Guidance Department: SAT-ACT Info

 

Due to low enrollment numbers all sessions of our ACT class ACOKM17055 scheduled to start on Mon. 3/13 are cancelled.


THE STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP TO TAKE THE ACTUAL EXAM.  ST. FRANCIS AND KAPLAN CANNOT SIGN STUDENTS UP FOR THE OFFICIAL EXAM.  SEE BELOW:

TO REGISTER FOR SAT TEST -- CLICK ON www.collegeboard.com

TO REGISTER FOR ACT TESTS AT www.act.org


Dear St. Francis students:

Welcome back and happy new year from Kaplan! This spring, we will be offering SAT and ACT Prep Courses on St. Francis campus throughout the semester. Please look below for the upcoming schedules. The cost of the course is $399 Early Bird (30 days in advance) and $599 regular. The February deadlines are coming up this weekend and next week – see below for exact dates.



IN PREPARATION FOR THE APRIL ACT (E204)

CLASS CODE: ACOKM17050

1Saturday1/28/20179 am - 12:45 pm
2Saturday2/04/20179 am - 12:00 pm
3Saturday2/11/20179 am - 12:00 pm
4Saturday3/4/20179 am - 12:00 pm
5Saturday3/11/20179 am - 12:00 pm
6Saturday3/18/20179 am - 12:30 pm
7Saturday3/25/20179 am - 12:00 pm
8Saturday4/1/2017    9 am - 12:00 pm


IN PREPARATION  FOR THE MAY SAT

CLASS CODE: SAIKM17051

1Saturday2/11/2017  9 am - 12:45 pm
2Saturday3/04/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
3Saturday3/11/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
4Saturday3/18/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
5Saturday3/25/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
6Saturday4/01/2017  9 am - 12:30 pm
7Saturday4/08/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
8Saturday4/29/2017    9 am - 12:00 pm

IN PREPARATION  FOR THE MAY SAT

CLASS CODE: SAIKM17055

1Wednesday3/29/2017  3 pm - 6:45 pm
2Monday4/03/2017  3 pm - 6:00 pm
3Wednesday4/05/2017  3 pm - 6:00 pm
4Monday4/10/2017  3 pm - 6:00 pm
5Wednesday4/24/2017  3 pm - 6:00 pm
6Monday4/26/2017  3 pm - 6:30 pm
7Wednesday5/01/2017  3 pm - 6:00 pm
8Monday5/03/2017    3 pm - 6:00 pm



IN PREPARATION FOR THE JUNE SAT

CLASS CODE: SAIKM17056

1Saturday3/11/2017  9 am - 12:45 pm
2Saturday3/18/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
3Saturday3/25/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
4Saturday4/01/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
5Saturday4/08/2017    9 am - 12:00 pm
6Saturday4/29/2017  9 am - 12:30 pm
7Saturday5/13/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm
8Saturday5/20/2017  9 am - 12:00 pm






(ASK ABOUT THE UNLIMITED PREP PROGRAM)






2016–2017 SAT Test Dates

Test DatesRegistration Deadlines
  
  
 September 1, 2016
 October 7, 2016
 November 3, 2016
 December 21, 2016
 February 10, 2017
 April 7, 2017
 May 9, 2017

2016 ACT Test Dates

Test DatesRegistration Deadlines
  
  
  
  
  
  
  


REGISTRATION FOR KAPLAN IS DONE DIRECTLY WITH KAPLAN



YOUR CONTACT PERSON FOR SAT/ACT CLASSES HELD AT SFP IS PATRICIA STEVENS - SHE IS ON-SITE DURING ALL CLASS TIME.  YOUR STUDENT SHOULD REPORT ANY PROBLEMS TO HER IN THE COLLEGE OFFICE - N201

PHONE: 718-423-8810 X244

EMAIL: pstevens@sfponline.org



CALL KAPLAN AT 1800-527-8378 TO REGISTER:







1-800-KAP-TEST (527-8378)
kaplanatschool.com/stfrancisprep 



TO REGISTER CALL/ONLINE:
1-800-KAP-TEST (527-8378)
kaplanatschool.com/stfrancisprep
KAPLAN CLASSES

If you have any questions, please contact 

KAPLAN 1-800-527-8378



SAT vs. ACT

Colleges will accept both tests equally.  

Colleges will use SAT and ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.


SAT ACT
Math

Reading

Writing and Language

Essay (optional)

Math

Reading

English

Science

Essay (optional)

3 hours 50 minutes (w/essay)

3 hours (w/o essay)

4 hours 40 minutes (w/essay)

2 hours 55 minutes (w/o essay)

5 reading passages 4 reading passages
Science - None Science - 1 section testing critial thinking (not specific science knowledge)
Math - Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Data Analysis

(some questions don't allow you to use a calculator)

Math - Arithmetic, Algebra I & II, Geometry and Trigonometry

(able to use calculator on all math questions)

Essay will test your comprehension and is OPTIONAL Essay will test how you evaluate and analyze complex issue and is OPTIONAL















   

THE NUMBER TO HAVE SATS SENT THROUGH COLLEGEBOARD TO CUNY IS 2950.







PHONES CANNOT BE USED DURING CLASS TIME



TO PARENTS:

Most students will take the SAT at least twice, and the first time will usually be sometime during their junior year in high school.  SAT Preparation is helpful and necessary for anyone who intends to take the SAT.  Many high school students have found that an SAT Prep Course will help them perform better on the SAT, whether they are taking it for the first time or if they have taken the test several times before. The SAT is made up of multiple choice questions on verbal and mathematics skills.   The entire exam lasts approximately four hours. In 2005, an essay writing section was added to the SAT, so SAT Prep Classes now offer suggestions and tips about how to write the essay.

While most students dread taking the SAT, it is a necessary evil and SAT Prep can help immensely.  SAT Prep will help students prepare for the SAT in a variety of ways. First, an SAT Prep course will encourage students to relax. Second, it will show them exactly what to expect on the exam.  SAT Prep gives students sample questions and shows them how questions are often worded to "trick" test takers. Students also have the opportunity to take one or more sample SAT exams.

On the College Info (SAT/ACT) pages of the SFP website, we list courses that are available to you at SFP to help you make this process more convenient. We have made these cost effective courses available; they are comparable to other courses that are offered at a much greater price. We do not recommend this over any other SAT Prep course you might be interested in; however, they are conveniently offered here after school.

It is our hope that you look into this matter and that your child begin the preparation no later than January. For more information please contact the guidance/college office anytime during school hours:  718-423-8810 X 245.

Sincerely,

Robyn Armon

Director of Guidance and

Director of College Counseling


PLEASE BE ADVISED -- STUDENTS ARE TO KEEP THEIR CELL PHONES UNDER THEIR DESKS DURING THESE PREP CLASSES EITHER OFF OR SILENT.  THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE CELL PHONES EXCEPT DURING THEIR BREAK. 




(PLEASE NOTE -- CLASSES ARE NEVER HELD ON TEST DATES)


 

NOTE:  Seniors are responsible to have their SAT test scores sent directly to the college / university .  You can do this from the CollegeBoard website.

 

* SAT: JUNIOR STUDENTS TAKE the SAT in the spring. Once you receive those scores we suggest spending time over the summer preparing for the fall SAT. Focus on the area(s) where your performance was weak. SENIOR STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE SAT (again) IN THE FALL.

*SENIORS: It is very strongly suggested that you register on-line for the October or November SAT exam during the summer approaching senior year.

 



ACT


Each year, ACT provides an analysis of the college and career readiness of US high school graduates. Our newest report, The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014, is now available. 

Among 2014 graduates, 57% of the entire US graduating class took the ACT®college readiness assessment. This is the largest and most diverse class of ACT-tested students to date. 

Key national findings:
  • Students who took ACT's recommended core curriculum—four years of English and three years each of math, science, and social studies—were far more likely to meet the ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in each of the four subject areas.
  • Among 2013 ACT-tested graduates, 87% aspired to higher education, but only 69% actually enrolled in a postsecondary institution in fall 2013. That gap represents more than 300,000 students who fell short of their aspirations.
  • Several states saw improved ACT Composite scores this year. Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming saw the average ACT Composite score improved by 0.2 to 0.3 points. These five states, among others, administer the ACT to all students. Their improved scores are consistent with previous ACT data: gains in achievement are common in states that create an educational culture focused on college and career readiness.

To view key findings for your state, visit 
http://www.act.org/newsroom/data/2014/

Sincerely, 

Jon Erickson
ACT President


REGISTER FOR SAT TEST -- CLICK ON www.collegeboard.com


















REGISTER FOR ACT TESTS AT www.act.org

  

SAT / SAT II and ACT EXAMS - Please consult with your guidance counselor with any questions. 

 TO ASK A QUESTION OR SEND A MESSAGE TO COLLEGEBOARD VISIT sat.collegboard.org/contact or call 866-756-7346

SAT EXAM:  (SFP Test Center Code: 33426)

CEEB CODE:  330 835

REGARDING SAT / SAT II and ACT EXAMS - Please consult with your guidance counselor with any questions. 

Students can also register for SAT II exams at the above link as well.

ACT EXAM:  http://www.act.org/     Students who wish to send their ACT scores to the college / university must do so from the ACT website.