High School District 219
TESTING PLANNING CALENDAR
Niles North High School
CEEB/ACT School Code143-927
REMINDER: College admission test scores (ACT and SAT) will not be included on the student's transcript. It is the student's responsibility to send test scores.
ACT TEST (ACT TEST DATES 2012-2013)
To register for the ACT, students can pick up an ACT REGISTRATION PACKET in the College and Career Resource Center or Guidance Office and mail it directly to ACT. The student can also register on-line at www.actstudent.org.
SAT TEST (Subject Test Dates 2010-11) (SAT Testing 2010-2011)
To register for the SAT, students can pick up an SAT REGISTRATION BOOKLET in the College and Career Resource Center or Guidance Office and mail it directly to the College Board. The student can also register on-line at www.collegeboard.org. Students cannot take both the SAT I or SAT II (subject test) on the same day.
ACT vs SAT
About the SAT:
The SAT is required for admission by most U.S. colleges and is often used to award scholarships and grants. The SAT is 3 hours and 45 minutes long and is comprised of 3 content areas - Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. An unscored 25-minute Experimental section is thrown into the mix as well. The individual content areas are scored on a scale of 200-800, with a maximum score of 2400.
About the ACT:
The ACT is used by virtually all U.S. colleges as an admissions requirement and is also used to award scholarships. The ACT is approximately 3 hours long (add 30 minutes if you plan on taking the optional writing portion). The ACT is comprised of 4 tests - English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. These tests are each scored on a scale of 1-36, and the scores are then averaged to a composite overall score of 1-36.
How Do the Tests Compare?