College Entrance Exams- SAT/ACT
BATTLE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL CEEB Code: 061010
PSAT/NMSQT: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Assessment Test
The PSAT measures critical reading, quantitative (math), and writing ability, and offers practice for the SAT. You’ll have 60 minutes to answer 47 reading questions, 35 minutes to answer 44 writing questions/tasks and 70 minutes on 48 math questions. Like the new SAT, you will not penalized for wrong answers — or for guessing, essentially. This is not used to determine college admission but is intended to help students prepare for the SAT.
All college bound juniors SHOULD take this exam in October and the fee can be paid for at the beginning of the school year. If you wish to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship and recognition, you must take the PSAT during your junior year.
The SAT tests reading, vocabulary, grammar and usage, writing (including an essay) and math (Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra 1 and 2).
The ACT tests reading, grammar and usage, science reasoning, and math (Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra 1 and 2, and limited Trigonometry). It also has an optional writing section.
ACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
All ACCUPLACER tests use a multiple-choice format.* There’s no time limit on the tests, so you can focus on doing your best to demonstrate your skills.
ACCUPLACER uses the latest computer-adaptive technology and the questions you see are based on your skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question so it’s important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.
The number of questions varies depending on which ACCUPLACER tests you take. There could be as few as 12 questions or as many as 40. No one passes or fails ACCUPLACER tests, but it’s important to complete the test using your best effort, so you and your college have an accurate measure of your academic skills.
Test Prep Resources
SAT Prep at BMHS
Participants in the course will be divided into four sections. Two sections will be math focused and two sections will be reading/writing focused and each will have their own content trained facilitator. The first two math sections will meet and focus on math related SAT preparation for the first semester and the reading/writing sessions will focus those for the first semester. After the semester the sections will flip and focus on the opposite content, this should allow students to have ample training in both math and reading/writing, in small, more personalized environments.
Club Z! / Sage Tutoring SAT Prep Course
In preparation for the April 10th SAT exam, Battle Mountain High School has arranged, through Club Z! Tutoring, to offer an SAT test preparation course this spring. Students taking the ACT are welcome to attend. Over the past 9 years, we’ve worked with hundreds of local students. On average, our students see a 250+ point increase on the SAT. We have a 95% success rate raising scores.
We will be hosting a FREE, full-length, mock SAT exam at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 13th. Because of the increased difficulty level of the SAT and ACT exams in recent years, we highly recommend students do the following:
1. Take our 4-hour SAT “boot camp” course - $55. Offered on Saturday, January 20th OR Sunday, January 21st from 10 am - 2 pm.
2. Schedule a free, in-home consultation. We’ll discuss the results of your child’s mock exam, goals for college, and which 1-1 or self-paced test prep path is the best fit. We offer a variety of test prep options that fit any budget. There is no obligation to buy.
3. Ready to start a 1-1 program now? Give us a call!
During the introductory SAT Prep Course, students will be provided with information and materials to help them prepare for the SAT exam. The information and materials will include:
● An overview of the SAT test sections (English, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Science Reasoning
● Timed practice in each subject area.
● General test-taking strategies, time-management techniques, and content information.
● Students will leave the course with access to a free, online practice test, where they can view video solutions to every question on the test.
LOCATION INFO: Battle Mountain High School, Edwards, CO.
If you are interested in enrolling, please fill out the attached form and return to Club Z! NO LATER THAN January 8th, 2018. You may pay by check or by credit card. Please mail or email your completed enrollment form to PO Box 1872 Eagle, CO 81631 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call Club Z! Tutoring at 970.668.0515. Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you to confirm enrollment.