CMorris
  • Candy Morris, District Assessment Coordinator-ACT/SAT/TSI Test Site Supervisor for Test Day
    SATwww.collegeboard.org      ACTwww.act.org 

    Attention Juniors, Class of 2023: There will be a one time free SAT school day offered to all juniors March 2, 2022. All juniors will be automatically registrered for that assessment. All Sophomores will also take the TSIA2 that same day, March 2, 2022.

    To access SAT scores please login to your College Board account using the email you provided when you registered for the test or complete pre-assessment. Please contact College Board if you need assistance with your account. We encourage all students to use a personal email to create a College Board account so that you can link it to the free Khan Academy resources and track your PSAT and SAT scores all through high school.

    Khan Academy link account to College Board account for free AP and SAT prep.

    A personal email should also be used when registering to take the ACT.

     Please use the websites below for SAT/ACT registration and to access scores.

    Other College Readiness Exam Info: TSI Test  (college entrance exam known as Accuplacer, for entrance into dual credit and other programs) Located at CHS (no further Saturday testing for this school year). You can discuss TSI needs with College and Career Counselor and register at Del Mar college if needed. Testing will resume on site at CHS in the fall of 2021.

    TSI Testing Information, registration and practice ino: https://www.delmar.edu/offices/testing/tsi.html 

    TSI test scores are given to students on test day and they are responsible for taking to parents and keeping a copy as well as providing to colleges or universities. 

    Please go the following websites for more information and registration. For practice on any test, SAT/ACT test scores, specific test questions or registration info related specifically to your student, please login to the websites below or call toll free numbers provided on websites.

    SAT/ACT School Code and Test Center Codes can be looked up when you are going through registration process on the websites. Calallen HS School Code for SAT/ACT is 441045. (Test Center Code depends on which school you want to take test at, so you can search that on the registration website).

    SAT: www.collegeboard.org      ACT: www.act.org     TSI (Accuplacer): www.accuplacer.collegeboard.org   (for practice only, register for this one in counseling office)           

    To enter test site for ALL of these exams, student MUST bring:

    • Valid Driver’s License or Current Year Student ID (cannot be expired)
    • Test admission ticket (print online when you register on SAT/ACT websites)
    • 2-#2 pencils
    • Allowable calculator for SAT/ACT (see calculator policy). (Calculator not permitted for TSI).
    • Snacks/water as desired (optional to bring but not provided). Enter front entrance of HS and wait in specified hall, between 7:30-7:45am. Students will be checked into rooms by 7:45 and will not be permitted to enter after 8am.

    If you have any general questions regarding our test site, please contact Candy Morris, District Testing Coordinator at cmorris@calallen.org or 361-242-7593. If you have other specific questions in regards to your child's/student college entrance needs, please contact the school counselor.

    For specific SAT/ACT related administration questions, you should contact the SAT(College Board) or ACT directly at the numbers provided on their websites.

         ~When do I take the SAT/ACT?

    Although it is up to the student and parent, here is one answer directly from the SAT College board website: "Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school. At least half of all students take the SAT twice — in the spring as a junior and in the fall as a senior. Most students improve their score the second time they take the SAT. Learn more about when to take the SAT." The PSAT will be offered through the HS counseling office and updates will be announced to students as they come available. Brochures and booklets with more information on some of these exams are also available in the HS counseling office.

    More information can be found at the websites below:

    ACT: www.actstudent.org

    SAT: www.collegeboard.org

     

    Practicing and familiarizing yourself with these standardized assessments, can help you often help increase your scores! There are numerous companies that offer test preparation classes and tutorials. The website, reviews.com has a section that compares the “SAT/ACT Test Preparation Companies” available; rates & reviews them, and provides links to each company’s website.