College Office

SAT-ACT Info

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.

FREE EVENTS:

• 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 

CLASSROOM COURSES

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  

Saturday

10/12/2019

09:00 AM - 12:45 PM

SAIKM19985P

Practice Test and Scoring

Monday

10/21/2019

03:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SAIKM19985P

Session 1

Saturday

10/26/2019

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM19985P

Session 2

Monday

10/28/2019

03:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SAIKM19985P

Session 3

Monday

11/4/2019

03:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SAIKM19985P

Session 4

Saturday

11/16/2019

09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SAIKM19985P

Practice Test and Scoring

Monday

11/18/2019

03:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SAIKM19985P

Session 5

Saturday

11/23/2019

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM19985P

Session 6

 

Test: SAT EXAM March 14, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20001P

Saturday

01/11/2020

09:00 AM - 12:45 PM

SAIKM20001P

Practice Test and Scoring

Saturday

01/18/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20001P

Session 1

Saturday

01/25/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20001P

Session 2

Saturday

02/01/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20001P

Session 3

Saturday

02/08/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20001P

Session 4

Saturday

02/15/2020

09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SAIKM20001P

Practice Test and Scoring

Saturday

02/29/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20001P

Session 5

Saturday

03/07/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20001P

Session 6

 

Test: SAT EXAM March 14, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20004P

Monday

02/10/2020

03:00 PM - 06:45 PM

SAIKM20004P

Practice Test and Scoring

Wednesday

02/12/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20004P

Session 1

Monday

02/24/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20004P

Session 2

Wednesday

02/26/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20004P

Session 3

Monday

03/02/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20004P

Session 4

Wednesday

03/04/2020

03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

SAIKM20004P

Practice Test and Scoring

Monday

03/09/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20004P

Session 5

Wednesday

03/11/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20004P

Session 6

 

Test: SAT EXAM May 2, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20005P

Saturday

02/15/2020

09:00 AM - 12:45 PM

SAIKM20005P

Practice Test and Scoring

Saturday

02/29/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20005P

Session 1

Saturday

03/07/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20005P

Session 2

Saturday

03/14/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20005P

Session 3

Saturday

03/21/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20005P

Session 4

Saturday

03/28/2020

09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

SAIKM20005P

Practice Test and Scoring

Saturday

04/04/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20005P

Session 5

Saturday

04/25/2020

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SAIKM20005P

Session 6

 

Test: SAT EXAM May 2, 2020 Class Code: SAIKM20007P

Monday

03/30/2020

03:00 PM - 06:45 PM

SAIKM20007P

Practice Test and Scoring

Wednesday

04/01/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20007P

Session 1

Monday

04/06/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20007P

Session 2

Wednesday

04/08/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20007P

Session 3

Monday

04/13/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20007P

Session 4

Wednesday

04/15/2020

03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

SAIKM20007P

Practice Test and Scoring

Monday

04/27/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20007P

Session 5

Wednesday

04/29/2020

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

SAIKM20007P

Session 6

 

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: 

kaptest.com/college-prep/partner/stfrancisprep



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)



THE STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP WITH COLLEGE BOARD OR ACT TO TAKE THE ACTUAL EXAM.  


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

REGISTER FOR ACT TESTS AT

 www.act.org


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. 

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 College Office


2019-20 SAT Dates

Deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. To see international SAT test dates, visit International Registration.

2019-20 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT DateSAT Subject Tests AvailableRegistration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
August 24, 2019

Learn more
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateJuly 26, 2019

August 6, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

August 13, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

August 13, 2019
October 5, 2019

Register

Learn more
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateSeptember 6, 2019

September 17, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

September 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

September 24, 2019
November 2, 2019

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateOctober 3, 2019

October 15, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

October 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

October 22, 2019
December 7, 2019

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateNovember 8, 2019

November 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

November 26, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

November 26, 2019
March 14, 2020

Register
SAT Subject Tests not offered on this dateFebruary 14, 2020

February 25, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

March 3, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

March 3, 2020
May 2, 2020

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateApril 3, 2020

April 14, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

April 21, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

April 21, 2020
June 6, 2020

Register
See SAT Subject Tests available on this dateMay 8, 2020

May 19, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

May 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

May 27, 2020

Important Information

U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States and U.S. territories.

  • U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines. The deadlines expire at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S.
  • Additional fees apply if you register late, change your test center, change your test date, or switch from taking the SAT to taking a Subject Test after registering. Find out how to make registration changes and get deadlines.
  • Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance. Please note this exception: Sunday testing for the October 3, 2020 SAT will be held October 18, 2020.
  • If you miss the late registration deadline, you may be able to get on the waitlist.
  • Your registration options will be limited if you aren’t taking the SAT for one of its main purposes.


2019-20 ACT Dates

ACT Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline ACT Score Release
June 8, 2019May 3, 2019May 4-20, 2019June 18 – August 2, 2019
July 13, 2019*June 14, 2019June 15-24, 2019July 23 – August 26, 2019
Sept 14, 2019Aug 16, 2019Sept 1, 2019Sept 24; Oct 10, 2019
Oct 26, 2019Sept 27, 2019Oct 13, 2019Nov 12; Nov 26, 2019
Dec 14, 2019Nov 8, 2019Nov 25, 2019Dec 24, 2019; Jan 7, 2020
Feb 8, 2020Jan 10, 2020Jan 17, 2020Feb 18; Mar 3, 2020
Apr 4, 2020Feb 29, 2020Mar 16, 2020Apr 14; Apr 28, 2020
June 13, 2020May 8, 2020May 25, 2020June 23; July 7, 2020
July 18, 2020June 19, 2020June 29, 2020July 28; Aug 11, 2020


SAT vs. ACT

Colleges will accept both tests equally.  

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

SATACT
MathReading
Writing and Language
Essay (optional)


MathReading
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 passages4 reading passages
Science - NoneScience - 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 OPTIONALEssay will test how you evaluate and analyze complex issue and is OPTIONAL















 

NOTE:  Seniors are responsible to have their SAT test scores sent directly to the college / university .  You can do this from the CollegeBoard website. THE NUMBER TO HAVE SATS SENT THROUGH COLLEGEBOARD TO CUNY IS 2950.

 * 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.

 


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


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. 

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