Which Test Should I Take?
The ACT and SAT are college entrance exams, and students must take one or the other in order to apply to a four-year university. Johnson County Community College does not require an ACT score for admission. The ACT has five components: mathematics, reading, science, English and an optional writing test. The SAT consists of 10 sections: three in mathematics, a required writing session, and three in critical reasoning. Each test is approximately three hours and 25 minutes.
The PSAT exam is also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). About 1 percent of students nationally achieve these top scores which put them in the running for the National Merit Scholarship.
Northwest ACT Test Prep
District-Sponsored Prepworks ACT Test Prep
The Olathe District contracts with Prepworks, an online ACT test prep company. Each license is $45 and provides 12-month access. Students begin with an diagnostic ACT exam and then creates a customized learning path for each student base on their initial results. Students progress through a series of instrutional modules with two additional complete ACT tests. In addition, Prepworks offers free two-hour online ACT workshops approximately four times per year with a live tutor to help with testing strategies.
Visit http://eacademy.olatheschools.com for information and a flyer to sign up. Call the eAcademy office at 780-7110 for answers to any additional questions.
ACT Testing Dates
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration (fee required)|
|September 14, 2019||August 16, 2019||August 17-30, 2019|
|October 26, 2019||September 20, 2019||September 21-October 4, 2019|
|December 14, 2019||November 8, 2019||November 9-22, 2019|
|February 8, 2020||January 10, 2020||January 11-17, 2020|
|April 4, 2020||February 28, 2020||February 29-March 13, 2020|
|June 13, 2020||May 8, 2020||May 9-22, 2020|
PSAT / NMSQT Testing Day
The PSAT / NMSQT exam will be given on Oct. 16, 2019 at Olathe Northwest. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 11. Late registration is not an option. Register at www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/172225. The cost is $19.
All freshmen through juniors will test on Oct. 10. If you do not sign up for the PSAT, you will take the PSAT 8/9 if you are in ninth grade, or the Practice ACT if you are in 10th or 11th grades.
Contact Elva Medina, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
SAT Testing Dates
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|October 5, 2019||September 6, 2019||September 17, 2019|
|November 2, 2019||October 3, 2019||October 15, 2019|
|December 7, 2019||November 8, 2019||November 19, 2019|
|March 14, 2020||February 14, 2020||February 25, 2020|
|May 2, 2020||April 3, 2020||April 14, 2020|
|June 6, 2020||May 8, 2020||May 19, 2020|