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Mount Pisgah Academy administers several standardized tests to students over the four year high school period. There have been many reports in educational journals and in public news media of differing opinions regarding the validity and the emphasis placed on test scores. These tests are only one form of assessment and some students do not test to their academic ability–scoring either above or below their achievement in their classes. Used as a tool, however, these tests can be helpful for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators. Unfortunately perhaps, the college admissions tests, SAT and ACT, are very important for college admissions and/or scholarship money. Our testing program is as follows:
Students may take the ACT and/or SAT more than once. SAT scores, in particular, are likely to benefit from repeated attempts. Colleges consider the SAT verbal, math, and writing) scores separately and take the best scores for each on any of the test attempts for admissions purposes. There are various opinions as to how much a student can prepare for either of the tests. The SAT is considered “coachable” and this preparation can range from reading the test producers’ preparation booklet, to checking out free tips on their web sites, to paying thousands of dollars for a test preparation course. The best preparation for the ACT is doing one’s best in all high school class work. Almost all colleges accept either test score (ACT or SAT) it is highly recommend that students take them both.
One test fee per year of either the ACT or SAT student may be charged to a student’s account. Additional test fees must be paid for by personal check or credit card. Parents of seniors (juniors, optional), help your students remember to register by the specified deadlines for ACT and SAT to save late fee charges.
Test Schedule 2010-11