SAT Parent WorkshopMarch 5, 20126-7PMAJHS media center
Schedule your IGP Call 475-2381, and ask for Wendy Brasington
The night before the test 1 Put away your study materials. By now you know all youll need to know for the test. 2 Gather the things youll need for the test: your admission ticket to the test center, acceptable ID, 2 sharpened No. 2 pencils and a good eraser. For more details visit the College Board Web site. 3 Bring along a calculator for the Math level IC and level IIC tests, as not having one will put you at a disadvantage. Only certain types of calculators are allowed; see your registration bulletin or the College Board Web site (collegeboard.com) for more information. 4 Bring an audiocassette player and spare batteries if youre taking any of the listening tests. Your registration bulletin has information on acceptable players, as does the College Board Web site. 5 Pack a watch, too, if you want to time yourself. Just make sure the alarm is off. 6 Call the weather forecast to see if youll need to leave yourself extra time to get to the test center. 7 Distract yourself in whatever way works best for you: Read a novel, watch some TV or call friends on the phone. 8 Get to bed as early as you can, and set your alarm early enough to make sure you have enough time to eat breakfast and to get to the test center at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.
SAT/ACT checklist Your Admission Ticket Acceptable photo identification Two No. 2 pencils and an eraser An acceptable calculator For a Language with Listening Subject Test: a portable CD player with earphones (yeah, they still make them) A watch (without an alarm) Luck (hey, it never hurts to have a little on your side) A backpack A snack and bottled water Extra batteries Confidence (you’re going to do great, because you’re well prepared!)
Photo identification Photo identification Which current and valid photo ID will you bring? Some acceptable examples include: State-issued drivers license State-issued nondriver ID School identification card Passport (Required in India, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria and Pakistan) Government-issued ID School ID Form prepared by your school Talent Identification Program ID/Authorization to Test Form (grades seven and eight only); photo not required
Do’s and donts of Calculators An Acceptable Calculator Calculators permitted while testing are: Graphing calculators Scientific calculators Four-function calculators (not recommended) Not permitted as a calculator: Laptop or a portable/handheld computer Calculator that has a QWERTY (keyboard-like) keypad, uses an electrical outlet, makes noise or has a paper tape Electronic writing pad or pen-input-driven device Pocket organizer Cell phone calculator
Nice to have A watch-without an audible alarm Extra batteries and backup equipment A bag or backpack A drink or snacks (for your break)
The day of the test The SAT takes 3 hours and 45 minutes itself. Please keep in mind that there are also breaks and times set aside for reading instructions that make the total time of the test much longer. You should expect to arrive at your testing center by 7:45 A.M. and should expect to leave by 1 P.M. unless you have been given extended time.
Types of admission’s tests: SAT-strategies ACT-more in line with curriculum COMPASS-technical college (used for placement) ASVAB-military
How many times should you take thetest? Do you have the score you need? Have you prepared differently since you last took the SAT/ACT/COMPASS/ASVAB? When did you last take the test? When did you first take the test? How many times have you taken the test? Have you been exposed to what you will be tested on?
Why should I take the test multipletimes? Is your child a possible palmetto fellow scholarship recipient? Is your child a possible life scholarship recipient?
Which test should I take? Our students have taken the PLAN (pre ACT) and the PSAT (pre SAT). They will take the PSAT again in October of their 11th grade. We have the tools! Where do they want to go? What do they want to do? Ask guidance for direction!