Test Preparation Resources for Parents & Students

ACTSAT

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On February 20, 2019, The ACT® will be administered to 11th grade students during the regular school day. 

The ACT® scores will provide you with information about your student’s progress toward college readiness and is widely used by colleges in making decisions about admission. Students who take The ACT® according to ACT, Inc. requirements will be able to share their ACT scores with up to four colleges or universities for free. The ACT® includes multiple-choice tests in English, Reading, Mathematics, and Science, as well as a Writing test, which is an essay.

Please speak to your child about the test experience. It is important that students approach the test with seriousness and confidence. We count on your support in the following ways:

  • Students are required to present IDs before entering the test room.
  • Please make sure your student arrives to school promptly on testing days.
  • Students must NOT bring any electronic devices or other personal belongings into the testing location.
  • Medical appointments and other out-of-school functions should not be scheduled during testing hours. If your child arrives at school after testing has begun, he/she will be escorted to an assigned area in order not to disrupt the testing environment for the other students. He/she will then take the missed test during make-up testing times or during the next scheduled class.

For more information about The ACT®  please contact your child’s guidance counselor or the Site Test Coordinator (STC) at 803-469-6200 or visit http://ed.sc.gov/tests/high.

Sincerely,

James T. Curry, Assistant Principal/STC  

Shirley Gamble, Principal

ACTstudent.org : The makers of the ACT exam have come up with a few ways to prepare yourself for the exam without spending any cash at all. You can prepare with just a few practice questions for each test section, or pop over to their media area and download and print a pdf file of strategy, test tips and a complete free ACT practice test, including the ACT Writing prompt.

The Princeton Review : The Princeton Review, one of the most widely known test prep companies in the world, offers both in-person and online ACT practice tests for free! All you need to do is search for an available testing center near your zip code to take a test in person, or sign up for the online test. After the test, you’ll receive a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

Peterson’s : Peterson’s, known for all sorts of educational publications like test prep, college preparation, college selection and more, offers a free ACT practice test, too. Here, you’ll need to sign up for a StudentEdge account (which is free), and then register to take the online, timed test. After your test, your strengths and weaknesses will be assessed, and you’ll be better able to develop strategies for the exam.

Number2 : Number2.com, as in “Number 2 Pencil” has long been affiliated with free test prep. This company offers test prep – totally free – for the GRE, SAT along with the ACT. Here, although a practice test is not specified, you can go through an ACT tutorial with practice questions, get detailed, personalized progress reports, and even work with a coach or helper if you’d like.

Kaplan : This test prep company is the largest in the world, and with its propensity for offering worthwhile, free practice questions, tests, and even classes for those who can’t or don’t wish to pay, the sky’s the limit for how large it can really become. With this Free ACT practice test, you’ll get a meticulous score review, and even access to their ACT Classroom Anywhere prep course, which is top of the line.

McGraw-Hill Practice Plus : A number of free practice tests are available.

*Information collected via: http://testprep.about.com/od/ACT_Prep/tp/Free_ACT_Practice.htm

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On March 6, 2019, The SAT® will be administered to 11th grade students during the regular school day.

Free SAT Practice websites:

CollegeBoard: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
Official SAT Practice: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Please speak to your child about the test experience. It is important that students approach the test with seriousness and confidence. We count on your support in the following ways:

  • Students are required to present IDs before entering the test room.
  • Please make sure your student arrives to school promptly on testing days.
  • Students must NOT bring any electronic devices or other personal belongings into the testing location.
  • Medical appointments and other out-of-school functions should not be scheduled during testing hours. If your child arrives at school after testing has begun, he/she will be escorted to an assigned area in order not to disrupt the testing environment for the other students. He/she will then take the missed test during make-up testing times or during the next scheduled class.

For more information about The SAT®  please contact your child’s guidance counselor or the Site Test Coordinator (STC) at 803-469-6200 or visit http://ed.sc.gov/tests/high.

Sincerely,

James T. Curry, Assistant Principal/STC

Shirley Gamble, Principal