College Admission Tests

 

C.H.S. CEEB School Code: 480829

 

SAT Registration

ACT Registration

PSAT General Information

PSAT Score Report breakdown PowerPoint

 

SAT - The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a nationally normed test of student
critical thinking skills to determine chances of academic success at college.
Administered seven times a year, the test is offered on Saturday mornings at
Olympia High School and lasts over 3 hours and 45 minutes. The three areas
scored are Critical Reading, Math, and Writing.

SAT II - Subject tests in specific subject areas offered several times per year.
These tests are required by the more competitive colleges for admissions
consideration.

PSAT - The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test is offered to sophomores and
juniors in October of each year. It is an opportunity to take a test like the SAT
under real testing conditions. Students receive detailed score information back.
Students who do well may qualify to participate in the National Merit Program.

ACT - A nationally normed test providing testing in four sub areas: English,
math, reading, and science. There is also an optional Writing test. The test is
offered locally on Saturdays at Capital High School and lasts several hours. Scores
may be used by colleges in lieu of or in addition to SAT testing; check with the
colleges to which you are applying.

PREPARING FOR THE S.A.T.

Check the Career Center for courses and workshops available in the area.

 TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH A 504 OR IEP

The Collegeboard serves ALL students in the testing arena, including reasonable accommodations appropriate to the student's disability and the purpose of the exam.  Services to all students with Disabilities (SSD) provides PSAT and SAT accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.

Note-There is no specific mention of IB testing accommodations.

There are steps to obtaining accommodations:

1) Fill in the online SSD Student Eligibility form at http://www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/eligible.html.  Parents (guardians) and students needs to complete pages 1-2, including a signature.  Submit this form to your student's counselor  in the CHS counseling center.

2)  The SSD Eligibility form should be submitted in the spring prior to the year in which you wish to take the exam(s).  Please submit the application to your student's counselor no later than the first Monday in June.

3)  The SSD coordinator will obtain  information/documentation from the Special Services Department and mail the application to Collegeboard.

3)  Once approved, an eligibility letter, including the accommodations for which you have been approved, will be sent to you from Collegebaord.  It will include a unique SSD code to be used when communicating with the Collegeboard SSD office.

   * You only need to submit one SSD Eligibiity form to request accommodations on college tests as long as the student continues at the same school and the school-approved accommodations remain the same throughout high school.