higher education must assess the academic skills of entering students in reading, writing, and math.

(If a student fails to meet the assessment standards in any area, the institution of higher education will work with the student to develop a plan to assist the student in becoming ready to perform freshman-level academic coursework.
This will most likely be done through “developmental coursework” as considered necessary by the institution to address a student’s deficiencies in the student’s readiness to perform freshman-level academic coursework.)

Freshmen entering higher education as either traditional first time freshmen or as participants in a high school dual enrollment program – must demonstrate college readiness with the following scores on the TSI Assessment (students entering an institution of higher education as freshmen in the Fall semester of 2017 will need to meet phase 2 scores):

Mathematics – 350 (phase 2 – 356)
Reading – 351 (phase 2 – 355)
Writing – Essay score of 5 / or Essay score of 4 and Multiple Choice of 363 (phase 2 – unchanged)

***test dates to be determined – please listen to announcements for updates***


AP Testing Schedule
Students who complete Advanced Placement, or AP, courses in high school may be eligible to receive college credit based on the results of an AP end-of-course exam.

WEEK 1 Monday, May 1, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP Chemistry
8:00 A.M. – AP Environmental Science
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP Spanish Language
12:00 P.M. AP Art History
12:00 P.M. AP Physics 1
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP English Literature & Composition
Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP United States Government & Politics
Friday, May 5, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP U.S. History
12:00 P.M. AP Studio Art (portfolios due)
WEEK 2 Monday, May 8, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP Biology
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP Calculus AB
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP English Language & Composition
12:00 P.M. – AP Macroeconomics
Thursday, May 11, 2017
8:00 A.M. – AP World History
12:00 P.M. AP Statistics
Friday, May 12, 2017
12:00 P.M. AP European History