The SAT Reasoning Test is a standardized college admissions test which measures a student's critical thinking skills, more specifically their ability to analyze and solve problems. The test consists of three main sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.
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PSAT/NMSQT: About the Test
The ACT test is a standardized college admissions test which consists of five curriculum-based tests: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. These tests are standardized multiplechoice tests based on the major areas of high school and postsecondary instructional programs. The ACT Test offers an optional Writing Test which students may choose to take for college admission purposes.
The ACT Test also includes a career interest inventory to assist students with career and post-secondary planning. This inventory is consistent with the preparation material CGHS students complete during their 9th and 10th grade years through the EXPLORE and PLAN programs.
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EXPLORE- practice version of the ACT college admissions exam. Ninth grade students will complete this exam during their Keystone class. The career interest inventory section of the EXPLORE is used throughout the class for career and post-secondary planning.
PLAN-This test is considered the official "pre-ACT" test. Students are given a predictor score which allows them to preview how they might achieve on the ACT. The career interest inventory section is a continuation of the material CGHS students completed in the Keystone course.