Testing Information

High School Standardized Test FAQ!

Q: What standardized tests should I be taking in high school?  

Click here to find out which test is appropriate for your grade level!

Q: What is the ACT?

The ACT® college readiness assessment is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students' academic readiness for college. The ACT is one of the exams used by colleges for admittance. The ACT test is a college entrance exam that is primarily accepted by colleges/universities in the Midwest.

At SHHS, we encourage our students to take the ACT during the second semester of their Junior year, allowing time for the student to take as many appropriate classes in math, English and science to prepare for the exam.

In order to assist our students to reach their highest potential on the exam, we offer a distinct online, interactive ACT preparation program at no cost called Method Test Prep. The Method Test Prep mini-lessons stress the ACT testing format familiarization. This course is online, interactive and available for student use 24/7. Students can access this program on the links on the Test Preparation page. In addition, we encourage our students to see the Test Preparation page listing additional resources.

Q: How is an ACT score important to paying for college?

Click here to find out how much money your ACT score can earn you according to recent research regarding ACT composite scores in relationship to scholarship dollars for local area colleges and universities.

Important ACT Dates:

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Required

September 8, 2018

August 12, 2018

August 13-26, 2018

October 28, 2018

September 28, 2018

Sept. 29 - Oct. 14, 2018

December 8, 2018

November 2, 2018

November 3-19, 2018

February 9, 2018

January 11, 2019

January 12-18, 2019

April 13, 2019

March 8, 2019

March 9-25, 2019

June 8, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 4-20, 2019

July 13, 2019

June 14, 2019

June 15-24, 2019

The Spring Hill High School Code for Registration is 172810

For additional ACT prep help and to register for the ACT, please go to: www.actstudent.org. You will find a great deal of valuable prep information as well as information about scholarships.

Q: Can I take the ACT for free?

The ACT Program Fee-Waiver Service is designed to help students from whom test fees represent obstacles on the road to college.

High school juniors and seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay the test fees can request fee waivers through their school counselors.

The waivers cover the basic test fees for ACT. Each qualifying student is eligible for two fee waivers. A fee waiver may qualify you for application fee waivers at many colleges. See your counselor for more information or to find out if you qualify.

Q: What is the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)?


The SAT test is a college entrance exam that is primarily accepted by colleges/universities on the East and West Coasts as well as more selective admissions colleges/universities.

Test

Test Dates

Registration Deadline

SAT & Subject Tests

August 26, 2017

July 28, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

October 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

November 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

December 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

SAT & Subject Tests

March 10, 2018

February 9, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

May 5, 2018

April 6, 2018

SAT & Subject Tests

June 2, 2018

May 3, 2018


Please visit www.collegeboard.com for registration and more information.

Q: Can I take the SAT for free?

The SAT Program Fee-Waiver Service is designed to help students from whom test fees represent obstacles on the road to college.

High school juniors and seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay the test fees can request fee waivers through their school counselors.

The waivers cover the basic test fees for SAT or Subject Tests, as well as either the Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) or the Student Answer Service (SAS). A fee waiver may qualify you for application fee waivers at many colleges. See your counselor for more information or to find out if you qualify.

Note: Fee waivers cannot be used for late registration.

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