Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year!
Kaplan has been working with the College Office to make sure we are providing families with the information and opportunities to help with the college entrance exams. Here is an overview of what will be offered this coming year for St. Francis students.
• Our PSAT Prep Live is the only free, live PSAT prep program available to students online, and features 16 hours of interactive test prep by our Prep Squad. Students can ask questions and learn key strategies that can help improve their scores. Go to https://www.kaptest.com/psat for more information.
• On Saturday, November 16th starting promptly at 9am, Kaplan will be administering a practice ACT/SAT Combo Practice test at St. Francis Preparatory School. Students will be able to get their scores on the same day. Students will then be able to compare their SAT scores to their ACT scores to provide clarity on which test to take.
Students must pre-register two weeks prior, by 11/2, at https://www.kaptest.com/class/AKKM190004.
If your student receives accommodations on the SAT or ACT, they can choose to either:
• Take the test standard time for the event OR Start the test at school and self-proctor the remaining portion of the test at home.
• If your student would like to explore other free SAT or ACT events please go to: https://www.kaptest.com/sat/free/events
St. Francis Preparatory school has partnered with Kaplan again to bring students test prep for the SAT and ACT. All participating students will receive:
• Kaplan SAT Prep classes held on campus and ACT Prep classes held in our interactive live and online classroom
• A great discount! St Francis families receive a $300 discount off of the retail price of the course
• $100 discount on all Kaplan Private Tutoring of 12 hours or more The Kaplan SAT and ACT
Courses consist of:
• 18 Hours of classroom instruction, books, and online accounts with practice quizzes and strategy reinforcement
• 4 Full-Length Practice Tests (2 online & 2 in person) with instant scoring
• Live online and recorded resources to help you dive deeper into your personalized areas of need
• Score raising strategies
• Time Management strategies
2018/2019 SAT & ACT Test Dates & Schedules
Price: $599—a $300 discount!
Parents can enroll by visiting https://www.kaptest.com/college-prep/partner/stfrancisprep OR by calling 1.800.KAPTEST or the direct line to Enrollment Counselor,
Jimmy Page at 407-208-8650
Test: SAT EXAM December 7, 2019 Class Code: SAIKM19985P
09:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Practice Test and Scoring
03:00 PM - 6:00 PM
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Test: SAT EXAM March 14, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20001P
Test: SAT EXAM March 14, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20004P
03:00 PM - 06:45 PM
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
03:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Test: SAT EXAM May 2, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20005P
Test: SAT EXAM May 2, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20007P
Parents can call Jimmy Page at Kaplan’s Enrollment Center at 407-208-8650 or 1.800.KAPTEST with any questions or to enroll. Have a great year!
To sign up for a Kaplan class:
PHONES CANNOT BE USED DURING CLASS TIME
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)
REGISTER FOR SAT TEST
REGISTER FOR ACT TESTS AT
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.
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.
Director of Guidance and College Office
Colleges will accept both tests equally.
Colleges will use SAT and ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.
SAT v. ACT Comparison Chart
NOTE: Seniors are responsible to have their SAT test scores sent directly to the college / university . You can do this from the College Board website. THE CODE TO HAVE SAT SCORES SENT THROUGH COLLEGEBOARD TO CUNY IS #2950.
* SAT: It is recommended 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 ARE RECOMMENDED TO 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.
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)
REGARDING SAT / SAT II and ACT EXAMS - Please consult with your guidance counselor with any questions.
Students can also register for SAT II exams on the College Board Website: www.collegeboard.org
About The Exams
Standardized Examinations For most students, standardized tests mean the SAT/ACT and SAT Subject Tests. The SAT Reasoning measures generalized information and reasoning abilities that students have acquired over their lifetime. It is used as a predictive instrument by colleges to indicate the likelihood of a student's success in the first year of college. SAT Subject Tests measure knowledge gained in a specific subject matter such as mathematics, foreign language, and science (e.g., biology). Most colleges use the SAT Reasoning as a component of the admission process, while only the more selective, private colleges may require SAT Subject examinations.
SAT Reasoning Test The SAT Reasoning test is a three-hour forty-five minute exam, and the results are expressed in Critical Reading, Math and Writing (range 200 - 800). Keep in mind that the Writing section is optional and many colleges that do not require it will not factor the score to determine the admission decision. The SAT is offered several times during the school year. Carefully note registration deadlines. Most colleges will use the highest Critical Reading, Math, and Writing scores for a student even if they are from separate test dates. Score Choice is available through the College Board where students can elect which test exam dates to forward to colleges. Keep in mind that a few of the more competitive colleges are still requesting that all scores be sent.
SAT Subject Test The SAT Subject Test is a series of one hour curriculum-based examinations and you may sit for up to three tests on any given test date. Most colleges requiring the SAT Subject Test prefer to see at least two or three examinations. They should be in subject areas where students demonstrated strength. Most students take the SAT Subject Tests examinations in June of the junior year (although some individuals may have previously taken SAT Subject Tests examinations in subjects such as biology). If you are uncertain about whether or not you should register for the test, either contact your guidance counselor or speak with your current curriculum based teacher. There are a few schools that still require these exams, while many have made them recommended or not required at all. You can refer to Naviance or the college’s website for specific testing requirements. Please note that one cannot sit for SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests on the same day.
ACT Examination The ACT is a three-hour test made up of four main sections: English, Mathematical, Reading and Science Reasoning. The ACT score is a composite of these four sections and ranges from 1 to 36. The ACT is more closely tied to school curriculum and is, therefore, more achievement-oriented than the SAT. ACT permits students to choose which score results are sent to colleges. The ACT also has a version that, for a higher fee, includes a Writing section. Many colleges today do not require the version with the Writing section, so you should do your research into individual college requirements prior to taking it.
Test Optional Colleges There are over 1,000 colleges and universities who have chosen to become “test optional.” This means that those colleges make admissions decisions that do not include standardized test scores in the process. However, keep in mind that all of the remaining components of the admission folder carry far more weight. In addition, some of the colleges that are test optional will not award merit based scholarships unless you provide your testing. For a full list of colleges that are Test Optional and additional resources, please visit www.fairtest.org.
2019-20 SAT Dates
Late Registration Deadline
August 24, 2019
July 26, 2019
August 6, 2019
October 5, 2019
September 6, 2019
September 17, 2019
November 2, 2019
October 3, 2019
October 15, 2019
December 7, 2019
November 8, 2019
November 19, 2019
March 14, 2020
February 14, 2020
February 25, 2020
May 2, 2020
April 3, 2020
April 14, 2020
June 6, 2020
May 8, 2020
May 19, 2020
2019-20 ACT Dates
ACT Test Date
June 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019*
June 14, 2019
June 15-24, 2019
Sept 14, 2019
Aug 16, 2019
Sept 1, 2019
Oct 26, 2019
Sept 27, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Dec 14, 2019
Nov 8, 2019
Nov 25, 2019
Feb 8, 2020
Jan 10, 2020
Jan 17, 2020
Apr 4, 2020
Feb 29, 2020
Mar 16, 2020
June 13, 2020
May 25, 2020
July 18, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 29, 2020