ACT

Test Date Regular Deadline Late Fee Required Photo Upload/Standby Deadline
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 31, 2020 No late fees September 4, 2020
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
September 25, 2020 No late fees October 2, 2020
December 12, 2020 November 6, 2020 November 7-20 December 4, 2020
February 6, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9-15 January 29, 2020
*April 17, 2021 March 12, 2021 March 13-26 April 9, 2021
*June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21 June 4, 2021
July 17, 2021 June 18, 2021 June 19-25 July 9, 2021

* Test Dates for Shawnee Heights High School
Sign up: ​www.actstudent.org/start
Shawnee Heights School Code:  172-883

 

 

SAT

SAT Date Subject Tests Available Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
August 29, 2020 Subject Tests Available
July 31, 2020

August 11, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

August 18, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 18, 2020
September 26, 2020 SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date August 26, 2020 September 15, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone) September 15, 2020
October 3, 2020 Subject Tests Available
September 4, 2020

September 15, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

September 22, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 22, 2020
November 7, 2020 Subject Tests Available
October 7, 2020

October 20, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

October 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 27, 2020
December 5, 2020 Subject Tests Available
November 5, 2020

November 17, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

November 24, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 24, 2020
March 13, 2021 SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date February 12, 2021

February 23, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

March 2, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 2, 2021
May 8, 2021 Subject Tests Available
April 8, 2021

April 20, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

April 27, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 27, 2021
June 5, 2021 Subject Tests Available
May 6, 2021

May 18, 2021 (for mailed registrations)

May 26, 2021 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 26, 2021

Visit www.sat.collegboard.org to register, or for more information. 

Practice testing materials are available for students wanting to take these tests

  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library has testing materials for practice.
  • Barnes and Noble and Amazon have books available for purchase at your cost.
  • Sylvan Learning Center has tutoring sessions available at your cost. More information can be found at this link: http://www.sylvanlearning.com/prep/act-test-prep

 

 

PSAT

What is the PSAT and Why Should I Take It?
The PSAT is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholars Program.  
7,400 National Merit Scholarships of three types and approximately 1,200 Special Scholarships will be awarded every year; these 8,600 awards will have a combined value of more than $43 million.  A complete list of corporate and college who participate in the National Merit Program may be found at http://nationalmerit.org/Merit_Sponser_Leaflet.pdf.
What are my Chances?
1.5 million students take the PSAT every year, about 50,000 receive some sort of National Merit recognition, such as Commended Scholar, Semi-Finalist, Finalist, or National Achievement Scholar. The top ½ of 1 percent who take the test become National Merit Scholar Finalists, the top 3% are recognized as Commended or Semi-Finalists.  This is based on the high score in your state for the year, so winning scores change from year to year, winning scores in Kansas have typically been around 220.  

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Test Comparisons

ACT
2 hours & 55 minutes
3 hours & 22 minutes (with writing)
SAT
3 1/2 hours including the optional 50 minute essay
PSAT
​2 hours & 45 minutes
English
- 75 questions
- 45 minutes
- 4 choice-multiple choice
- Usage/mechanics questions
- Rhetorical skills questions
Reading
- 52 questions
​- 65 minutes
Reading
- 60 minutes
- 47 questions
- 5 passages: 1 literature, 2 history/social science, 2 science
- 1-2 graphs
- 1 passage will include compare/contrast
- Questions go in order that they appear in the text
- Difficulty of questions is random
- 4 choice-multiple choice
- Text evidence and graph questions
Math
- 60 questions
- 60 minutes
- 5 choice-multiple choice
- Pre-Algebra through Trigonometry
Math
- 2 sections
1. No Calculator
- 20 questions
- 25 minutes
2. With Calculator
- 38 questions
​- 55 minutes
Math
- 2 sections
​1. With Calculator
- 27 questions
- 45 minutes
- 4 grid-ins
2. No Calculator
- 13 questions
- 25 minutes
- 4 grid-ins
- Emphasis on Algebra and Stats
Reading
40 questions
- 35 minutes
​- 4 choice-multiple choice
- Comprehension and Reasoning
Writing and Language
- 44 questions
- 35 minutes
Writing and Language
- 1 section
- 45 minutes
- 4 passages
- 11 questions per passage
- Questions are in random order of difficulty
- 4 choice-multiple choice
- Evidence based reading with questions involving editing
Science
- 50 questions
- 35 minutes
​- 4 choice-multiple choice
- Interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem solving
No Science No Science
Writing (optional)
- 1 essay
- 40 minutes
​- Prompt given
Writing (optional)
- 1 essay
- 50 minutes
​- Prompt given
No Writing
Scoring
- No penalty for incorrect answers
- Subject area scores are scaled
- Composite score is an average of subject area scores
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Scoring
- No penalty for incorrect answers
- Raw score is determined by the number of questions answered correctly (one point per answer)
- Raw score is turned in to a scaled score
- Scaled scores are added together
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Scoring
- No penalty for incorrect answers
- Math makes up half of the score
- Reading and writing combine to make up the other half
​- Raw score is determined by the number of questions answered correctly (one point per answer)
- Raw scores are turned in to section scores
- Section scores are added together
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