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TYPES OF TESTS

SAT-The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administrated by the College Board. Students are recommended to take the SAT in the Spring of their Junior year. Copperas Cove High School administers the SAT to all Juniors in the Spring. Students can also take the SAT anytime by registering for a national administration, which are hosted on Saturdays. Students can also take the national administration at any college or high school that offers it. Copperas Cove High School offers a number of national administrations each school year.

ACT-The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The ACT is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test created and administrated by ACT, Inc. Students are recommended to take the ACT in the Spring of their Junior year. Students can also take the ACT anytime by registering for a national administration, which are hosted on Saturdays. Students can also take the national administration at any college or high school that offers it. Copperas Cove High School offers a number of national administrations each school year.

TSI/Accuplacer-The TSI/Accuplacer is an assessment that is a part of the Texas Success Initiative program designed to help colleges/universities to determine if you are ready for college-level coursework in the areas of reading, writing, and math. Students are exempt from taking the TSI if they meet standard on either SAT or ACT. Based on how you perform on the TSI will determine whether a student will need a college level course or developmental courses in college. Copperas Cove High School offers multiple administrations to students who are not college ready. If a student needs to take the TSI before or after a grade level administration, they can make special arrangements to test by signing up through their academic advisor.

 WHERE TO SIGN UP

SAT - https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

SAT School Code: 441490

ACT - https://www.act.org/content/act/en/productsand-services/the-act/registration.html

ACT School Code: 222420

TSI/Accuplacer - Register with your Academic Advisor or Schoology Message Bridgette Gatzert

MEETING STANDARD

Test

Reading

Math

SAT

480

530

ACT

19

19

TSI

Reading: 351

Writing: a score of 5 on the essay section or a score of 4 on the essay and a minimum score of 340 on the multiple-choice section

 

350

STUDY RESOURCES

SAT

ACT

TSI/Accuplacer

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/insidethe-test

https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

https://www.test-guide.com/free-tsi-practice-tests.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

https://www.varsitytutors.com/act-practice-tests

https://search.collegeboard.org/?word=tsi&tp=usearch&seachType=accu_site&x1=u4&q1=ACCUPLACER

https://www.testpreview.com/sat_practice.htm

https://www.princetonreview.com/college/free-act-practice-test#!practice

https://www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test

https://www.princetonreview.com/college/free-sat-practice-test#!practice

https://www.4tests.com

https://www.tsipracticetest.com/tsi-reading-practice-test/

https://www.varsitytutors.com/sat-practice-tests

https://www.prepfactory.com/

https://sites.austincc.edu/tsiprep/

OTHER TESTS OFFERED AT CCHS

PSAT - The PSAT won’t count towards your college admissions applications, but it is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Some of the highest scoring students may win scholarship money, so while you shouldn’t stress out about the PSAT, you certainly shouldn’t ignore it either. Use the PSAT as practice for the SAT and ACT and is an important guidepost on your college admissions journey. CCHS students take the PSAT in the Fall of their Junior year.

STAAR EOC - Is an exam that is required by all students to take as an end of course exam. All high school students are required to take and meet standard on 5 end of course exams that include Algebra 1, English 1, Biology, English 2, and US History. The first administration is offered in the Spring for students who are in these courses. If students do not meet standards they may retake the exams in June and December.

ASVAB - The ASVAB is offered to Juniors or Seniors and gives you a snapshot of your current knowledge and skills. Scores can help with career explorations, as well as enlistment in the military. The ASVAB is offered at CCHS once in the Fall and Spring. ASVAB Score Minimums by military branch: Air Force - 36, Army - 31, Coast Guard - 40, Marines - 31, and Navy - 35.

Advanced Placement (AP) – The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school. AP testing takes place in the Spring.

2020-2021 SAT & ACT NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION DATES

SAT

ACT

August 29, 2020

September 12,13,19, 2020

September 26, 2020

October 10, 17, 24, 25, 2020

October 3, 2020

December 12, 2020

November 7, 2020

February 6, 2021

December 5, 2020

April 17, 2021

March 13, 2021

June 12, 2021

May 8, 2021

July 17, 2021

June 5, 2021

 

***Please refer to the CCHS calendar for dates when these tests are offered at CCHS.***

TESTING FAQ’S

  1. Do I need to take both the ACT and SAT? No, students should become familiar with the requirements of the college or university they would like to attend and base their decision off that.
  2. Do I need to take the TSI if I have passed the SAT or ACT? You do not need the TSI if you have met the standard on the SAT or ACT. If you have not met standard on these exams, you will need to take the TSI
  3. What is the purpose of taking the TSI? Colleges will require TSI scores if a student has not met standard on the ACT or SAT. If a student has TSI that meets standard, they will not be required to take development or remedial courses at the college or university. If a student does not meet standard on the TSI, students will be required by the college or university to take remedial or developmental courses in the subject they did not meet standard.
  4. Can I retake the TSI at CCHS? Yes, if there is a grade level administration you will be required to take the TSI if you do not have passing scores and are not considered college or career ready. If you are wanting to retake the TSI on your own, you will be required to show proof that you have studied to retake the exam.
  5. Can my child have accommodations on these tests? If your child needs a special accommodation on one of these tests, the child and parent may make a request through the school. School personnel will have to file the accommodations for approval through Collegeboard or ACT.
  6. Is there any type of assistance for the payment of the SAT or ACT? Yes, if the student is on free or reduced lunches they can complete a free waiver. Please visit either the Collegeboard or ACT website for more information. Vouchers can be received from Mrs. Gatzert or your grade level office.

 

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