A standardized test that gives the tenth grade student an opportunity to practice for future testing. The PSAT is administered during an October school day.
The Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the College Board/NMSC. This standardized test is excellent practice for the SAT. It provides the opportunity to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's (NMSC) scholarship program. The PSAT is administered during an October school day.
The ACT Assessment measures skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science Reasoning. The scores on this standardized test indicate how well a student can perform these skills necessary for college work. Registration materials and test dates can be found at the ACT website.
All Juniors will be administered one ACT test during a March school day. It is recommended that students take the ACT or SAT two to three times before applying to colleges as a senior. Please see your College Counselor for individual recommendations.
Registration - High School Code: 181610
The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administered by the College Board. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. The SAT has four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, Math (no calculator), and Math (with calculator). There is also an optional essay section.
ePrep was co-created by a St. X grad and is given to our students at no cost. ePrep videos cover academic content, useful problem-solving methodologies, and time-saving test-taking strategies. More importantly, ePrep videos show students how to solve problems in real time and in the same paper pencil environment they will experience on test day. The brilliance of ePrep videos does not come in the form of fancy multi-colored graphics or technology, but in the simple form of good teaching. Juniors are registered upon request.
Please see your counselor for additional test prep resources.