College & Career Information
SAT: According to the College Board, the SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. For more information go to the College Board Website SAT.
ACT: According to the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
- The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
- The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
For more information visit the ACT Website.
See document at the bottom of the page for a comparison between the SAT and ACT.
PSAT: According to College Board, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. For additional information go to the College Board website. The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
- Critical reading skills
- Math problem-solving skills
- Writing skills
For a comparison of of SAT/ACT Test Prep Reviews, click here.
To access additional information to help prepare yourself (or your child) for life after high school, click on the links on the right of the screen.