The ACT is a national college admission examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading and Science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests and a 30-minute Writing Test. The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete with breaks (or just over four hours if you are taking the Writing Test.) Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the Writing Test).
Who should take the ACT?
All high school Juniors are required to take the ACT. College-bound students will need to take one of the of the college admission tests offered. Students should consult the institutions to which they are applying to determine if they require the ACT for admission.
When do students take the ACT?
All Juniors will take the ACT in the spring of their junior year. It is up to the individual if they would like to take the ACT after that. The ACT is administered six times a year.
Register for the ACT online at www.actstudent.org
Freedom High School Code: 500-985
ACT prep classes are offered at Freedom High School. Please check back for registration information.
The SAT Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills needed for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems. The SAT includes a Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing section. The 25-minute essay will always be the first section of the SAT, and the 10-minute multiple-choice writing section will always be the final section. The remaining six 25-minute sections can appear in any order, as can the two 20-minute sections.
Who should take the SAT?
Generally most college-bound students will need to take one of the of the college admission tests offered. Students should consult the institutions to which they are applying to determine if they require the SAT for admission.
When do students take the SAT?
It is typically recommended for high school students to take the SAT in the spring of their junior year. The test is administered seven times a year.
Register for the SAT online at www.collegeboard.com
The ACCUPLACER is an assessment of skill level in reading, sentence skills, basic arithmetic, and algebra. FVTC requires the ACCUPLACER to become program ready if you have not taken the ACT. The ACCUPLACER is given at FVTC for a $15 fee www.fvtc.edu/accuplacer or at FHS in the guidance office. Testing resumes at FHS in November. Each of the 4 tests are taken at one time and each has a time out of 35 minutes.
If you want to take the ACCUPLACER at FHS you have to have applied and been accepted to FVTC and do the following:
- Bring a copy of your acceptance letter that has your FVTC ID to the school counseling office
- Sign-up on one of the available testing Wednesdays at least 2 weeks ahead of time (only 4 slots available each time)
- Prove that you have studied at the available websites listed below prior to testing
ACCUPLACER practice questions: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer
Assessment Study Guide: http://www.studyguidezone.com
Practice Tests on FVTC's Website: http://www.fvtc.edu/accureading http://www.fvtc.edu/accusentence
Review Basic Math Skills: http://www.math.com