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PSAT/ACT/SAT Information

SCHOOL CODE: 447000

 

PSAT:

 

**Will be offered at Thrall ISD on October 11th, 2017

The PSAT/NMSQT® (or Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is, as the title suggests, a preliminary version of the SAT.

The PSAT/NMSQT® (or Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is, as the title suggests, a preliminary version of the SAT.

Test Length Question Type
Evidence-Based Reading 60 minutes U.S./World Literature
Social Studies/History
Science
Writing & Language 35 minutes Expression of Ideas
Standard English conventions
Math 25 minutes: No Calculator
45 minutes: Calculator
Heart of Algebra
Data Analysis & Problem Solving
Passport to Advanced Math
Additional Topics in Math
Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, the great thing about the PSAT is that a high score can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards.

The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests your skills in Reading, Writing, and Math. The highest score possible on the PSAT is 1520.

Thrall HS will be giving the PSAT to all 9th and 10th graders on October 19th.  All 9th and 10th grade students have received practice materials.  Students will also be able to access practice materials online at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-test

 

Please visit www.collegeboard.com and register for a membership.  Students are about to view test scores and utilize practice test and questions.

 

SAT:

The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. The College Board states that the SAT measures literacy and writing skills that are needed for academic success in college.   SAT consists of three major sections: Critical ReadingMathematics, and Writing. Each section receives a score on the scale of 200–800. 

The exam is on a 1600-point scale, the essay is optional, and students have 3 hours to take the exam plus 50 additional minutes to complete the essay.

Please visit www.collegeboard.com and register for a membership.  Students are about to view test scores and utilize practice test and questions.

 


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ACT:


The ACT is a college readiness assessment that is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States.  The ACT assessment measures high school students' general educational development and their capability to complete college-level work with the multiple choice tests covering four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.  The ACT is a composite score 1-36.

English: 45 minutes,
Mathematics: 60 minutes,
Reading: 35 minutes,
Science: 35 minutes,
Optional writing test: 40 minutes.
Total: 3 hours and 35 minutes 

 

Please visit www.act.org

 

 

LINKS to TEST PREP INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
  • Free tutorials and practice materials for SAT and ACT
  • Tracks student progress
 
  • Self-study SAT prep
  • 8 week guided study plan
 
  • Tips and strategies for PSAT, SAT reasoning and SAT subject tests
 
  • Study guides for PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP Exams