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College Prep Testing

The ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college.

 

Students are recommended to take the SAT/ACT in the Spring of their junior year and the Fall of their senior year. We recommend taking these tests twice. Colleges will combine best scores from different tests.

 

Important: Both of these tests require photo submissions online now, so be sure to have an appropriate photo ready!

 

SAT:

To register, visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register.

  • SAT Subject Tests are required at some Colleges/Universities.
    • It is important to research the admissions requirements of schools you (or your student) are considering.

 

I Need a Pencil: Free SAT prep site.

 

PrepFactory:  Free student friendly SAT and ACT test prep site.

 

College Board webpage: SAT question of the day

 

SAT Prep Course: Offered at Genesee Community College, Lima Campus in March and April.  Refer to link with registration information.

 

Khan Academy: Partners with College Board to provide FREE comprehensive SAT test prep materials.

Chegg Test Prep: Course with over 1700 practice problems, 3 practice tests and time saving strategies.

 

CollegeXpress. Interactive SAT word game. Students can also find valuable college information and resources.

 

ACT:

To register, visit http://www.actstudent.org/regist/

 

PrepFactory:  Free student friendly SAT and ACT test prep site.

  • Unlike SAT, ACT has a Science section and the Writing section is optional.
 

SAT VS ACT: Comparisons between the SAT and ACT and a score conversion chart. 

Chegg Test Prep:  Course with over 1,400 practice problems, 3 practice tests and test taking strategies.

 

PSAT:

PSAT is a standardized test that provides first hand practice for SAT.

  • Qualifies students to enter National Merit scholarship programs.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Only juniors can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.
  • All sophomores at Bloomfield High School will take the PSAT in October.
 

ASVAB:

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. Students interested in entering the military MUST take this test.  

  • Students at Bloomfield will have the choice to take the ASVAB test in October of their Junior year. This test is meant to provide valuable skill and career related information to any student, not just those interested in entering the military.
  • To learn more about the ASVAB, visit ASVAB
 

Accuplacer:

Accuplacer testing includes general assessments in sentence skills, reading comprehension, algebra, and college-level mathematics. It is a placement test used by many community colleges across the country for incoming students.

The Accuplacer test gives the college a score in each area, english, math and reading. The scores tell the college what college courses the student will need to take in each subject area (remedial, general or honors classes).

  • All students at Bloomfield will be taking the Accuplacer test in November of their Junior year.