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Testing

Oak Hill Academy is an official test site for the SAT, ACT, PSAT.  (See details below.)   If your child has current documentation of a learning or physical disability and needs to request accommodations for the SAT or ACT, please contact the Counseling Office at least nine weeks prior to the testing date.

Oak Hill Academy Testing Code (CEEB Code):  471492

How to Register:  Students taking the SAT or ACT must register online by creating an account and completing the registration process on the test’s website:  www.collegeboard.com/student/index.html?student for the SAT or  www.actstudent.org/regist/index.html for the ACT.  Please see links on the left for more information regarding testing recommendations and dates.

ACT or SAT?  Both are accepted  by virtually all colleges/universities. Each serves the same purpose for colleges, but there are some structural differences between the tests.  The SAT is essentially a three-part aptitude test (Reading, Math, Writing) while the ACT is more of an achievement test with four core sections (English, Math, Reading, Science) and an optional Writing section. See the websites below for details. The SAT is currently undergoing changes in format. The redesigned SAT will be in use beginning Spring 2016.

Some students find that they perform better on one test than the other and it can therefore be of benefit to take each test once.  Then students can re-take the test on which they received the higher score.  Students test in the spring of the junior year and re-test in the fall of the senior year.

SAT is offered on campus in October, November, December, January, and May of each year.  For a fee, a 10-session SAT preparation course is offered prior to both the October and May tests.  Registration forms for those classes are mailed home to all families.  Additional preparation materials and information about the redesigned SAT can be found at www.collegeboard.org.

SAT Subject Tests are required by certain colleges, but not all.  Students who are applying to a college that requires those scores must consider this in planning a testing schedule.  Subject tests are offered during most SAT test dates, but not all subjects are offered every date so it is important to consult with the Counseling Office or www.collegeboard.org for details.  Students may not take both the SAT and SAT Subject Tests on the same day.

ACT is offered on campus in October, and April of each year.  A separate preparation course is not offered through ACT, but preparation materials are available at www.act.org.  The ACT organization encourages students to take the most rigorous courses they can manage in order to prepare for the test.

PSAT, a practice test for the SAT, is offered each October for all underclassmen, grades 8-11.  The redesigned PSAT will be in use beginning October 2015 to effectively prepare all students for the redesigned SAT. The results may be used to identify areas of academic strength and weakness, and to choose areas of focus in preparing for the SAT.  Students may sign up in the office or parents may contact the Counseling Office to register their students.

TOEFL and SLEP for speakers of other languages: For information regarding these tests, please see the International Students link on the admissions section of this website. For TOEFL information see www.ets.org.

 

Recommended Testing Schedule

Details may vary depending on individual situations.

Grade 12:   SAT and/or ACT during fall semester, and in some cases can be taken as late as the spring semester.

Grade 11:   PSAT in October.  SAT and/or ACT during spring semester.

Grade 10:   PSAT in October.

Grade 9:     PSAT in October.

Grade 8:     PSAT in October.

Testing Dates at Oak Hill Academy

 

Important Testing Dates on Oak Hill’s Campus:

 

SAT : October, November, January, May

Students/parents must register online atwww.collegeboard.org.

 

ACT: October, April

Students/parents must register online at www.act.org.

 

PSAT : October

Register by contacting the OHA Counseling Office.

For a complete listing of specific test dates and registration deadlines, please see:

SAT: http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-us-dates

ACT:  www.actstudent.org/regist/dates.html

Please feel free to contact the OHA Counseling Office with any questions, or for tips regarding the online registration process.