ACT

  •  ACT— www.actstudent.org - Meridian High (CEEB) Code: 130 - 390 

     

    Exam Date

    Registration Deadline

    Late Registration

    Test Locations

    September 14, 2019

    August 16, 2019

    August 17-30, 2019

    MHS, EHS, Capital, BSU,

    October 26, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    Sept 21 - Oct 4, 2019

    MHS, EHS, Borah, Capital, Timberline, C of I, BSU

    December 14, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 9-22, 2019

    MHS, EHS, Capital, C of I, BSU

    February 8, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    January 11-17, 2020

    EHS, Capital, BSU

    April 4, 2020

    February 28, 2020

    February 29-March 13, 2020

    MHS, EHS, Borah, Capital, BSU

    June 13, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 9-22, 2020

    BSU, Timberline

    July 18, 2020

    June 19, 2020

    June 20-26, 2020

    TBD

    ACT (No Writing-includes 4 college reports) $52.00

    ACT (Writing-includes 4 college reports)      $68.00

    5th & 6th College Choices                           $13.00 each

    Telephone re-registration                            $15.00

    Late Registration                                        $30.00

    Standby Testing                                          $55.00

    Test Date Change                                        $32.00

    Test Center Change                                     $32.00

    Score Reporting Fees

    View Scores/Report Online                           Free

    Test Information Release (TIR) service          $22.00

     * NCAA Student Athletes when registering for either test use Code 9999 in College/Scholarship

    *Check website for test locations and other information

     

SAT

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    SAT— sat.collegeboard.org - Meridian High (CEEB) Code: 130 - 390

    * All juniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT for free on April 14, 2020 

    Exam Date

    Test

    Registration Deadline

    Late Registration

    Test Locations

    August 24, 2019

    SAT & Subject  Test

    July 26, 2019

    August 13, 2019

    Rocky, Borah, Capital, Eagle

    October 5, 2019

    SAT & Subject  Test

    September 6, 2019

    September 24, 2019

    MHS, Rocky, Borah, Eagle

    November 2, 2019

    SAT & Subject  Test

    October 3, 2019

    October 22, 2019

    MHS, Rocky, Borah, Capital, Eagle

    December 7, 2019

    SAT & Subject  Test

    November 8, 2019

    November 26, 2019

    MHS, Rocky, Borah, Capital, EHS Timberline

    March 14,  2020

    SAT

    February 14, 2020

    March 3, 2020

    MHS, Rocky, Borah, Capital, Eagle

    April 14, 2020

    SAT (Free—Statewide Sponsored)

    Juniors Only—in school

    MHS will register students

    MHS

    May 2, 2020

    SAT & Subject  Test

    April 3, 2020

    April 21, 2020

    MHS, Rocky, Borah, Capital, EHS

    June 6, 2019

    SAT & Subject Test

    May 8, 2020

    May 27, 2020

    Rocky, EHS, Borah, Timberline

    SAT Only (incl 4 college reports)                            $49.50

    SAT with Essay  (incl 4 college reports)                  $64.50

    Subject Test registration (incl 4 college reports)      $26.00

    Subject Test Fee (per test )                                   $22.00

    Language w/Listening Subject Test  Fee (per test)  $26.00

    (Language Tests only available in November)

    Additional College choices                                    $12.00

    Change Fee                                                        $30.00

    Late Registration Fee                                           $30.00

    Waitlist Fee                                                         $53.00

    Register by Phone                                               $15.00

    Scores Reporting Fees

    Early Scores by Web            Free

    Scores by phone (per call)   $15.00

    Regular Report                    $12.00

    Rush Reporting                   $31.00

    *NCAA Student Athletes when registering for either test use Code 9999 in College/Scholarship

    *Check website for test locations and other information 

    ACT vs. SAT

     How do these tests compare? What is the difference between them?

    They are both standardized tests and they both factor into the college admissions process.

    The differences are explained below:

     

     

    ACT

    SAT

     (Beginning with March 2016 test administration)

    Test Fee

    $52.00 (With Writing $68.00)

    $49.50 (With Writing $64.50)

    Test Purpose

    Designed to measure academic achievement in the areas of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science

    Designed to measure critical reading, writing, and mathematical reasoning skills.

    Test Content

    ACT English Test

    (75 Items, 45 Minutes)

    · Punctuation

    · Basic Grammar and Usage

    · Sentence Structure

    · Rhetorical Skills

    · Strategies

    · Organization

    · Style

     

    ACT Mathematics Test

    (60 Items, 60 Minutes)

    Pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra

    Intermediate Algebra and Coord. Geometry

     

    ACT Reading Test

    (40 items, 35 Minutes)

    Arts and Literature

    · Prose Fiction

    · Humanities

    · Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

    · History, Political Science, Biology,        Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science

     

    ACT Science Test

    (40 Items, 35 Minutes)

    Interpretation analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills in Biology, Earth/Space Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics

     

    The SAT tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math.  Your strength in these subjects is important for success in college and throughout your life.

     

    · The reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.

    · The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on  identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.

    · The math section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.

     

    The SAT is made up of 3 tests + optional essay:

    · Reading Test 
    (52 questions, 65 minutes)

    · Writing and Language Test
    (44 questions, 35 minutes)

    · Math Test
    (58 questions, 80 minutes)

     

    Total test time: 3 hours + 50-minute essay (optional)

     

    Subject tests are available 

     

    No Science Test

    Penalty for wrong answers?

    NO

    Scores based on number of correct answers-NO penalty for guessing

    Scoring Method

    1-36 for each subject, averaged for a composite score.  A 36 is the highest possible composite score

    Each section of the SAT (critical reading, mathematics, and writing) is scored on a 200 to 800 point scale, for a possible total of 1600

    Other uses for the exam?

    Scholarship Purposes

    Scholarship Purposes

    Website

    www.ACT.org

     

    www.collegeboard.com