2017-2018 Testing Information
Testing code 421-200

ACT EXAM
The ACT is a college entrance achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. It has up to 5 components: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing Test.

Who should register?

Juniors and Seniors planning to attend college as well as any student interested in taking Dual Credit courses.

What is the cost?

$42.50 no writing          OR             $58.50 with writing
Late Registration – add $25.00

How Do I Register?

Register online at www.actstudent.org

2017-2018 TEST DATE

REGULAR DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION

Saturday, September 9

August 4

August 5 - 18

Saturday, October 28

September 22

September 23 - Oct 6

Saturday, December 9

November 3

November 4 - 17

Saturday, February 10

January 12

January 13 - 19

Saturday, April 14

March 9

March 10 - 23

Saturday June 9

May 4

May 5 - 18

TIPS FOR REGISTERING

  • Keep in mind that it may take about 30 minutes to register
  • When you create your account be sure you write down your password for future reference
  • The high school CEEB code is 421-200
  • For more information on students with disabilities refer to http://www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/
  • Fee waivers are available in the counselors office for students who meet eligibility criteria
  • You may select up to 5 colleges to receive scores
    • If you are an athlete NCAA must receive scores directly from ACT – be sure they are one of your choices to have scores sent to.
  • Students are required to upload a photo when registering

 

SAT EXAM
The SAT is a college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math.


Who should register?

Juniors and Seniors planning to attend college

What is the cost?

$46 to $60 (subject tests range from $21 to $26 per subject)

How Do I Register?

Register online at https://sat.collegeboard.org

2017-18 TEST DATE

REGULAR DEADLINE

LATE REGISTRATION

October 7

September 8

September 9-27

November 4

October 5

October 6 -26

December 2

November 2

November 3-21

March 10

February 9

February 10-28

May 5

April 6

April 7-25

June 2

May 3

May 6-23

 

 

 

TIPS FOR REGISTERING

  • When you create your account be sure you write down your password for future reference
  • The high school CEEB code is 421-200
  • Fee waivers are available in the counselors office for students who meet eligibility criteria
  • If you are an athlete NCAA must receive scores directly from SAT – be sure they are one of your choices to have scores sent to.
  • Students are required to upload a photo when registering

 

ASVAB (Juniors--optional) Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

TEST DATE: October 24, 2017 OPTIONAL for Juniors

$ NO COST

 

NMSQT or PSAT

National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test / Pre-SAT Exam

This is a practice test for the SAT college entrance exam and is used to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The test measures critical reading, math problem-solving, and writing skills developed over many years, both in and out of school.

(Juniors--optional)

TEST DATE: October 11, 2017

Cost = $ The PSAT will will offered to no charge for all interested Juniors in 2017-2018.

 

Smarter Balance(Juniors)

All eleventh grade students are required to take the Smarter Balance. Score reports will be sent home to parents in May

$ NO COST

 

AP Exams

Students currently enrolled in Advanced Placement Classes at Spearfish High School may choose to take an AP exam in May 2016 for an approximate fee of $92.00. College credit is determined by a student's score and is awarded by the college the student enrolls in after graduation. The following will be the schedule test dates for the AP Exams:

  • AP United States History - Friday, May 11
  • AP Calculus, Tuesday, May 15
  • AP English/Language - Wednesday, May 16

 

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