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Character word of the week School pride- Care and satisfaction in your schools achievement and success

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Act vs. SAT Which test is right for you?

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SATACT How Questions AppearOrder of difficulty No order of difficulty Score Choice?NoYes Highest Math Level Algebra/Basic Geometry; test booklet supplies all formulas Trigonometry (only 4 questions); test booklet rarely provides formulas Skills Heavily Tested Vocabulary and Reading; Math Grammar and Reading; Math

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Penalty For Wrong Answers?YesNo Based on School Curriculum?LessMore Style of Test Tricky, with many distracters More straightforward, with fewer distracters Structure of Test Verbal: two 30-min. sections, one 15-min. section Math: two-30 min. sections, one 15-min. section Experimental: one 30- min. Verbal or Math section; looks like any other section English: one 45-min. section Math: one 60-min. section Reading: one 35-min. section Science Reasoning: one 35-min. section Experimental: added to tests on certain dates; clearly added on

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When it's Offered Seven times per year: Late January Late March or early April Early May Early June Mid October Early November Early December Six times per year: February April June September (in 13 states only) October December Scoring 200-800 for Math and for Verbal, added together for a composite score; median about 1000 1-36 for each subject, averaged together for a composite score; median about 21 When You Should Register At least six weeks before the test date At least four weeks before the test date For More Information Educational Testing Service (ETS) (609) 771-7600 www.ets.org The College Board www.collegeboard.com www.ets.org www.collegeboard.com ACT (319) 337-1000 www.act.org www.act.org

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Test DateRegistration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee Assessed) September 8, 2012 (EHS)August 17, 2012August 18-24, 2012 October 27, 2012 (EHS)September 21, 2012September 22-October 5, 2012 December 8, 2012November 2, 2012November 3-16, 2012 February 9, 2013 (EHS)January 11, 2013January 12-18, 2013 April 13, 2013 (EHS)March 8, 2013March 9-22, 2013 June 8, 2013 (EHS)May 3, 2013May 4-17, 2013 ACT Test Dates: Register for the ACT online at www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org ACT (with writing) - $50.50; Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).

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Test DateRegistration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee Assessed) October 6, 2012 (EHS)September 7, 2012September 21, 2012 November 3, 2012 (EHS)October 4, 2012October 19, 2012 December 1, 2012 (EHS)November 1, 2012November 16, 2012 January 26, 2013December 28, 2012January 11, 2013 March 9, 2013 (EHS) February 8, 2013February 22, 2013 May 4, 2013April 5, 2013April 19, 2013 June 1, 2013May 2, 2013May 17, 2013 SAT Test Dates: Register for the SAT online at www.collegeboard.orgwww.collegeboard.org SAT - $50.00; includes reports for you, your high school and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register)

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SAT Practice Math Question A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are seniors, juniors, and sophomores who applied. Each senior's name is placed in the lottery times; each junior's name, times; and each sophomore's name, time. What is the probability that a senior's name will be chosen? A.1/8 B.2/9 C.2/7 D.3/8 E.1/2

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Answer: D To determine the probability that a senior's name will be chosen, you must determine the total number of seniors' names that are in the lottery and divide this number by the total number of names in the lottery. Since each senior's name is placed in the lottery times, there are seniors' names. Likewise, there are juniors' names and sophomores' names in the lottery. The probability that a senior's name will be chosen is.

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SAT The projected sales volume of a video game cartridge is given by the function where is the number of cartridges sold, in thousands; is the price per cartridge, in dollars; and is a constant. If according to the projections, cartridges are sold at per cartridge, how many cartridges will be sold at per cartridge A. 20,000 B. 50,000 C. 60,000 D. 150,000 E. 200,000

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Answer: C

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SAT Because King Philip's desire to make Spain the dominant power in sixteenth-century Europe ran counter to Queen Elizabeth's insistence on autonomy for England, ------- was ----- --. A. reconciliation.. Assured B. warfare.. Avoidable C. ruination.. Impossible D. conflict.. Inevitable E. diplomacy.. simple

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Answer: D The word "because" indicates that the information in the first part of the sentence (the part before the comma) explains the reason for the situation described in the second part. The first part states that what King Philip wanted (domination for Spain) "ran counter to" what Queen Elizabeth wanted (independence for England). Choice (D) logically completes the sentence: Given that there was such a fundamental disagreement between the two monarchs, "conflict" would likely be "inevitable," or unavoidable

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Free Practice Questions online SAT- http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/

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ACT Math questions A car averages 27 miles per gallon. If gas costs $4.04 per gallon, which of the following is closest to how much the gas would cost for this car to travel 2,727 typical miles? A. $ 44.44 A. B. $109.08 B. C. $118.80 C. D. $408.04 D. E. $444.40 E. When x = 3 and y = 5, by how much does the value of 3x 2 – 2y exceed the value of 2x 2 – 3y ? A. 4 B. 14 C. 16 D. 20 E. 50

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